Carola Bernholz


Also private guide for:

Dresden and its museums, Park Pillnitz, Meissen, Palace Moritzburg, Saxon Switzerland (also hiking tours), Tours by bike (Dresden, along the river Elbe)

About me:

I am fascinated by the cultural landscape and atmosphere of Dresden.

During my studies of German and English I started working as a guide – first as a part-time job. I really enjoyed this – so since 1997 I am a freelance tourist guide in Dresden and its surroundings.

During my tours I passed on my enthusiasm for this fascinating city to many guests.


licenced guide:

Royal Residence Dresden with: New Green Vault, Turkish Chamber, Armoury, Coin Cabinet, Picture Gallery Old Masters, Semper Opera House, Church of Our Lady, Moritzburg Palace, Porcellain Manufactory Meissen, Weesenstein Palace

Certified guide by IHK (Chamber of Industry & Commerce)



What our clients say about Carolas Tours:

I bought this tour for my friends and it turned out to be a highlight of our weekend in Dresden. Our guide Carola was so friendly and knowledgeable, she could answer any of our curious questions and told us lots of interesting stories about the history of Dresden. She had a great sense of humor and talked about her city with such passion – she even brought a file with printed pictures showing the city in different centuries and how it looked after the WWII bombing – so interesting to see. Her English was perfect and I would recommend this tour to anyone. It’s a great feeling to walk in the city after this tour and know the story behind each building. 🙂

August 2018

Michaela (via getyourguide)
Our guide was fantastic, she took us through the old town and to most of the big sites.

We didn’t go in any of the places, rather it was a high-level preview of the city, perfect for orienting you when you arrive.

There’s not too much walking, a guy with a cane could keep up.

Since it was December she even gave us information about local Christmas customs!

Dezember 2016

Kyla – USA (via getyourguide)
“Great overview”

Really enjoyed our tour with Carol in early May. She gave a great overview of Dresden which set us up for the rest of our time there. The group was small, her English and manner excellent and I would recommend doing this.

Linda S (via Tripadvisor)
“A great way to immerse yourself in Dresden’s history”

Carola is a Dresden native and a fantastic guide. She spent almost two hours with our group, walking us through the monumental buildings of the Old Town, weaving together centuries of history. I particularly enjoyed the part when she took us into the cathedral, and asked us questions, leading to a whispered and engaged discussion, really bringing the history of the building to life. Thanks for the great tour. I will definitely recommend it to anyone I hear of heading to Dresden or towards Berlin.

Marcus B (via Tripadvisor)
Wonderful Introduction to Dresden!

I visited Dresden with my parents last week and took a wonderful tour with Carola from Dresden Walks. She is a native German, has lived in Dresden for many, many years, and knew the city very well.


The tour was short and covered a relatively small area, but Dresden is compact, so it did cover all the main sites. Carole’s English was wonderful – easy to understand with only a very slight accent. I especially enjoyed her way of explaining the history. She talked about things very simply so that we could understand easily, and mixed facts with stories. She was very effective in communicating Saxony’s past. She also answered all our questions, was very patient as we took photos, and helped us where we needed to go after the tour was over. It was a perfect start to our day in Dresden!

orangeheather (via Tripadvisor)
Balanced, informative walking tour of the old town in Dresden

Took the 12 noon walking tour on 25 September. Our guide, Carola, was very well organized and really knew her stuff. I thought she struck a nice balance in how she covered the history and architecture of Dresden. The route of the walk was also well designed in that there was very little doubling back. The tour lasted just shy of 2 hours and cost 12 Euro. She was very helpful at directing us to the best spots for photos at the different locations we visited. Also, she had some nice photos showing how many of the buildings which were destroyed or partially destroyed during WWII looked prior to their being rebuilt. Seeing those photos and comparing them to how Dresden looks now really gives one an appreciation for all the effort that has gone into the rebuilding of the city.

PhillySojourner (via Tripadvisor)

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About the Author
DresdenWalks - we are not just 12 tour guides who simply show visitors the city every day. We would also like to give you reading material about Dresden and Saxony. That is why we blog here about current events such as festivals, building projects and art, as well as historical events, personalities or simply the things that are close to our hearts.