Cultural- & Eventtrips

In the Advent season: Dresden by candlelight

Visit the famous "Striezelmarkt"

from 27 November to 24 December 2015

Dresden Tourismus Marketing Foto: Ch.Muench

Dresden Tourismus Marketing Foto: Upmeier

Dresden Tourismus Marketing Foto: Ch.Muench

The city of Dresden, also known as the „Elbe-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.


In the Advent season the festively decorated city of Dresden and the nearby Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge), famous for traditional wood handicraft, invite visitors from around the world to enjoy the magic of Christmas. Let yourself be inspired by this marvelous Advent atmosphere in a unique city. 

 

Our offer for groups:

based on the minimum of 30 participants

 

Friday - Arrive in Dresden


Arrive in Dresden and optional dinner at your hotel.

 

Saturday - Winterly Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge)


Join us for a visit to the toy village of Seiffen that is magically decorated and has a wonderful Christmas Market. Seiffen is closely related to the natural material of wood for centuries. For more than 300 years wood turners give the town a very special character.  The typical toys and the worldwide famous Christmas wooden figures make the handicraft unmistakable in the region. Get to know the tradition of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) and look over the shoulder of traditional craftsmen. Take the opportunity to produce your own smoking man (Räuchermännchen).

 

Your program:

  • Meet your local guide at the hotel and depart on (your own) coach for the excursion to the Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) to the town of Freital. Continue on from here with the narrow gauge railway “Weißeritztalbahn” (Schmalspurbahn Weißeritztalbahn) to Dippoldiswalde.  
    During the train ride we can offer you an amusing beer tasting of 3 local specialties including a snack optionally. Following, continue on coach to Seiffen.
  • Optional lunch at a traditional restaurant in Seiffen
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Seiffen following and visit a selected exhibition workshop
  • Experience craftsmanship yourself and create your very own smoking man (Räuchermann) !
  • Optional dinner at a traditional inn on the way back to Dresden
  • Arrive back in Dresden in the evening


Sunday - Dresden Advent by candlelight

 

Illuminated sightseeing tour and candlelight organ concert: enjoy the sea of lights during an evening sightseeing tour of Dresden - “Florence on the Elbe”, with its impressing panorama.  A first-class 3 courses Christmas menu awaits you after the evening city tour. Following dinner, enjoy a candlelight organ concert at the “Church of Our Lady” (Frauenkirche) in a reflective atmosphere and let the evening come to a harmonious end.

 

Your program:

  • Guided city walk of Dresden along the most beautiful places and squares including a mulled wine reception (Glühwein) by the “Church of Our Lady” (Frauenkirche). Enjoy free time on your own following.
  • Upon request: guided tour through the magnificent rooms of the historical Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe), or guided tour of the Semper Opera
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Dresden in the late afternoon through the illuminated city (own coach)
  • Dinner at the Powder Tower (Pulverturm) of Dresden including  a 3 courses Christmas menu
  • Candlelight organ concert at the “Church of Our Lady” (Frauenkirche)


Monday - Depart Dresden or extend your stay

 

Extend your stay in Dresden and visit more of the countless sights of the city or make an excursion to Meissen and explore its historical Old Town during a guided walking tour and visit the beautiful Meissen Cathedral as well as the world-known Meissen Porcelain Factory.
Alternatively we offer an excursion to the famous Saxon Switzerland region (Sächsische Schweiz) including the visit of the fortress in Königstein, the Pillnitz Castle and a ship cruise on the River Elbe from Pillnitz to Dresden.

 

 

Our services:

  • 3 nights in a 4* category hotel in Dresden including breakfast buffet
  • Accommodation in twin rooms with private facilities
  • Guided full day excursion to the Ore Mountains (Siebengebirge) to Seiffen (own coach)
  • Train ride with the narrow gauge railway Weißeritztalbahn” (Schmalspurbahn
       “Weißeritztalbahn”) to Dippoldiswalde in separately reserved railway wagon
  • Guided tour of Seiffen 
  • Tour of an exhibition workshop in Seiffen including entrance fee
  • Experience craftsmanship yourself and create your very own smoking man (Räuchermann)
      as a present to take home
  • Guided walking tour of Dresden´s historic district
  • Moderated mull wine reception by the “Church of Our Lady” (Frauenkirche)
  • Guided city tour of Dresden in the late afternoon / early evening (own coach)
  • 3 courses Christmas evening dinner at the Powder Tower of Dresden
  • Candlelight organ concert at the “Church of Our Lady” (Frauenkirche)
      (price categories 1 and 2)
  • 1 free place based on a minimum of 30 travelling participants

 

 

 

 

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