Free tour of the old town: past and present.

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Alexander
Registered on March 01, 2023

Swedish guy living in Dresden for about 15 years. Since I studied history at university I have been working with tourism in one way or another. I spent many years traveling with tour groups taking tours and exploring all of Europe, especially the central and eastern parts. I have been doing guided tours in Dresden since 2005.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

How is life in the city of Dresden today? What was it like in the good old days of the 1920s and what kind of city was it in its heyday under the glorious rule of Augustus II in the 18th century? During the tour of the restored old town, I will try to answer all your questions.
 We start at Altmarkt
, the old town square, and continue to Postplatz, the magnificent Zwinger , past the Catholic Hofkirche and the royal palace , past Stallhof and Fürstenzug before ending at the newly built square, Neumarkt , with the parish church of Our Beloved. Lady, the Frauenkirche.
The last stop is the Balcony of Europe, the Brühlsche Terrasse , from where we look at the other side of the river, the Neustadt , the part of the city suitable for night excursions...

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  • Meeting point:
    Schloßstraße 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
    Schloßstraße 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany
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    You will find me under the roof at the entrance of the Palace of Culture. I will be carrying a backpack with a green and white striped flag attached to it.

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).

Tour opinions

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Sanskriti 24 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Excellent tour guiding with a great amount of insight into the history of this beautiful town. He is a really kind and knowledgeable tour guide. I had a really fun and productive day with this tour! Thank you so much, Alexander! 😊
Pamela 12 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
This tour was excellent. Alexander provided us with lots of information and was also very funny. Would highly recommend.
Diane 28 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Muy divertido y apasionado por la historia. Nos gustó mucho los detalles sobre sitios reconstruidos y los barrios que persistieron. Además nos dio datos útiles sobre dónde comer cómo un local!
Rina 28 Jun 2023
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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Absolutely wonderful
Daniel 10 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
Überragend! Würde diese Tour immer wieder machen! :)
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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