THE CLASSICAL TOUR -only available at specific days
Daily walking tour: Old Town
TOUR START: daily at 12.30 p.m. (all year round)
PRICE: 12€ /person
MEETING POINT: Schlossplatz square
Our guided walking tour will take you around the Old Town of Dresden. Step by step you learn more about the capital of Saxony, its former rulers – the house of Wettin and their collections e.g. in the Residential Palace. When we pass the Catholic Court Church, we get a closer look at the Semper Opera House and the famous Zwinger Palace.
We are happy to announce our RESTART!
From July 3rd we will offer our public tours on specific days. We would be happy to meet you at our green sign. It is possible to pay the tour in cash at spot but we would appreciate it if you do a reservation before. We would like to keep the groups small and maybe send a second guide if needed and of course we will follow the rules of our local government for covid-19.
These are the tours we do offer now:
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12.30
June 30th 2020
We are happy to announce our comeback after two months of lockdown for any touristic activity!
Due to the current restrictions we offer a new, family-based private tour.
May 16th 2020
Due to the current situation we will stop our tours until the German government sends a note that we are allowed to continue.
March 17th 2020
due to the current situation we will tour only if guests register at least 1h in advance. All bookings already made remain valid.
Since we are only outdoors and, due to the season small groups, there is also enough private space. You are very much welcome to join our walks & get to know the history with us.
Please note that we do not recommend to join our walks when you feel sick. Our guides do the same – only healthy guides are “on duty”.
All the Best, your DresdenWalks Team!
Our special tours
Our special daily Christmas walking tour at 12.30 p.m.
A special season for a Dresden Trip!
Christmas time is one of the best seasons in Dresden! Over the years Dresden became more and more popular for it´s Old Town that transforms at Christmas time into a romantic christmas scene with more than just the famous Striezelmarkt. Feel the cozy atmosphere here while enjoying a Stollen cake and a pot of hot spiced wine.
Walk with us and explore not only a city
Dresden by bike
You are welcome to join us for this 2.5h ride. Let us explore the areas outside the historic city center, which you can see during our daily walking tour – maybe in combination before or after the bike ride.
During the tour “Dresden by bike” our Dresden guides show you the New Town with its late 19th century style buildings, artistic designed courtyards and the special atmosphere of this part of town. You will go on to go along the Elbe River as well as visit great parks and explore the green city.
Psychology writes History™ Tour IDeconstructing the Hitler Myth – a Psychology writes History™ Tour
Seema introduced a new tour to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden and the end of World War II. Curious about how Germany was enthralled into accepting the charismatic but catastrophic leadership of Adolf Hitler? Learn about the ‘Hitler Myth’, the propaganda that created the myth and
Psychology writes History™ Tour IIHigh hopes and false promises- Dresden’s long wait for freedom
The devastating Nazi era played itself out in Dresden and was then followed by yet another totalitarian regime. Revisit this entire period by taking a different kind of guided walk through Dresden’s city centre. Take a deeper look with Seema, not just at the Third Reich era and the Hitler Myth, and the repression during the Cold War period, but also the personal courage
New Town of Dresden – private walk
DresdenWalks also offers a walking tour through the Outer New Town of Dresden which is situated on the right bank of the Elbe and which is one of the most interesting districts in the city.
The Outer New Tow is famous for artists, students, pubs, bars and the apartment houses from the style of ‘Foundation Perioad’ (late 19th century).
Richard Wagner – private tour
DresdenWalks offers a private walking tour of the German composer Richard Wagner.
Although Wagner was not born here over 200 years ago, he had spent several years of his childhood in Dresden and returned in the mid of the 19th century to become the court conductor and so influenced the music life of Dresden decisively.
We start the walking tour on Theater Square in the historical old town where the composer had celebrated one of his greatest success ever with the premiere of three of his operas at Sempers first royal theater house.
A day in Saxon Switzerland
Explore with us beautiful nature and rock formations!
The Saxon Switzerland, south-eastern of Dresden, is one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes in Germany.
It fascinates hikers, climbers, artists and tourists with its bizarre sandstone mountains in combination with the Elbe and a rich fauna and flora.
Our day trip starts right in the national park of the Saxon Switzerland which is the Bastei, the most famous sight of the area.
Jewish life in Dresden – Past and PresentThe Jewish life in Dresden in the past
Jews have been settling in Dresden as far back as the 13th century. August the Strong used Jewish money to finance the Polish crown. In 1839/40 Gottfried Semper built the second synagogue in Dresden, which was destroyed during the Night of the Broken Glass of 1938.
The modern Jewish life today
Witness now the new synagogue which was awarded a renowned architectural prize in 2002. The Abraham Geiger College chose this iconic temple at the site of the former Semper Synagogue to ordain the first rabbis in 2006, who were trained in Germany after the Shoah.