Experience breathtaking guided tours of the Semper Opera House.

A tour of the Semper Opera House is almost a must for every visitor to Dresden. SEMPEROPER ERLEBEN offers unique and varied guided tours of the Semperoper Dresden.

From regular guided tours to exclusive themed tours and adventure tours for children and schoolchildren - there is something here for everyone.

Discover the impressive history of the Semperoper, the perfectly formed arts and crafts and the unique flair of the opera world and let yourself be enchanted by the richly decorated rooms. Learn all about the eventful history of this glamorous house, its artists and its secrets - as a highlight, the glorious auditorium with over 1,300 seats will finally open up to you.

Dive into the world of the Semper Opera!

Our guided tours take place almost daily. All our guided tours have a duration of approx. 45 minutes. You can find the current tour times at www.semperoper-erleben.de. The guided tours of the Semper Opera House are attractive to guests from all over the world. You can experience our guided tours in more than 15 languages.

Highlights at the Semper Opera in autumn & winter:

Family & children's tours in the autumn holidays

There are very special offers for children and pupils in the autumn holidays: Whether it's a treasure hunt through the opera with Semper and the Detectives, a fairytale tour or uncovering the secrets surrounding the professions at the opera, such as Prima, Ballerina! - the tours are suitable for all occasions and ages and let young visitors discover the Semper Opera in a playful way.

Themes: Fairytale Semper Opera, Careers at the Semper Opera, Semper and the Detectives, Prima, Ballerina!, Through the Semper Opera with all your senses and Families welcome!.

Special tour: spooky and supernatural

Witches, ghosts, mythical creatures and phantoms - the history of opera is peppered with all kinds of supernatural creatures. Appropriately, this tour gives visitors the opportunity to get to know the opera from its spooky side. Strolling through the evening-lit Rundfoyers and Vestibules of the Semperoper, guests are whisked away into a world of mysterious stories and apparitions.

Hänsel & Gretel - a family tour

Everyone knows the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, and for many the opera of the same name by Humperdinck is their introduction to the world of musical theatre. The themed tour combines history, music and staging and brings the magic of the fairytale opera to life in the Semper Opera.

Winter special: Semper Opera & Old Town with mulled wine enjoyment

Experience an exciting guided tour in the Semper Opera and through Dresden's historic Old Town. Immerse yourself in the impressive architecture of the Semper Opera in the style of the Italian High Renaissance and take a seat in the magnificent auditorium. Afterwards, explore the cultural highlights of Dresden's Old Town with your guide. In the traditional restaurant Sophienkeller, the delicious mulled wine or non-alcoholic punch make for a cosy stopover.

Our tours can be booked both publicly and exclusively/privately.
On an exclusive group tour, visitors keep to themselves with their own tour guide and discover the history and structural features of the house individually. They gain an insight into the performance schedule of the Saxon State Opera Dresden and get to know the Semperoper comprehensively.

In addition, guided tours are regularly offered on special topics or special events related to the Semperoper, such as: Semperoper@night, Architecture tour, Ballet tour, Scandals at the Semper Opera, Technology tour, How does opera get on stage, Special tour for the SemperOperaball.

Voucher: The perfect gift for Christmas

With our Semperoper Erleben exclusive tickets, you can enjoy special service: without waiting and without advance booking, you can join the next tour immediately. Perfect for giving a visit to the Semper Opera as a gift or if you want to remain as flexible as possible for your visit.

For all dates and further information, please visit: Experience Semper Opera


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