Discover Dresden, the "Florence of the Elbe"

Duration: 2h
Languages: German
Guru: Aleix
Registered on April 18, 2019

Hi, I'm Alessio. I am finishing my art history studies in Rome, although I am originally from Barcelona and have spent my last eight years in Germany. In Saxony I dedicated myself to making guided tours in the wonderful Florence on the Elbe. In addition to art history, I study Catholic theology and general history, in order to give a general but comprehensive overview of the events that determined the development of Rome. I am especially interested in early Christian and baroque art, but of course I will talk to you about everything. But don't be afraid. In addition to explaining the curiosities and history of the city, I am a person who is also interested in having a good time in company, eating traditional Italian food or simply walking through the streets of the eternal city. Come and be enchanted by this city and its art!

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Tour description

The city of Dresden was born as a small medieval nucleus next to the Elbe River, which will have its climax during the Baroque period in the 18th century. It will be the moment of splendor for the city, in which multiple buildings will be built and the court of the Elector will receive internationally renowned artists, such as Johann Sebastian Bach. In the 19th century, the city became the capital of the Kingdom of Saxony and one of the engines of industrial development in eastern Germany. Unfortunately, much of the "Florence on the Elbe" old town and its works of art will be destroyed by the catastrophic bombing raids in February 1945. During the GDR era and until today, the city rose from its ashes. Our tour begins at the Frauenkirche, Dresden's landmark church and symbol of peace, which was rebuilt after its destruction in World War II. Then we will take a walk on the Brühl terrace - with beautiful views of the Elbe river -, we will admire the Dresden castle and the court church, and in front of the Fürstenzug we will learn the history of the Wettin family, the family that reigns. Saxony for 800 years. To end the tour, we will talk about the Dresden Opera and finish at the Zwinger, the pearl of the Saxon Baroque.
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  • Meeting point:
    Rampische Str 6 01067 Dresden Germany
    Rampische Str 6 01067 Dresden Germany
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    An der Frauenkirche, am Martin-Luther Denkmal. Ich trage eine rote Jacke, eine blaue Mappe und eine Mütze.

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Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Kedar 22 Nov 2022
Brunswick

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Amazing guide and a kind person. Very friendly in nature. He goes extra mile to help you enjoy the city.
Birgit 04 Nov 2022

Trotz Dauer Regen war die Tour sehr schön und interessant
Davide 31 Oct 2022

Aleix hat eine sehr interessante Tour geleistet, mit ausführlichen Informationen über die Stadt und die Denkmals. Er war auch sehr simpatiasch und hat sich am Ende Zeit für uns genommen, um auf weitere Fragen zu antworten und ein paar Tipps über Restaurants und Aktivitäten in Dresden zu geben. Danke Alex!
Florian 30 Oct 2022

Aleix war ein toller Tourguide und hat uns die Stadt Dresden durch seine interessanten Erzählungen sehr viel näher gebracht. Jeder Zeit wieder!
Diego 16 Aug 2021
Dresden

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Travelled alone - Aug 2021
Excelente experiencia, la recomiendo totalmente!
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