Katharina Michael

Katharina Michael


My special tour: 

Jewish life in Dresden – Past and Present

NEW in 2018:

Royal Palace Dresden: 1.000 years of Jewish life in Saxony

Also private guide for:

Dresden, Meissen, Moritzburg, Pillnitz Palace and Grounds, Saxon Switzerland, Leipzig, Seiffen, Colditz Castle

About me:

I am a true Dresden girl. Born and raised in Dresden, I love to share my passion for my hometown with visitors to this wonderful city. For five years I lived in London where I read Hebrew and Jewish studies at University College London. Since my return to Germany in 2003, I have been working as a tour guide.

History through stories – that’s the way you’ll enjoy Dresden with me.

licenced guide:

Semper Opera House, Green Vault, Turkish Chamber, Dresden Armoury, Coin Cabinet, Porcellain Collection,  Albertinum (Picture Gallery and Sculpture Collection – Art from Romanticism to the Present),Moritzburg Palace; certified guide after European Standard DIN EN,  Concept and Encounter: The World around 1600, Old Masters Picture Gallery

Website: www.hallodresden.de
Email: katharina@dresdenwalks.com


What our clients say about Katharinas Tours:

Dresden tour in English

We learnt so much about the history of Dresden,including the time as part of East Germany and since reunification. Our English speaking guide Katarina was excellent and I would highly recommend this tour.

September 2017

Jane D (via tripadvisor)
Fantastic walking tour

We did this walk on an Early April Monday. There were 8 people in total on the tour. We learned a lot about the history of Dresden, although framed in the medieval history, the walk also covers 20th C events and more recent occurrences. The history was brought alive through tales, buildings and the odd picture. I would really recommend this tour.

(Katharina was the guide)

April 2017

Laura E (via tripadvisor)
Katerina – Amazing Jewish & History Tour Recommended

Our Guide was phenomenal! She is a native Dresdener who grew up American amount the ruins of Dresden after the war and under Soviet Occupation. We did a short 2 hr walk and learned so much. It was a great way to get a sense of old town and learn about Dresden. I give my highest recommendation for this.

February 2017

ssbelltx (via Tripadvisor)
Hi Jana,

Tour was excellent and Katharina made it a fun experience for all.

We keep a very nice memory of our stay and will be back in Dresden!

Kind regards,

Hans van Oosteren

Tour 3.1.17

Hans van Oosteren
“Dresden historic City Centre walk”

A very informative and interesting tour with a very personable and knowledgeable guide (Katerina). Very good English speaking tour with some excellent historical anecdotes

Aufenthalt Oktober 2016

Ellen D (via Tripadvisor)
“Great overview of the Old City with an informed guide”

We enjoyed our afternoon tour with Katarina. We learned of the history of the many historical structures that have been well reconstructed since WW II. Dresden is really a gem of a city with both interesting older buildings and many new buildings constructed since the reunification.

June 2016

BruceMN (via Tripadvisor)
“Essential to set scene”

Katerina spoke eloquently and with good humour. She obviously enjoys her city and her job.
The story of the rebuilding of Dresden is compelling and she does it justice. That Augustus the Strong
was quite a character. Bring your voucher by paper or phone. We forgot ours, but Katerina was forgiving.

mmacrow1 (via Tripadvisor)
“An entertaining and thought-provoking tour”

We did the English language tour of central Dresden on 29th March. Katherina was a superb guide.

She told us so much about the history of the Saxon capital, and its buildings and she raised interesting questions about the city’s restoration, and about the future of the city centre. Wherever we stopped Katherina did her best to keep us in the sun and out of the cold wind. Thanks! I strongly recommend this tour.

AnthonySheridan (via Tripadvisor)
Thanks for our great tour! We hope to be back soon!— mit Vera, Andre und Liu 

Dresdenwalks mit Katharina

Chris Weinlich (via Facebook)
Excelent tour with Katharina

I took a tour with my less than 8month old son and the tour was so interesting and well thought. In the old town everything is quite close so there wasn’t too much walking. Katharinas knowledge of history was great and she even showed us pictuces of different eras. It was really interesting and learned alot. Her english was perfect and I truly enjoyed the tour and learnt alot. Only minus is that now I want to learn some
more and probably have to go back to Dresden some day
Thank you so much Katharina and ladies we shared the tour with.


Sun2013_1 (via Tripadvisor)
Katerina the Great

We did the tour today with the wonderful, funny and charismatic Katerina. She was well-informed and brought the history of Dresden to life. Great to see the “other side” of history from a local.

Kathryn H (via Tripadvisor)
Katharina Rocks!

Upon arrival on a day trip to Dresden in October, my husband and I stopped at the tourism office and asked if there were any walking tours and had the great fortune to end up on a very enjoyable walking tour with Katharina. A very knowledgeable, friendly and upbeat person.

There were only two other people on the tour. She showed us many sights, gave us much information about the fascinating history of Dresden and made us feel very welcome. Little touches made a huge difference. Altering the plan slightly based on whether it was raining or not, bringing pictures of how things used to look before they were rebuilt, taking as much time as we wanted to answer our questions. She obviously has a great love for the city and her enthusiasm about sharing it with others makes for a perfect tour.

Highly recommended. Just a practical note – the walking is not strenuous, but you are on your feet for roughly two hours, so wear comfortable shoes!

funsville (via Tripadvisor)

more reviews in German

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