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Berlin to Prague - Prague to Berlin - via Dresden
Berlin to Prague or Prague to Berlin private transfers with sightseeing in Dresden along the way
Are you looking for a driving guide or driver to take you from Prague to Berlin or from Berlin to Prague? Choose your own pace and make the most out of your journey by hiring one of our professional English speaking driver-guides who are holders of the official guide license. Along the way, you can stop at places of interest and explore captivating sights. Driver-guide service – with one person as the driver and guide – is the most economical way to discover new places. Don’t wait hours at the airport or train station. Enjoy your sightseeing and lunch at the most beautiful places on your journey.
Berlin to Prague: 7 hour Itinerary (or reverse order)
2-hour Berlin to Dresden transfer
This is a private tour, so the itinerary can be adjusted as you wish.
1) Transfer with guided tour (driving guide will show you places of interest)
2) Transfer with sightseeing on your own (guide service not included)
Sightseeing in Dresden
The capital city of the Free State of Saxony in Germany, Dresden is situated in a valley on the River Elbe, near the Czech border. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city was completely destroyed by the controversial Allied aerial bombing toward the end of World War II. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of urban development during the East German socialist era considerably changed the face of the city.
Dresden has experienced dramatic changes since the reunification of Germany in the early 1990s. The city still bears many wounds from the bombing raids of 1945, but it has undergone significant reconstruction in recent decades. Dresden Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady): Restoration of the Dresden Frauenkirche was completed in 2005, a year before Dresden’s 800th anniversary. The result of the reconstruction efforts is astoundingly Baroque with a festive and lively flair.
Museums & Galleries in Dresden
The Old Masters Picture Gallery (in the Zwinger) is arguably the best museum in Dresden. Spanning Renaissance to Baroque eras, the collection sparkles with paintings by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Jan van Eyck, Raphael, Titian, Correggio and Tintoretto, to name just a few of the numerous legendary artists whose creations fill the space. Italian Renaissance and 17th century Dutch and Flemish works are highlights of the collection. Visitors can appreciate about 40 percent of the collection these days, including the world’s largest number of paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger. The Semper Gallery has acquired 58 canvases by these Renaissance German painters. A few of the stars of the collection include Raphael’s The Sistine Madonna, the pride of the collection as well as the Dresden Triptych and Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter.
The Porcelain Collection (in the Zwinger): Established in 1715 by Augustus II the Strong, the Dresden Porcelain Collection includes 20,000 pieces of Chinese, Japanese and Meissen pieces gathered by the Saxon elector from 1670 to 1733. The Saxon ruler and Polish king had planned to install the porcelain in a Japanese palace he was building for himself, but he died before it was completed. The collection includes blue-and-white Chinese porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties as well as traditional Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Porcelain sculptures make up a major part of the collection. Monumental gourd-shaped vessels, Imari porcelain with gold décor, and pure white Chinese porcelain from Dehau all make appearances.
Admission fees and opening times
The Green Vault (located at the Royal Palace) is renowned worldwide as one of the richest treasure chambers in Europe. Here, between 1723 and 1730, Augustus the Strong realized his vision of a Baroque Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) as an expression of his wealth and power. The Historic Green Vault and the New Green Vault at Dresden’s Castle include 4,000 works of art in both museums. Showing off treasures of bronze, silver, gold, amber and ivory, the Historical Green Vault consists of eight rooms that are masterpieces of art themselves with lavish mirrored walls that add an exuberance and artistic dynamism to the objects shown without display cases in nine rooms. In the Historic Green Vault visitors will feel they are in an ornate palace while the 12 rooms of the New Green Vault take on the appearance of a more traditional museum. It is no wonder that together these museums make up the biggest collection of treasures in Europe.
Admission fee and opening times: normal 10 Euro (including audio guide), reduced 7.50 EUR, children under 17 free, groups (min. 10 people) 9 EUR per person. Open from 10 am to 6 pm, closed Tuesdays.
Berlin to Prague direct transfer
If you want to go straight from Berlin to Prague or from Prague to Berlin without any sightseeing,
Prague Tours and Day trips from Prague
|Location||350 km / 3.5 hour drive|
|Sights to See||Dresden - Zwinger, Dresden - Procession of Prices, Dresden - Semper Opera House, Dresden - Hofkirche, Dresden - Royal Palace, Dresden - Church of Our Lady, Terezin Concentration Camp (CZ)|
|Interiors||Zwinger Gallery, Green Vault|
|Included||Driver-guide, car / van, gas, toll roads, parking fees|
|Excluded||Entrance fees, food and drinks|
|Availability From-To||All year round|
|Departure Time and Location||We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)|
|Return Location||We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.|
|Means of Transportation||Walking and/or Driving - Car, Van, Minibus, Bus|
|Required Walking Ability||Low|
|Language||All tours are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.|
|Additional Info||For tours NOT starting from Prague, we require 20% payment in advance (plus a 3.5% transaction fee) as a guarantee. If you choose this option, we will send you a PayPal link by email after you confirm the booking. Travelers are required to bring their passport and a valid visa along on the trip.|