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International Tourist Guide Day 2010 with DresdenWalks

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

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Since 1990 the International Tourist Guide Day (ITGD) is carried out worldwide by numerous tourist guide organisations on 21st February.
In Germany the International Tourist Guide Day invites the public to get to know the work of well-trained tourist guides, who are organised in the Federal Association of Tourist Guides Germany.

With great dedication and ingenuity also dresdenwalks deploys the slogan of the ITGD 2010 “It reeks of work….” and developed for the numerous expected guests a new and interesting tour. Thus we will offer a relay, whereby every member of dresdenwalks serves one station.

Starting point of this special tour is the Schlossplatz square next to the large flight of stairs at 11 o’clock on 21st February 2010. Altogether the tour will take about 2 hours and each station about 15 minutes.
This special tour is only in German and free of charge.

Our daily walking tour in the historic city centre of Dresden takes place according to plan at the usual terms.
(K. Michael)

Winter Joy in the Surroundings of Dresden

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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Not only Dresden has to offer a lot during the winter months, but also the palaces and landscapes in its surroundings. Thus, the hunting lodge of Augustus the Strong provides besides a charming landscape, the paradise in a nutshell (little pheasant castle), a permanent exhibition about the courtly hunt now also a show about the German-Czech cult film “Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella”.

The Baroque palace served in the 1970s as a festal film set of the popular fairytale film. The show illuminates not only the magical backgrounds of the Cinderella story, but also presents original historical costumes and requisites. Therefore, first a tour with DresdenWalks in Dresden and afterwards up to a Baroque fairytale world.
(K. Michael)

The 575th Dresden Christmas Market

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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Dear DresdenWalks guests!

The time has come again: The famous and oldest Christmas market in Germany (called the Striezelmarkt) takes place 26th November to 24th December in Dresden. On the Dresden Old Market (Altmarkt) you will witness pottery, Ore Mountains folk art, bakery trade with Dresden stollen bakery at first hand! For the first time a walkable candle arch, which is unique in the world, will welcome the visitors. Also the biggest Christmas pyramid of the world is going to amaze you.

Do not miss the 16th Dresden stollen party on 5th December 2009. The baking of the Dresden Giant Stollen for the party (Start 10.30 a.m. on the Schlossplatz) is running on full speed. In almost 140 bakeries and pastry shops the ovens are on heat day and night in order to prepare the necessary 200 pieces of stollen plates each weighing 8 kilograms.

And so DresdenWalks at that time enriches its usual tours with stories about Christmas in and around Dresden. On top of that you will get a small Christmas surprise.
(K. Michael)

Wintertime with DresdenWalks

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Fall is almost over and winter is approaching us slowly. Yes, it is getting quite cool/cold in Dresden those days.

Winter Season also means for DresdenWalks new tour dates.

From November 1st through March 31st all of our walking tours start at 11 o’clock. You still do not need to register – but are very welcome to do so.

During Christmas Season (November 27th – December 24th) we offer special Christmas Walking Tours. Our guides show you the old town and tell you some nice stories about Christmas traditions in Dresden and Saxony.
(J. Malschewski)

Find more information about the walking tour here.

The 13th Week of Yiddish Music und Theatre

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

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From 22nd October to 9th November 2009 the 13th Week of Yiddish Music und Theatre takes place in Dresden. It focuses on two areas: with concerts, exhibitions and many lectures, talks, guided tours and movies, Jewish life in East Germany and the changes due to the political turmoils of 1989/90 will be reflected. Take the opportunity to experience two weeks full of Yiddish music, literature and Yiddish theater in Dresden.
(K. Michael)

Guides in Green

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Guides-bellevue in We managed it, at last! As of now you can “inspect” all our guides face to face online. Not alone this: One can identify us now easily with our green and printed windbreakers and shirts.
On a windy afternoon we gathered at the famous Canaletto view at the beautiful shores of the River Elbe in order to shoot our pictures. The result can be examined on our website with immediate effect. See you soon in person!
(Katharina Michael)

Fantastic spring weather in Dresden

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Heidi-klein2 in Dresden Walks already had guests from the United States, Great Britain and the Czech Republic for walking tours in the Old Town of Dresden.

Well, Heidi had the pleasure to guide our first Spanish visitors on the weekend. They could enjoy the warm spring weather, we have right now, during this walking tour with her.

Maybe you are the next ones coming to explore Dresden with us. See you soon!

We made it

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Dear guests

We made it. Dresden Walks is online now. You are able to read up-to-date information about our tours as well as news about us and our town Dresden.
Starting on 27 March 2009 we are offering our guided walking tours of the Old Town of Dresden daily. In English, German and upon request also in Spanish.
We look forward seeing you at our next walking tours.