Cultural- & Eventtrips

Dresden

The "Elb-Florence" and the Saxon Switzerland region

Foto: Dresden Tourismus Marketing, Ch. Muench

Foto: Dresden Tourismus Marketing

Foto: Dresden Tourismus Marketing, Ch. Muench

Foto: Dresden Tourismus Marketing, Upmeier

The city of Dresden, also known as the „Elb-Florence of the North” has a rich architectural, artistic and cultural history. The “Bühlsche Terrassen”, the “balcony Europe`s” (Goethe) offers its visitors a wonderful view of the river Elbe and the historical panorama of Dresden. 
The “Church of Our Lady” (Frauenkirche) is landmark of the city and even after its reconstruction in 2005, it remains a memorial of the Second World War and a symbol of the city. Cultural symbols of the city are located near the banks of the river Elbe: the Semper Opera, built by Gottfried Semper in the style of the Italian High Renaissance and the Zwinger, one of the most impressive European Baroque masterpieces. The Semper Opera and the Zwinger form an architectural unit together with the Italian Village (Italienisches Dörfchen), the Old Town Guardhouse, the baroque Cathedral and the baroque Theater Square. The neighboring Dresden Royal Palace (Residenzschloss), the former center of power of the Saxon electors and kings, now houses and exhibits the Historical Green Vault (Das Grüne Gewölbe), Europe´s most extensive Treasure Chamber Museum.
 

Our suggested program:

Minimum participants: 20 

Day 1 – Arrival day and first impressions of the “Elb-Florence of the North”

Arrive in Dresden and meet your local tour guide upon check-in at your hotel.
Guided city walk of Dresden together with a guided tour through the magnificent rooms of the  historical Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe). 
Dinner at your hotel.

 

Day 2 – Sightseeing in Dresden and in Moritzburg

Enjoy a guided city tour of Dresden by coach in the morning. Visit the “Church of Our Lady” (Frauenkirche) and participate in an organ prayer followed by a guided tour of the church.
Guided  visit of the Semper Opera
in the afternoon.
Upon request, excursion to the baroque palace of Moritzburg in the afternoon, the pompous hunting lodge of the Saxon electors (located approx. 20 minutes away from Dresden)
Dinner at your hotel or at a local restaurant.

 

Day 3 – Excursion to the Saxon Switzerland region

Depart hotel after breakfast  for  an excursion to the Saxon Switzerland region. Visit one of the famous landmarks, the  “Bastei”, an amazing rock formation with a height of 194 meters, located in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains above the Elbe River. Enjoy a beautiful and panoramic view of the Elbe Valley. Continue on through the Polenz Valley to Bad Schandau and to Königstein. Guided tour of the fortress in Königstein. Free time for optional lunch. Following, depart for the Pillnitz Castle. Optional guided walk through the beautiful castle park of the Pillnitz Castle, the English or Chinese Pavilion and the Catholic Chapel.Depart Pillnitz back for Dresden by boat.
Dinner at your hotel.

 

Day 4 – Depart Dresden

Breakfast at the hotel and departure.

 

Upon request you can extend your stay and book an excursion to the city of Meissen, very well-known for its famous porcelain. Explore the historical Old Town during a guided walking tour and visit the beautiful Meissen Cathedral as well as the world-known Meissen Porcelain Factory.

 

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