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Excursion Dresden City Tour

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Enjoy a brilliant Dresden city tour with The River Cruise Line’s unique cruise which explores the elegant Elbe river. The beautiful city of Dresden is shaped by soaring towers and dominant domes of palaces, churches and stately homes. Known as the ‘Florence of the Elbe’, it’s hard to imagine the huge destruction the city suffered during world war two. Our tour encompasses Dresden Castle, the baroque Zwinger Palace, Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) with its distinctive bell shaped dome.

Facts:

• Dresden is the capital of the eastern German state of Saxony and the third largest state in Germany after Berlin and Leipzig.

• Dresden is one of the greenest cities in Europe – with around 635 of the city being green or forest areas.

• Much of Dresden was destroyed during a bombing raid in 1945 during world war two, however a lot of the city was reconstructed – preserving as much of the old cities characteristics as possible

Highlights:

• Dresden castle is one of the oldest buildings in the city and for 400 years it has been the residence of the electors and kings of Saxony

• Zwinger Palace is a stunning example of baroque architecture; built in 1709 during the reign of Elector Augustus the Strong, the Zwinger is still one of the main attractions of the city

• The Semper Opera House is renowned as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world despite a long and not entirely pleasant history of renovations

• The domed Frauenkirche is one of Dresden’s most beloved symbols, having, like most of the city, undergone rebuilding after the world war two bombings

Book your Dresden tour as part of an excursion package and save money. For more information on our optional excursions, please feel free to contact our Holiday Advisors today.