Our free walking tour starts next to the statue of King John I of Saxony (König-Johann-Denkmal) on the Theaterplatz square in front of the famous Semperoper. At the starting point of the guided tour, we will learn a little more about the fascinating history of “the Florence of the Elbe”. We will talk about the dynasty that promoted the culture, architecture and art of this German city: the Wettin.
Next we will admire the elegant facade of the opera house. Did you know that several premieres of Richard Wagner’s operatic works took place there?
Next, we will approach the Zwinger Palace, a true jewel of the Baroque. The enclosure today houses several exhibitions of excellent works of art. Highlights include the Old Masters Gallery and the opulent porcelain collection. Here we tell you the story of the royal Meissen manufactory. The first porcelain made on the European continent!
Then we will visit the Dresden Palace, which houses the treasures of the Saxon monarchy. The collection of jewelry, coins, engraving and weapons is amazing!
We will continue with our walk through the historic center heading to the outside of the Holy Trinity Cathedral or Hofkirche, the largest religious building in Saxony. We will walk through a special street where we will come across the Fürstenzug. Can you imagine that it is the longest tile mural in the world?
We will end our free tour of Dresden in front of the emblematic Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), a clear example of the impressive reconstruction at the time of German reunification.