Tour 1 - Historical Dresden 08 September, 2011
09.00 AM: Meet your guide at the congress centre entrance.
Walk through the historical Dresden
On a walk through the historical heart of Dresden, local guides present the city's most beautiful and historically important sights. On the tour you will admire not only the Frauenkirche church, the Royal Palace and the mural masterpiece “Procession of Princes”, but also the Royal Mews and the Theaterplatz square with the Cathedral and the world-famous Semper Opera House. The visit of the Zwinger and the Brühl Terrace rounds off the walk.
10:00 AM: Of course, the Church of Our Lady should not be forgotten...
Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)
The Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was Saxony’s most important protestant church, an emblem of the city until it was destroyed in 1945 during World War II. This magnificent church was re-built in the centre of the Old Town. A third of the used stones are origins which is discernible by the dark stains. The 130 million Euro re-construction, was mostly financed by donation. The ceremonious inauguration was celebrated on 31 October 2005. Ever since, the cupola once more dominates the skyline of historic Dresden.
à Experience an Audioguide tour through the Church of Our Lady.
11:00 AM: Coffee Break - tasting “Sweet Saxony”…
During your walk through historical Dresden you will get to know the sweet soul of the city. You will experience the taste of an original Dresden Eierschecke. The tasting is accompanied by a “Scheelchen Heessen” as the real Saxon calls his coffee.
11:30 AM: Continue the walk through the old town of Dresden.
01.00 PM: Return to the congress centre.
Tour 2 - Culinary Dresden 09 September, 2011
09:00 AM: Meet your guide at the congress centre entrance.
An ideal combination, ensuring that you miss nothing! This Dresden tour introduces aspects of the city aside from Baroque.
Discover the modern architecture around the City Hall and along the Prager Strasse Boulevard, the Grosser Garten Park, the riverside meadows and the three Elbe Palaces, and Dresden's villa district.
Stop on the way for cheese-tasting in the most beautiful dairy shop in the world, or at the Panometer for a journey back in time to Dresden in the year 1756, or for shopping on Königsstrasse...
10:00 AM: Sparkling wine reception at the Lingner Palace at the riverside meadows...
The Lingner Palace is the central one of three Palaces at the riverside meadows, named after its most prominent owner. Karl August Lingner invented the mouthwash ‘ODOL’, which is even known today.
From this place you have the best panoramic view of Dresden, as far as the table Mountains of the Saxon Switzerland.
à Enjoy one glass of sparkling wine.
10:30 AM: Tour continues through Dresden in a comfortable coach.
11:30 AM: The famous diary “Pfunds Molkerei”.
Pfund’s Molkerei (Pfund's Dairy shop)
An historical shop exceeding all expectations, decorated throughout with hand-painted tiles from Villeroy & Boch. Over 100 cheese specialties are offered for sale and tasting. During a delicious cheese tasting, participants learn more about the history of the shop, and naturally also the cheeses.
à Enjoy one glass of freshly tapped milk.
12:00 PM: Fortified by a glass of “Pfund’s” milk, the tour continues.
01:00 PM: Return to the congress centre.