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About the guru Free Tours Dresden
Hello, I am Aleix and I am a guide of Free Tours Dresden, a group of citizens of Dresden that since 2013 we offer guided tours of the Saxon capital, telling its story, full of anecdotes and fascinating moments. I was born in Terrassa, near Barcelona, and have lived since 2014 in the capital of Saxony. I am a student of Art History at the University of Dresden, although in Sp... More »
Hello, I am Aleix and I am a guide of Free Tours Dresden, a group of citizens of Dresden that since 2013 we offer guided tours of the Saxon capital, telling its story, full of anecdotes and fascinating moments. I was born in Terrassa, near Barcelona, and have lived since 2014 in the capital of Saxony. I am a student of Art History at the University of Dresden, although in Spain I studied to be a School Teacher. History, art and music are my passions. In my free time I like to walk around Dresden, visiting its monuments and museums, eat typical German food, go out in the alternative neighborhood of Neustadt and bike around this wonderful city. Sebastián is the other Free Tours Dresden guide who also does the tours in Spanish. He was born in Colombia and since 2018 he lives and studies in the Saxon capital. On behalf of both I can only say: Thank you for trusting us!
About the tour
The city of Dresden was born as a small medieval nucleus next to the Elbe river, which will have its climax during the Baroque in the 18th century. It will be the moment of splendor of the city, in which multiple buildings will be built and the court of the electing prince will receive internationally renowned artists, such as Juan Sebastian Bach. In the nineteenth century the city will become the capital of the kingdom of Saxony and one of the engines of industrial development in eastern Germany. Unfortunately, much of the old town of "the Florence of the Elbe" and its works of art will be destroyed by the catastrophic bombings of February 1945. During the times of the GDR and until today, the city rose from its ashes. Our tour begins in the Frauenkirche, the emblematic church of Dresden and a symbol of peace, which was rebuilt after the destruction of World War II. Then we will stroll through the terrace of Brühl - 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 know the history of the Wettin family, the family that reigns Saxony for 800 years. To finalize the tour, we will talk about the Dresden Opera and finish at the Zwinger, the pearl of the Saxon baroque.
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