In the procession of princes through the old town

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English
Guru: Adrian
Registered on January 22, 2024

I have been living in Dresden for more than ten years now, I was born in Saxony and am looking forward to introducing others to the history of my homeland and bringing history to life! I am currently working as a teacher and have studied history and philosophy. For some time now I have been particularly interested in the eastern part of our continent and the complex history that connects us in our eastern border region.

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Tour description

My tour is about a historical look behind the scenes of the old town and the question of why today, several centuries after most of the buildings were first built, everything is where it is and what all of this has to do with a man who supposedly... is said to have fathered more than 300 children and bent horseshoes.

To do this, we start at the legendary "Princes' Procession" (Fürstenzug), a mural over a hundred meters long, made of tiles, which in turn, made of Meissen porcelain, depict all the princes and kings of the Wettin family, who ruled the kingdom of Saxony for more than eight hundred years . From there we continue, past all the buildings that date back to the reign of those same kings.

Furthermore, it is important to me to make clear the wealth of exhibitions and museums that Dresden undoubtedly has and to provide a rough overview of them. The sights that are located just outside the city are also mentioned here and there, so that the tour offers enough incentive and motivation to continue exploring the city and the region afterwards.

Моя экскурсия - это исторический взгляд за кулисы старого города и вопрос о том, почему все находится там, где находится сегодня, спустя несколько веков после того, как большинство зданий были впервые возведены, и какое отношение все это имеет к человеку, который, как говорят, родил более 300 детей и гнул подковы. 
Начнем с легендарного "Фюрстенцуга" - фрески длиной более ста метров, выполненной из плиток, которые, в свою очередь, состоят из мейсенского фарфора и изображают всех принцев и королей династии Веттинов, правивших географическими широтами нынешней Саксонии более восьмисот лет. Далее экскурсия продолжается мимо всех зданий, которые относятся к периоду правления тех самых королей. 
Кроме того, мне важно подчеркнуть богатство выставок и музеев, которыми, несомненно, обладает Дрезден, и дать их приблизительный обзор. Достопримечательности, расположенные за пределами города, также упоминаются здесь и там, так что экскурсия дает достаточно стимулов и мотивации для дальнейшего изучения города и региона.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Augustusstraße 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
    Augustusstraße 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
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    I will stand at the beginning of the princely procession, an red umbrella in my hand. We meet at the part of the giant wallpaiting where the first king of Saxony of the year 1127 is visible.

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    Procession of Princes
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    court church
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    residential palace
  • 6
    Outside visit
    woman Church
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Brühl Terrace
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Augustus Bridge

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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Anna 12 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a great tour in English. Adrian shared a lot about the city history, architecture and culture! Great way to start in Dresden!
Max 11 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Adrian war ein guter Guide der uns die Geschichte Dresdens mit interessanten und spannendenden Fakten näher gebracht hat. Ich empfehle Adrian gerne weiter.
Hanna 04 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Es hat uns alles sehr gut gefallen! Wir können eine Tour mit Adrian sehr empfehlen!
Thomas 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Wir hatten uns relativ kurzfristig für die Tour entschieden und waren mehr als positiv von der tollen Tour überrascht. Under Guide Adrian hat wirklich viel und interessantes erzählt über die einzelnen Stops und die ganze Tour war wirklich sehr kurzweilig. Ich empfehle jedem Die Tour mit ihm zu machen. Danke für den tollen Vormittag es hat wirklich Spaß gemacht.
Kevin 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Adrian displayed good historic knowledge and communication skills, as well as charisma, creating a great experience for English speaking visitors.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
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Free cancellation
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