Art & culture guidances Dresden - tours & walks to historic places
Our apartments, guest homes, vacancies and other self cataring accommodations in Dresden Baroque District near near the old city, the Church Of Our Lady, the Semper Opera House, the Historical Green Vault, the Pillnitz Castle, the Moritzburg Castle and the Dresden Castles along the river Elbe. Our guests live in the inner City, the centre of Dresden - a good starting point for a journey to discover the Saxon palaces and castles, for sightseeing tours in Dresden and art and cultural tours around the city.
Our offers to guidances, walks and tours to Pillnitz, Moritzburg and the three Elb-Schloesser castles at the Elbe river:
- (1) Lustschloss Pillnitz castle
Glamorous Park and unique baroque garden architecture framed by Saxon anecdotes.
- (2) Dresdner Elbschloesser castles
A guidance through an English park and vine terrasses with a unique view over the Saxon Elbe Valley.
- (3) Jagdschloss Moritzburg castle and park
A guided walking tour through a unique cultural landscape from the Moritzburg castle over the Fasanenschloesschen to the particular lighthouse.
Discover Saxony - a cultural landscape consistent with architecture, art and people
Travel with a city and cultural guide following the footsteps of August the Strong (1670 - 1733); visit with her the scenes of courtly life, creative cultural work and bustling diplomacy of old and up to our present days. Allow yourself some rest and relaxation in the large and small gardens of the Saxon land of castles and discover the beauty of Dresden and its vicinity.
Three individually guided walking tours for up to 20 people approximately
(1) Pillnitz Castle and Park
An impression of grace and glorious blossoms.
Anecdotes dating back to the time of August the Strong (1670 - 1733) and the Countess of Cosel (1680 - 1765) will accompany you on your walk through the palace garden. On intricate paths you come across works of art of Baroque horticulture, rare woods, and certainly some ghosts of old times of personalities consigned to history.
(2) Guided Walk along the Dresden castles close to the river Elbe
Experience the “Three Belles” in a very special way.
The guided tour stretches across the castles along the river Elbe - Albrechtsberg, Villa Stockhausen (Lingnerschloss), and Castle Eckberg through artfully arranged English gardens to the terraces at the banks of the river Elbe. You will learn special details about their architecture and building history, about the former owners, about today’s use of these magnificent buildings, and about winegrowing in this exclusive location. The castles along the river Elbe are situated only 3 km upstream from the Dresden city centre and are part of the world cultural heritage “Dresden Elbe Valley”. A stunning view at the town and the river landscape that goes far into the Elbe Sandstone Mountains (Saxon Switzerland) is waiting for you here.
Wine tasting at the end of the guided walk “Three Belles”
On request we'll arrange for the participants of the tour across the three castles along the river Elbe a tasting of Saxon wine at the vineyard next to the town beneath Albrechtsberg Castle. Besides culinary delights you are given an insight into the special features of Saxon winegrowing.
(3) The Hunting Seat Moritzburg
A castle set on a lake and its treasures.
Enjoy this guided walking tour of the cultural landscape around Moritzburg with the Hunting Seat, the Fasanenschlösschen (little pheasant castle), and on to the lighthouse. August the Strong (1670 - 1733) not only indulges his passion for hunting here, but rather actualised another splendid piece of baroque architecture and landscape gardening. The walk leads through a spacious park and a landscape of ponds, where many artistic accents find harmonically together and want to be explored and inquired by the visitors. This short journey of discovery of the park is peppered with Saxon history and anecdotes from the Baroque court life and on to the renaissance of the current Saxon nobility.
Following the Footsteps of the Bridge Painters (Die Bruecke)
On request of the participants the guided walking tour “The Hunting Seat Moritzburg” can have the following focus: “Following the Footsteps of the Bridge Painters (Die Bruecke)” (Schmidt-Rottluf, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner et al.) – Landscapes of Moritzburg in their art work.