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Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

1. Dresden: Walking Tour with a Night Watchman and Meal

Experience the perfect combination of dining and walking on a tour of Dresden's old town. Enjoy a traditional meal of food from Saxony and savor the excellent beers of the region. Choose from 4 dishes, including a delicious Saxon Sauerbraten (marinated tenderloin), red cabbage and potato dumplings. Savor the flavors of a tasty Freiberger Biergulasch (pork goulash), with pickled cabbage and Bohemian yeast dumplings. Alternatively, indulge yourself with a trout dish, served with red cabbage and parsley potatoes, or choose the vegetarian option of a cheese spaetzle with onion, fresh parsley and melted cheese.  Complement your meal with a beer or wine before making your way to the meeting point to enjoy a walking tour with the night watchman of Dresden.

Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

2. Dresden: The Original Night Watchman Tour in Lantern Light

Explore Dresden's beautiful Old Town at dusk and follow the historical night watchman on his rounds. At nightfall, the hour of the night watchman strikes. His horns ring in narrow alleys, the light of his lantern 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.

Dresden: Night Watchman Tour Through The Old Town

3. Dresden: Night Watchman Tour Through The Old Town

Meet your guide in front of the Zwinger. Explore the city and learn stories about the old Dresden and of the Zwinger, an impressive baroque palace. Delight in your guide’s colorful anecdotes as you pass by Dresden’s stately baroque theater, the Semperosa.  Admire the Fürstenzug, a gorgeous mural depicting a procession of Saxony's rulers. See the Frauenkirche, a majestic Lutheran church topped with an impressive dome. Experience the city in a unique way that combines theater with a traditional tour, creating an unforgettable experience.

Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

4. Dresden: Sunset Paddle Steamer Cruise on the Elbe River

Gently roll down the Elbe on a relaxing boat trip to Pillnitz and back. Sit back and relax as you float by the scenic landscapes of the Elbe Valley. See the Albrechtsberg castle, the Eckberg castle, the Lingner Castle and the Blue Bridge. Start your tour by boarding a historical steamship in the Terrasanufer, located in the heart of Dresden. Admire the stately manors of the Loschwitzer district. In the 1920s and ’30s, the district was the most expensive living area in all of Europe. Marvel at the vineyards that line the banks of the Elbe. Pass by the 4 famous bridges of the Elbe. Listen to the onboard commentary and learn about the history of the area. Take a peek at your steamboat’s engine. Look down into the engine room and watch the pistons as they propel the boat forward. This is an authentic steamboat, not a replica. Be mesmerized by the soft glow of the evening light at your return to the old city center. Enjoy food and drinks available for purchase onboard.

Dresden: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

5. Dresden: Old and New Town Night Watchman Tour

Join this entertaining tour with spooky stories and juicy anecdotes from centuries past. Follow the historical Night Watchman on their rounds through winding alleys, hidden backyards and along famous sights on both sides of the Elbe river. Experience the uncanny sites of Dresden in the flickering lantern lights against a spectacular backdrop steeped in history. Discover the secrets of the city as the Night Watchman tells you of powerful rulers, influential courtesans and the splendour of the Saxon Court.

Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

6. Dresden: Tour of the Baroque Quarter with a Night Watchman

Step back in time as you explore the Baroque quarter of Dresden on a guided walking tour. See how Dresden has transformed over time as you uncover traces of this fascinating city's past.  Meet your guide at the Golden Rider, where your off-the-beaten-track tour begins. Discover the essence of old Dresden as you pass thorugh the historic district's many lovingly-restored passages, courtyards, and alleys.  Admire well-preserved architecture as your walk through narrow, winding streets. Let yourself be carried away by the entertaining stories that your night watchman will tell you and learn more about the transformation of Dresden. Trace a path from the former Altendresden to the inner city of Neustadt. Complete your tour at the Cannalettoblicke, where you can admire the view to the other Elbseite of the old town, which is truly an unforgettable sight. 

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,028 reviews

wirklich tolle Führung mit unser wunderbaren nachtwaechterin (ich glaube Wahl mit Nachnamen) - originell, interessant. für unsere 11 jährigen Zwillinge und 14j. Teenager war es etwas zu lang, aber sie fanden es insgesamt auch toll. viele interessante Geschichten für erstmalige Dresdenbesucher - absolut zu empfehlen.

A wonderful trip with a still original steamer. Beautiful views of the area around the Elbe. The whole trip was accompanied by an on-board pianist who didn't play boring music. Historical knowledge was conveyed in a charming way. We will definitely be going again next year.

A successful evening. The food tasted very good and the tour was entertaining. Our night watchman Gerold entertained us with interesting stories and skillfully created connections between the past and the present. Recommended

Nice boat trip in fantastic surroundings. Decent food and drink at acceptable prices.

It was wonderful, we only missed the man at the piano.