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Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience Dresden, the capital of the beautiful state of Saxony, on a double-decker bus and get off as often as you like at any of the 22 stops to see the sights there. Take advantage of several activities included with your ticket, such as an evening cruise, a night watchman tour, or a children's city tour, as well as entrance fees to various monuments. Begin your journey at the main Postplatz/Zwinger stop or any of the other stops. Decide for yourself whether you would like to take part in a continuous 90-minute city tour past Dresden's most important monuments, or choose to hop off the bus at any point of interest and take a closer look at the respective attraction or monument. Visit the world's most beautiful dairy shop, Pfunds Dairy. Continue to enjoy a guided tour of the Dresden Zwinger, a baroque building complex with gardens that was one of the most important buildings of its time. Another highlight of your excursion is the visit to the Fürstenzug, a monumental image of a cavalcade on 23,000 ceramic tiles considered the largest porcelain image in the world. What's more, listen to interesting explanations about the famous Dresden Frauenkirche, which you will get to know during an outdoor tour. On sunny days, enjoy impressive views of historic Dresden and the Elbe from the open roof of the bus, a perfect position for taking dreamy souvenir photos.

Dresden: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tickets

2. Dresden: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tickets

Experience Dresden, capital of the State of Saxony. Lovingly known as "Florence on the Elbe" for its rich art collections, river views and baroque architecture, Dresden is a real gem. Take a tour of this historic city on an exclusive double-decker-bus, getting off and on as you like to admire the unique cultural monuments on offer. Your journey starts on the Theatre Square, near the Augustus Bridge. Decide yourself whether to take the uninterrupted 90-minute tour, of hop on and off the bus to absorb the city's splendors at your own pace. Your ticket includes diverse attractions and entry fees to various monuments around Dresden. Hear interesting stories about the famous Frauenkirche as you tour its exterior. Visit "Pfunds Molkerei," the prettiest dairy in the world. Tour the Dresden Zwinger Museums - a range of important baroque buildings that originally served as an orangery. A further attraction is a visit to the Procession of Princes, a vast mural painted on around 23,000 Meissen porcelain tiles, the largest of its kind anywhere, depicting the Electors of Saxony on horseback. On sunny days, you will ride in an open-topped bus: all the better to enjoy the inspiring views of historic Dresden and the Elbe, and to capture those perfect souvenir photographs.

Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

3. Dresden: Zwinger Skip-the-Line & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the museums at the Zwinger - at an attractive combined price. This includes a visit to the newly re-opened Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. Discover Dresden with a 2-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Start your tour at the first bus stop where you will exchange your voucher for additional tickets. Your 2-day ticket also includes a Night Watchman walking tour, an Old Town walking tour and transport to the castle and park in Pillnitz, all from the same central meeting point location: Postplatz/Kronentor Zwinger. The Zwinger is a popular destination for visitors to Dresden. Created as a magnificent festival site in the heyday of the Baroque period, it now houses magnificent collections and treasures. Your ticket gives you skip-the-line access. In the Zwinger, find the "Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon" and the porcelain collection. The Highlight is the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, which re-opened in February 2020 after 7 years of renovation. Marvel at Raphael's masterpiece "Sistine Madonna" and a sculpture collection up to the year 1800.

Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus, Panometer Entry & More

4. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus, Panometer Entry & More

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the Panometer Dresden - at an attractive combined price. Discover Dresden with a 1-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Your 1-day ticket also includes a night watchman walking tour, an old town walking tour and transport to the castle and park in Pillnitz, all from the same central meeting point location. If you find that you run out of time to see and do everything included with your ticket, you can choose to extend the hop-on-hop-off ticket for a further day once you arrive (for €2 extra, not included) and thus extend all of the inclusions listed above. The Panometer Dresden also offers a great insight into the city. Embark on a journey through time into the history of Dresden and get to know the city as a 360-degree panorama exhibition. Until summer 2020, experience Dresden immediately after the 1945 bombings.

Dresden: Family-Friendly Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Audio Guide

5. Dresden: Family-Friendly Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Audio Guide

Hunt for the magical dragons of Dresden with the help of Sydney the kangaroo on this hop-on hop-off tour designed especially for kids through the city center. Board a mystical tour bus and set out on your journey of exploration through Dresden. Listen as Sydney explains the sights of the city in a way that's entertaining for both young and old guests. Feel free to hop off at any of the sights and continue your quest at your own pace. When you get back on the bus, Sydney will be waiting, ready to continue where you left off. You may wish to upgrade your experience with Sydney's kid's club bag (not included in the cost of the tour). For just €2 (paid in cash to the driver), receive a city guide designed especially for kids, complete with a map, puzzles, paintings, and sweets. After your tour, you can participate in a night watchman tour and an Old Town walking tour at no additional charge. Simply sign up with your guide on the day of your tour.

Dresden Castle Skip-the-Line Entry & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

6. Dresden Castle Skip-the-Line Entry & 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off

Enjoy two of Dresden’s must-do activities with this ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the museums at the royal castle in Dresden. Discover Dresden with a 2-day bus ticket and hop off at any of the 22 stops around the city to explore further.   Your 2-day ticket also includes a Night Watchman Walking Tour, an Old Town Walking Tour, and transportation to the castle and park in Pillnitz. Start your tour at the first stop of the hop-on hop-off bus, where you’ll exchange your voucher.   Benefit from skip-the-line entrance to Dresden Castle. Admire the extensive collection of jewelry, visit the Turkish Chamber, the newly opened parade rooms, and much more. Between April and October, head to the observation deck on the castle tower and enjoy a wonderful view over the old town.

Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Fortress Xperience

7. Dresden: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Fortress Xperience

Enjoy 2 of Dresden's must-do activities - the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and the virtual reality experience "Fortress Experience" - at an attractive combined price. Discover Dresden with a 1-day ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour including 22 different stops. Start the tour at the first stop of the Hop On Hop Off where you will exchange your voucher. Your 1-day ticket also includes a night watchman walking tour, an old town walking tour and transport to the castle and park in Pillnitz, all from the same central meeting point location: Postplatz/Kronentor Zwinger. If you find that you run out of time to see and do everything included with your ticket, you can choose to extend the hop-on-hop-off ticket for a further day once you arrive (for €2 extra, not included) and thus extend all of the inclusions listed above. With the ticket to the virtual reality experience Fortress Xperience, you encounter an adventurous journey through time through 450 years of Dresden's eventful history: Celebrations. Dramas. Disasters. The secrets of Dresden Fortress are brought to life with breathtaking 360-degree projections and 3D sound technology. You can expect a completely new range of experiences on 1,500m², right in the heart of Dresden's old town.  FestungXperience is an approximately one-hour format with content and emotional demands, which is why the visit is recommended for children from 12 years and not allowed for children younger than 8.

From Dresden: Chemnitz Day Trip

8. From Dresden: Chemnitz Day Trip

Tour Chemnitz and learn about its rich history as an industrial powerhouse until the end of World War II. Visit Lichtenwalde Castle and have the opportunity to take a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Meet your guide and depart from Dresden's main train station to Chemnitz. Arrive in Chemnitz and learn about the city's industrial culture and history with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Take a walk from the city hall past the Karl-Marx Monument to the opera square and understand what makes Chemnitz a European Capital of Culture of 2025. Have free time to explore the city on your own, visit a local museum, and see this down-to-earth city's creative freedom and culture firsthand. During the course of your day trip, also enjoy local tastings of snacks, drinks, and specialties. The day trip ends in Chemnitz castle quarter before your return to Dresden.

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What people are saying about Dresden

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 812 reviews

I liked the whole thing very much. Night watchman was super funny and informative colleagues explained to me well how best to take the bus to see more. City tour was also very good, thank you, I can only recommend it.

Very nice team, friendly advice, helpful. City guide and the night watchman did a very good job (information and always ready for a joke) Thanks for the good care

It was fun.. Dresden is a great city.. you can see a lot of the city with the hop on/ hop off bus. And you can get off wherever and whenever you want.

Everything worked very well! We don't need masks, only the chauffeur was a bit difficult to understand because of his dialect Schöne Rundfahrt

A very informative tour. The bus driver did not use the tape, he commented himself and guided the bus tour very well.