Dresden - World War II

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on April 05, 2018

We are a team of guides in love with our profession who want to share the unique beauty of this country and its great history. We have over ten years of experience in tourism and travel planning in Europe. We work at the national level in cooperation with friendly guides and excellent local specialists in the main cities of our country.

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Tour description

There are not many cities in Germany, which were so extremely marked by the Second World War, that the capital of Saxony. From February 13 to 15, 1945, the city was wiped out by British and North American air bombings, thousands of tons of highly explosive bombs and incendiary devices thrown by bombers and flying fortresses. With dozens of thousands of the victims and the entire beautiful historic center in rubble, the destruction of Dresden remains probably the most controversial allied military operation of World War II. During the tour you will learn more about the details of this tragic event, as well as the different historical opinions, when interpreting these facts. During the tour you will discover different sites that recall the glorious past of the Saxon capital as well as empty areas of socialist architecture that confirm the size of the destruction. You will discover the legacy of the Hebrew community of Dresden, admiring the New Synagogue. The first synagogue called The Semper Synagogue located in this place was burned during one of the darkest episodes of the beginning of Nazism: the Night of Broken Crystals. The new construction was reopened to the cult exactly 63 years after its destruction. You will find out about the past of the community and its current situation. The tour concludes with the visit of the Church of the Holy Cross. Located next to the Altmarktplatz square will serve as the background to talk about the painful consequences of the bombings, and the different positions of their interpretation. In the end you will discover a modest monument, which pays homage to the victims. Although the history of the bombings lasts, but important once being in Dresden, since in the collective memory I remain as a paradigm of the destruction and horrors of war.

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  • Meeting point:
    Theaterplatz 2 01067 Dresden Germany
    Theaterplatz 2 01067 Dresden Germany
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    Our tour begins next to the statue of King John I of Saxony (König-Johann-Denkmal) in Theaterplatz square in front of the famous Semper opera. Look for our guides with RED umbrellas.

How much does this tour cost?

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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Ibai 22 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Impresionante. Es el mejor guía de free tour que he conocido en mi vida. En sus explicaciones se nota claramente lo mucho que le apasiona la historia
SARA 21 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Ha sido un tour enriquecedor. Pablo es súper detallista con la información que brinda. Contentísimos de hacer este tour con él. Super amable y siempre respondiendo con detalle a cualquier duda que nos surgía. Mil gracias Pablo!!
José 12 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Muy profesional y muy didáctico
Nora 24 Jul 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Hacer un tour guiado es una experiencia super enriquecedora para entender mejor la historia y la cultura de los lugares q visitamos. Super recomendable!!
Francisco 18 Jul 2023
Río Cuarto

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Travelled alone - Jul 2023
Muy bueno el tour, desmitifica algunos datos que se escuchan por ahí y siempre se intentó mantener un enfoque sobre el impacto en la actualidad
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.