Dresden Museums Walking Tour, Dresden

The city of Dresden in Germany is a gem that boasts a long history. Kings of Saxony lived there and made brought to this city a cultural and artistic splendor, with numerous amazing museums housed in majestic palaces that are masterpieces of architecture. Take this self-guided tour to visit the most popular and famous museums in Dresden.
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Dresden Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Dresden Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Dresden (See other walking tours in Dresden)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: vickyc
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Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

1) Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (must see)

This unique museum is not about cleanliness products as the name may suggest, but about the human body, its functions and how to stay healthy. The museum opened its doors to the public in 1930 and has remained popular among adult and children visitors since.

The German Hygiene Museum was the brain child of entrepreneur, Karl August Lingner, a Dresden based manufacturer of hygiene products, notably the Odol mouthwash. He established a public venue for healthcare education after the 1911...   view more
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Dresden City Museum

2) Dresden City Museum (must see)

The Dresden city museum located in a historic building called the Landhaus traces the 800 year history of the city. There are over 1000 exhibits relating to the history and growth of Dresden including interactive attractions.

The court master builder Friedrich August Krubsacius drew up plans for the Landhaus and it was constructed between 1770 and 1775. A combination of architectural styles were used, including classicist, baroque and rococo with unique staircases and a grand ballroom. Four...   view more
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Museum of Dresden Fortress

3) Museum of Dresden Fortress

The Museum of Dresden Fortress, called Museum Festung Dresden in German, opened in 1992. The entrance to the museum is located in the Virgin's Bastion at the Georg-Treu-Platz. The museum with its dark vault contrasts with the baroque buildings around it. Here you will learn about the history of Dresden Fortress. You can also walk through the last remaining gate of Dresden.

Operation hours: April - October: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; November - March: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5...   view more
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Dresden Transport Museum

4) Dresden Transport Museum (must see)

The Dresden Transport museum is aptly housed in the former stables of the electors of Saxony. All types of vehicles except spacecraft are stored and displayed here.

The Dresden Transport Museum lies within the Johanneum, a large renaissance building in Dresden’s old town that was once the royal stables. The Johanneum was used as an art gallery, porcelain museum and as an armory after it ceased to be the royal stable. On the 1st of May 1952, the High School of Transport and the Ministry of...   view more
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Museum of Saxon Folk Art

5) Museum of Saxon Folk Art

The Museum of Saxon Folk Art forms part of the Jagerhof, the oldest surviving building in Dresden. The museum was the first to showcase local arts and crafts in Germany and opened its doors to the public in 1913.

The Museum of Folk art is located in the Jagerhof, a former hunting lodge of the Electors of Saxony. The three floor building, constructed in 1568, is unique because the architectural style is reminiscent of structures in Dresden before the influence of Baroque design. The 1615...   view more
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Erich Kästner Museum

6) Erich Kästner Museum

The Erich Kastner Museum is dedicated to the works of the children’s author, Nazi critic and pacifist, Erich Kastner who was born and raised in Dresden. The building that was his home from 1899 to 1917 houses this repository of his works and exhibits showcasing his life.

“Yes believe me, Dresden was a beautiful city. You have to believe me, for not one of you, even if your father were ever so rich, can go there by train to see if I am right. The city of Dresden is no more,” wrote Erich...   view more

Walking Tours in Dresden, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Dresden

Create Your Own Walk in Dresden

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dresden is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Renowned for its art museums and classic architecture, the Saxon capital Dresden has risen from ashes of WWII, just as a phoenix, in its fully regained beauty, revealing both the old and newly-acquired splendor. This orientation walk takes you to some of the city's most distinguished landmarks – palaces, bridges, squares and museums.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km
Dresden Architecture Walking Tour

Dresden Architecture Walking Tour

Dresden is a city that boasts magnificent architecture. It is known as a Baroque city in Germany, but in fact there are several architectural styles for these great buildings, namely Renaissance, Modernism and Post-modernism. Take this self-guided tour to see the most impressive architecture in Dresden.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Dresden Art Galleries Walking Tour

Dresden Art Galleries Walking Tour

In Dresden, lovers of art can contemplate the world's most famous works of art. There are first-rate art galleries in this city, which include the finest works of German, French, Italian and Spanish artists housed in magnificent Baroque palaces. Take this self-guided tour to visit the most famous art galleries of Dresden.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Dresden Nightlife Walking Tour

Dresden Nightlife Walking Tour

Dresden boasts a vibrant nightlife. There are many different nightspots for all tastes. You may find a quiet place to spend the evening or opt for an energetic disco. There are many bars and clubs in the New Town of Dresden where prices are not as high as in the Old Town. Take this self-guided tour to explore the exciting nightlife of this city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Dresden Elbe Valley Walking Tour

Dresden Elbe Valley Walking Tour

Elbe Valley is a very beautiful place in Dresden. There are several majestic castles set along the river in the valley. You can visit a museum, walk in the park and see impressive villas and a bridge across this river that divides Dresden. Take this self-guided tour to explore the gems of Dresden Elbe Valley.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km