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Out and about with historical figures

Guided city tours with a difference

How about a journey through time? City tours with historical figures take you back in time: Johann Friedrich Böttger, for example, introduces you to the secret art of “making gold”, while Count or Countess Brühl train you in the rules of formal etiquette at court. And the famous Saxon ruler, Augustus the Strong, is a particularly proud tour guide parading his city. Expect stories, legends, and surprising insights.

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Elbe river cruise

Welcome on board

Dresden is home to Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt, the world’s oldest and biggest paddle steamer fleet. Get on board one of the nine historic ships and see Dresden from a different perspective, not to mention one of Europe’s most beautiful river landscapes. Some of the 19th century vessels are still run with their historic engines and various themed tours offer many options.

Unusual sightseeing tours

Get active on the streets of Dresden

Dresden gets you moving – with a selection of special city tours. How about getting behind the wheel of the iconic eastern German Trabi car? Or put your teams on ConferenzBikes for a cycle through town. You can also use Segways to cruise through the old town and with a fleet of original Mini Hot Rods – converted karts that look like vintage cars – you can get to know Dresden in a particularly spectacular way.

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Wackerbarth Castle

Wackerbarth Castle Enjoy wine in beautiful surroundings

In the vineyards of Radebeul, just outside Dresden, a baroque castle and garden provide the perfect setting for this charming boutique winery, perfect for excursions and festivities.

The Wackerbarth estate is particularly famous for its sparkling wine and visitors can explore the art of making fine wines and 850 years of Saxon winemaking tradition on guided tours. Needless to say, wine tastings are a must.

Meissen, the home of European porcelain

Masterful craftmanship

Meissen’s history goes back more than 1000 years and porcelain has been produced in this town approximately 17 miles from Dresden since 1710. Meissen State Porcelain Manufactory, where intricate porcelain master pieces are created and the most beautiful items from the past and present are on display, is more than worth a visit. Show workshops provide great insights into the impressive handcrafted production process and a tour of Meissen's charming historic old town, including the imposing Albrechtsburg Castle, is the icing on the cake of this outing.


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Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory

Insights into electric car production

Take a peek into the future of mobility: Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Dresden is the carmaker's Centre of Future Mobility and a state-of-the-art factory-cum-visitor centre where the ID.3 electric car is being built by hand and in a completely transparent way. Visitors can see how an innovative electric car is created, following the ID.3 through production lines to completion. The Transparent Factory can be explored on guided tours which are offered in 14 languages.


Tours of research centres and scientific institutes

Experience research up close

Dresden is a place where top scientists are at work, offering a lot of potential for exploring things that are surprising, fascinating, and unexpected. Get to know the Mexican caudate axolotl, whose limbs and organs grow back or innovations such as new processes for the sustainable generation of electricity, heat and cold. Advanced material sciences, including lightweight construction and plastics technology, are also on the agenda. Experiencing modern research up close is definitely a great way of opening minds and triggering the imagination.


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