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Dresden, Germany
Charming Dresden is the capital of the federal state of Saxony, located in eastern Germany. The city, often referred to as "Florence on the Elbe", is considered to be one of the most important cultural centers of the country and whole Europe. Dresden is the pearl of Baroque and a European art center, which preserves lots of one-of-a-kind attractions.

Boasting more than 800-year history, Dresden was practically destroyed during World War II and carefully restored again.

To tell the truth, the capital of Saxony has always been famous for its fancy decorations and beautiful architecture, for which it owes the famous Saxon ruler Augustus the Strong. The Elector almost spent the entire Saxon treasury on his architectural fantasies and impressive collection of paintings.

Modern Dresden continues to please travelers' eyes with its pomp and grandeur. The most interesting part of the city is its Old Town (Altstadt), located on the left bank of the River Elbe and famous for the beautiful 17-19th century Baroque and Renaissance architecture. The true symbol and the signature landmark of Dresden is the Lutheran church Frauenkirche, built in the 18th century.

Other sights, deserving attention during the Old Town exploration include Zwinger, the masterpiece of German Baroque, which houses the most famous exhibition halls in Germany and includes an art gallery, a collection of porcelain and a museum of mathematics and physics; the Royal Palace of the 15th century and the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Hofkirche, which astounds imagination by its amazing facades.

You may also visit such highlights as:
 
  • The Palace Secundogenitur
  • The Church Kreuzkirche
  • Taschenberg Palace
  • The Opera House Semperoper
It is important to mention that Dresden is quite a green city, as parks and green spaces occupy about 60% of Dresden territory. Pretty impressive, right? So if you are fond of long peaceful walks coupled with extensive cultural sightseeing, Dresden definitely has it all to please you.
 

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Private tour | Classic, Easy Pace

Berlin Explorer
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6 days

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Berlin | Potsdam | Dresden

Feel the impeccable atmosphere of the capital of Germany as you explore its main sights with your local private guide. Day trips to Potsdam and Dresden are sure to spice up your vacation as well! Best hotels and airport transfers included.

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Highlights of Northern Germany
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10 days

5 cities

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Frankfurt | Cologne | Hamburg | Berlin | Dresden

Take advantage of the fully customizable program to journey which can be tailored completely around your interests. Have a lot of leisure time to explore on your own and visit all the unmissable sights with professional local guides.

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Northern Germany Explorer
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10 days

7 cities

1 country

Dusseldorf | Hamburg | Bremen | Berlin | Potsdam | Dresden | Leipzig

Experience the dazzling beauty of the German north as you explore the top unmissable sights with a private local guide. Airport transfers, top centrally-located hotels, and all the planning tailored to your wants and needs included.

E.g., Dec 10 2018