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Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

Activity provider: Dresden Information

Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

Activity provider: Dresden Information

From US$ 16.34 per person

Experience an atmospheric tour of Dresden at nightfall and see the sights of the city with a historical night watchman. Look forward to spooky stories and amusing anecdotes.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


1.5 hours
  • Theaterplatz

  • Semperoper

  • Zwinger

  • Dresden Castle

  • Fürstenzug

  • Schlossplatz Dresden

  • Brühl's Terrace

  • Dresden Frauenkirche

Meeting point
Main stop
End point
  • Discover Dresden at dusk and admire the impressive sights in the illuminating evening light
  • Enjoy a classic night watchman tour and look forward to spooky stories
  • Admire the historical Frauenkirche, see the famous Semper Opera House and take a look at the Zwinger
Full description

Explore the beautiful Old Town of Dresden with a historical night watchman. Sip on Schlummertrunk, a small alcoholic drink before visiting the main highlights like Semper Opera House, Dresden Frauenkirche, and more.

Begin your tour with rings of the watchman’s horn in narrow alleys, and the light of his lantern which penetrates the darkness. With his halberd, he protects the honorable citizens from vagabonds and shady characters even in the darkest corners.

Look forward to an entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Furthermore, take a look at the beautiful sights of the city. See the Semper Opera House and the famous Zwinger, walk over the palace square, and get a glimpse of the Brühlschen Terrassen.

  • Night watchman tour
  • Tour guide
  • 1 small liqueur ("Schlummertrunk")
  • Attraction tickets

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the König-Johann monument on the Theaterplatz in front of the Semper Opera House. Look for the night watchman guide with a lantern.

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Important information

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  • A maximum of 4 children tickets per adult can be booked
  • The tour start time may change according to the sunset
  • The tour takes place in accordance with current hygiene regulations
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The night watchman tour was just right for me and my two older children (13/14 y.). The name of the night watchman was Klaus. He accompanied his remarks with amusing episodes from the baroque era in Dresden. So it was very entertaining and a nice transition to the panometer, which we visited the next day.

October 27, 2022

There was a lot of new information packed with a lot of humor and fun. The tour even went longer than advertised, we really enjoyed the tour. We particularly liked the fact that dogs were not only allowed to come, but that our little 4-legged friend was very happy ☺️❤️ Gladly again.

September 28, 2022

The tour was nice and the night watchman was funny and really ambitious. There was some interesting information about Dresden that you probably wouldn't get to know otherwise and I now know that the sidewalks used to be really folded up and why you're "on the dam" after an illness. By the way, the lady didn't pay much attention to the time and I got the impression that she really enjoyed dealing with the tourists. For me, the tour is recommended and worth the price. Thanks!

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August 17, 2022

Product ID: 99036