Welcome to Saxony

It's likely you've seen some of Saxony's most striking sights on classical paintings, be it Canaletto's views of Dresden's captivating baroque cityscape or Friedrich's depictions of Saxon Switzerland, a breathtakingly beautiful passage cut through the mountains by the Elbe River. You've most definitely heard musical masterpieces written in Leipzig by Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard Wagner.

But there is more to discover – from quaint baroque towns to centuries-old industrial heritage. Halfway between Berlin and Prague, Saxony is a perfect introduction to what awaits you east of Germany.

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Dresden Walking Tour of the Historic Old Town

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zwinger, Dresden, SaxonyNo museum visits planned.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Procession of Princes, Dresden, SaxonyHear about the rulers of Saxony, who are all lined up at his great "mosaic" or longest porcelain tile painting in the world.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), Dresden, Saxonyno museum entrance planned during the tourDuration: 15 minutesStop At: DresdenWalks, Dresden, SaxonySee Schlossplatz Square and the Catholic CathedralDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Semper Opera House (Semperoper), Dresden, SaxonyWe talk About Johann and his royal Family creating the Theater or todays Opera House. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Neumarkt, Dresden, SaxonyFrauenkircheDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Frauenkirche, Dresden, Saxonyno inside visitDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Bruehl Terrace, Dresden, Saxonybalcony of europeDuration: 10 minutes

$182.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Bohemian, Saxon Switzerland National Parks Tour from Dresden

Meet at a central location in Dresden and depart the city early in the morning with this full day tour. The first stop on your journey will be Bastei Bridge on the Saxon side of the national park. You will have the opportunity to walk across this magnificent bridge perched high above the river Elbe. Enjoy stunning views that will take your breath away! The trip then continues on to the Pravcika Gate on the Czech side of the park. The Pravcika Gate is the largest natural sandstone gate in the whole of Europe and is truly one of a kind. Next, you will stop for lunch (included in the tour price). After you enjoyed a relaxed lunch, the group will head towards Kamenice Gorge. Here you will board a small dinghy for a journey through a canyon carved deep in the surrounding sandstone walls. Next is Hrensko, a small colourful town, from where the tour will head back to Dresden.

$89.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Trip from Prague to Dresden

Stretch your holiday across two countries and get a glimpse of the gorgeous scenery of České středohoří (Central Bohemian Highlands) with a trip to the German city of Dresden, just across the northern border. Originally a small fishing village, Dresden grew to become a spa town, a royal residence and finally, the capital city of Saxony. A simple day trip can show you the similarities and differences between these two neighboring countries. During World War II, Dresden suffered a massive air raid that almost destroyed it entirely; however, the city has been immaculately reconstructed and rebuilt.We'll walk around Dresden's most important historical monuments, including the Zwinger and Albertinum galleries, the Hofkirche and Frauenkirche churches and the Semperoper Opera House and then you´ll have a plenty of time to explore this beatiful city on your own.

$170.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Dresden to Saxon Switzerland Park: 12-Hour Group Tour, Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Old Market Square (Altmarkt), Dresden, SaxonyThe tour begins by picking you up at your Dresden hotel, Airbnb or elsewhere in Dresden. Our comfortable vehicle will then transport you to the German part of the National Park. The snacks and beverages along the way in combination with an informative description of the passing landmarks will make the journey over in no time. Stop At: Bastei, Lohmen, SaxonyOur first destination is the magnificent Bastei Bridge (Saxon Switzerland, Germany). The breathtaking view of the Elbe River Canyon, high above which the Bridge perches, will be engrained into your memory forever. Watching the sunrise above the unique sandstone pinnacles is a priceless experience.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Neurathen Castle, Bastei, SaxonyThe easy scenic walk across the Bastei Bridge is finished by an excursion of the medieval castle ruins of Felsenburg Neurathen (13th cen.), located at the other end of the Bastei Bridge. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pravcicka brana, Hrensko, Usti nad Labem Region, BohemiaThe following jurney takes us over the border to the Bohemian (Czech) part of the National Park. The 2km hike navigates us to the Pravcicka Gate. Approaching it from below, you will see the majesty with which it stands at the top of the surrounding landscape. It is the symbol of the Bohemian Swizerland National Park and you will know why, once you see it. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: MeznáWithin seeing distance from the Pravcicka Gate is our traditional Czech restaurant. A rich 'a la carte' lunch will be an appreciated reward. Both traditional Czech and international dishes are served (vegetarian options available).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kamenice GorgeOur final trip begins at the restaurant's doorstep. A descending hike unravels the beauty of the Kamenice River Gorge. Its moderate rainforest climate is very refreshing. The river along which you stroll is wild at first, but as you approach the boat cruise section, it calms down completely. The mystical dinghy boat cruise is the last element of this impression-rich day tour.The tour will end by dropping you off in Dresden at your accommodation or elsewhere in the city.Duration: 2 hours

$176.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Bastei Bridge and Königstein Fortress Day Tour from Dresden

Enjoy a day trip to the Saxon Switzerland National Park and see the Bastei Bridge and Fortress Königstein, the two highlights in the park. Your guide will pick you up from your Dresden hotel and will take you into the heart of the German Saxon Switzerland National Park, the Elbe River Canyon region.Expect the following highlights on this 7-hour day tour from Dresden: scenic drive through Elbe River Canyon, Bastei Bridge trip, German Saxon Switzerland, Königstein Fortress and a la Carte lunch.Your first stop will be the Bastei Bridge on the Saxon (German) side of the national park. You will  walk across  this magnificent Bridge perched high above the river Elbe. The stunning views will simply take your breath away. Your tour will then continue to Festung Königstein (Königstein Fortress) is a unique monument to the art of European fortress construction. Its 750 years' history have made it an impressive configuration of late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century architecture. We then enjoy fantastic lunch (included) before heading back to Dresden.

$102.76 Private & Custom Tours

city walking tour Dresden

This tour is acustomized tour and will be arranged according to your time slot and availibility. There is no fixed starting time and no fixed length of the visit. You tell me what you are intending to do and I am preparing the programme for you. Just go ahead andI am looking forward to your requests. Esta visita es una visita personalizada y depende de su tiempo disponible. No tiempo horario fijo ni programa fijo. Tode depende de sus interes. Ustedes me avisan que quieren hacer y yo les preparo el programa.Sientense libres de contactarme.Siempre estamos dispuestos a informarlo, asesorarlo y brindarle todo el acompañamiento para presentarle el mejor servicio y hacer su viaje la mejor experiencia.Contáctenos!

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