Personalized Walking Tour of Dresden

2 Hours
Global Essentials
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $407 Per Person

Personalized Walking Tour of Dresden

2 Hours
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From (USD) $407 Per Person

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      Personalized Walking Tour of Dresden

      Dresden, Germany
      From (USD) $407 Per Person
      Highlights
      • Private tour: Your guide is at your service. Ask questions, take your time exploring places that spark your interest, and even add in preferred city gems that you may have heard about beforehand.
      • Neumarkt: This area has been rebuilt to look like it did before World War II. See the Frauenkirche cathedral, Furstenzug mural, Stallhof courtyard, and Zwinger Palace.
      • Culture: See one of Europe's most beautiful opera houses, Semperoper; Hofkirche Catholic church; the Residenzschloss (Dresden Castle), a museum that houses the Green Vault; Bruhl'sTerrace ("the Balcony of Europe"); and the Augustbrucke, the historic bridge that connects Old Town with New Town.
      About this Dresden Tour

      Augustus the Strong was about as unlikely a king as you can imagine. He was born in 1670 in Saxony. His grandfather was the king, and he had a father and an older brother in line to inherit the throne. Augustus wasn't expected to ever take over, so he spent his time on wine, women, hunting, and soldiering, like a Conan the Barbarian type. Imagine his surprise when after his male relatives all had untimely deaths; he got the chance to be a king. 

      There was one little caveat, though. To assume the throne, he had to convert to Catholicism. His Protestant wife was so displeased, she left him. Augustus II's reign was characterized by losses at war, but enormous fun as well. From fireworks and masquerades to huntsand feasts, he brought good times to Dresden. He also promoted Baroque art and architectureto make the city the "jewel box" of Saxony.

      On this tour, you will see the city with a costumed historic character as your guide. Perhaps you'll be led by Augustus the Strong, complete with long, flowing hair and a fancy robe. While the real Augustus had an enormous influence on the town, so did World War II. The Allied forces bombed Dresden in 1945, killing an estimated 25,000 people and leveling much of this city. Then Communism decimated the area in its own way, bringing social realist architecture to town.

      Many of the sites you'll see have two things in common. They've been partially or fully rebuilt, and/or Augustus was connected to them, much like the Residenzschloss royal palace, which hosts Dresden's finest art collection. This complex recently restored opulent rooms that Augustus designed. He also was behind the Zwinger palace. That’s a strong influence. 

      A city no longer in ruins

      Frauenkirche is one of Dresden's best-known landmarks, with its stone bell forming a distinctive part of the city skyline. But the church was nearly completely destroyed when Dresden was bombed during World War II. And the postwar Communist regime left it in rubble for decades. After Germany was reunified, citizens led the effort to rebuild the church. And Great Britain, who had led the bombing raid during the war, contributed $1.18 million to the project.

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      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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