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Guided Tours

Semperoper Guided Tour

€14
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45 min.
  • Embark on an insightful journey through Dresden's Semperoper, appreciating its historic essence and unique acoustics.
  • Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the opera house with its elaborately decorated rooms, and purpose-built balconies that let sound encompass every seat.
  • Delve deeper into the opera house's history with a trained guide, unveiling intriguing tales of past performances and divas.
  • Hear stories about its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden and recent restoration that in the present day hosts opera, ballet, and jazz performances.
  • Choose to tour Semperoper with an English or German-speaking guide by booking the ticket of your preference.
  • Embark on an insightful journey through Dresden's Semperoper, appreciating its historic essence and unique acoustics.
  • Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the opera house with its elaborately decorated rooms, and purpose-built balconies that let sound encompass every seat.
  • Delve deeper into the opera house's history with a trained guide, unveiling intriguing tales of past performances and divas.
  • Hear stories about its destruction in the 1945 bombing of Dresden and recent restoration that in the present day hosts opera, ballet, and jazz performances.
  • Choose to tour Semperoper with an English or German-speaking guide by booking the ticket of your preference.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Semperoper
  • Entry to Semperoper
  • English-speaking guide (optional)
  • German-speaking guide (optional)
  • Tip: The opera house's gift shop holds a variety of souvenirs and memorabilia. Don't forget to grab something!
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • Guide dogs are allowed on this tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Semperoper & Old Town Guided Tour

€25
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2 hr. 30 min.
  • Experience a guided tour of the iconic Semperoper and Dresden's Old Town, promising a rich cultural immersion into Dresden's past.
  • The tour includes the company of an expert German-speaking guide who reveals the city’s hidden gems and unique trivia.
  • Marvel at the architectural marvel of Semperoper, let its opulent interior and riverside views captivate you, a visual treat exclusive to this experience.
  • Explore Dresden's Old Town and visit the Neumarkt neighborhood known for its local delicacies – a real treat for your taste buds.
  • Benefit from valuable insights into Dresden's resilience, as reflected in the Frauenkirche, a symbol of the city’s post-WWII reconstruction story.
  • Experience a guided tour of the iconic Semperoper and Dresden's Old Town, promising a rich cultural immersion into Dresden's past.
  • The tour includes the company of an expert German-speaking guide who reveals the city’s hidden gems and unique trivia.
  • Marvel at the architectural marvel of Semperoper, let its opulent interior and riverside views captivate you, a visual treat exclusive to this experience.
  • Explore Dresden's Old Town and visit the Neumarkt neighborhood known for its local delicacies – a real treat for your taste buds.
  • Benefit from valuable insights into Dresden's resilience, as reflected in the Frauenkirche, a symbol of the city’s post-WWII reconstruction story.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Semperoper
  • German-speaking live guide
  • Semperoper guided tour
  • Dresden Old Town guided tour
  • Tip: When in Neumarkt, try the local Saxon specialties like Sächsischer Sauerbraten (pot roast) and Leipziger Allerlei (a vegetable dish).
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility.
  • Guide dogs are allowed on this tour.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Guided Tours

Guided Bus Tour of Dresden with Semper Opera House Visit

€29.50
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3 hr.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Dresden on a 3-hour tour, with a 90-min city tour aboard a red double-decker bus and a guided tour of Semper Opera House.
  • Learn about the grand Lutheran Frauenkirche church on Neumarkt and the baroque masterpiece of Zwinger from the live guide onboard.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Semper Opera House, established in 1841, and learn about its musical association with some of the world's best orchestras.
  • Drive along the Elbe River and catch glimpses of the 14th-century Pillnitz Palace and marvel at the pastel blue beauty of Blue Wonder Bridge.
  • End your journey with a visit to the world's most stunning milk shop, Pfunds Molkerei, established in 1892 by the Pfund brothers.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Dresden on a 3-hour tour, with a 90-min city tour aboard a red double-decker bus and a guided tour of Semper Opera House.
  • Learn about the grand Lutheran Frauenkirche church on Neumarkt and the baroque masterpiece of Zwinger from the live guide onboard.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Semper Opera House, established in 1841, and learn about its musical association with some of the world's best orchestras.
  • Drive along the Elbe River and catch glimpses of the 14th-century Pillnitz Palace and marvel at the pastel blue beauty of Blue Wonder Bridge.
  • End your journey with a visit to the world's most stunning milk shop, Pfunds Molkerei, established in 1892 by the Pfund brothers.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour tour of Dresden
  • 90-min bus tour
  • Live guide onboard
  • Guided tour of the Semper Opera House
  • Entry to Pfunds Dairy
  • City map
  • Click here to know more about the sights covered.
  • Tip: At the Pfunds Molkerei, make sure you try their delicious cheese and other entrees like mushroom ravioli with a cognac cream sauce or tortellini with spinach and grated feta.
  • The tour is conducted in German.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Booster Seats.
  • It is allowed to bring along baggage, pets, and service animals on this tour.
  • Please note that all sites may not be allowed to be visited with pets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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City Tours

3-Hr Guided Tour of Dresden by Double Decker Bus, Cable Car & Paddle Steamer

€42
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3 hr.
Guided Tour
  • Experience Dresden via 3 different modes of transport – a guided tour on a red double-decker bus, a historic mountain cable car, and a paddle steamer!
  • With a German-speaking guide, drive past the largest museum in the city, the Dresden City Museum, Residenzschloss – the 12th century Dresden Castle – and more.
  • Explore the valley station of the old suspension railway cable car. Admire the gorgeous view of the city from the mountain’s viewing platform.
  • Hop on one of the world’s oldest paddle steamers, on the River Elbe, as you return to the Brühl's Terrace that stretches high above the riverbank.
  • Experience Dresden via 3 different modes of transport – a guided tour on a red double-decker bus, a historic mountain cable car, and a paddle steamer!
  • With a German-speaking guide, drive past the largest museum in the city, the Dresden City Museum, Residenzschloss – the 12th century Dresden Castle – and more.
  • Explore the valley station of the old suspension railway cable car. Admire the gorgeous view of the city from the mountain’s viewing platform.
  • Hop on one of the world’s oldest paddle steamers, on the River Elbe, as you return to the Brühl's Terrace that stretches high above the riverbank.

Inclusions

  • 3-hr guided tour of Dresden
  • Expert German-speaking guide
  • City map
  • Double-decker bus tour
  • Booster seats
  • Ascent & descent on the mountain railway
  • Return to Terrassenufer by boat
  • All admission fees
  • Tip: After your tour, be sure to walk along Brühl's Terrace and enjoy the architecture – it's often called 'The Balcony of Europe'.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/stroller Accessibility.
  • The tour is conducted in German.
  • Dogs are allowed on this tour but may not be allowed inside specific attractions.
  • Click here to view the city map.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Semperoper Dresden | Experience opera and ballet excellence

Located in the heart of Dresden, the Semperoper is an architectural masterpiece that has been captivating audiences for over 170 years. Renowned for its stunning Neoclassical design and rich cultural heritage, the Semperoper is a must-visit for any traveler seeking to experience the grandeur of opera and ballet in an opulent setting. Read on to know more about the opera hall, how to book Semperoper Dresden tickets, and other details to ensure your trip is an unforgettable experience.

Why visit Semperoper Dresden?

Why visit Semperoper Dresden?
  • Architectural marvel: The Semperoper Dresden is an architectural masterpiece, renowned for its stunning neo-Renaissance design. Its ornate façade, richly decorated interiors, and exquisite detailing make it one of the world's most visually captivating opera houses.
  • Historical significance: This opera house has a rich history, dating back to the 19th century. It has survived wars and restorations, making it a symbol of resilience and cultural heritage in Germany.
  • Acoustic excellence: The Semperoper is celebrated for its exceptional acoustics, ensuring an unparalleled experience for opera and concert-goers. The venue's superior sound quality draws world-class musicians and performers.
  • Renowned performances: The opera house hosts diverse performances, from classical operas to contemporary works. It is a stage where legendary composers like Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner have premiered their operas, making it a hub for classical music enthusiasts.
  • Semperoper Ballet: In addition to opera, the Semperoper is home to the Semperoper Ballett, a world-class ballet company. Their captivating performances further enhance the cultural experience within the venue.

Which Semperoper Dresden ticket is best for you?

Semperoper Dresden guided tours

If you are short on time

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 45 mins
Guide: English or German-speaking professional guide

  • If you do not have much time, choose this guided tour of Semperoper Dresden, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look through the historic opera house. 
  • You can choose between an English or German-speaking guide on this tour. 

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Semperoper Dresden guided tours

If you are on a budget

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 45 mins
Guide: English or German-speaking professional guide

  • This guided tour of the Semperoper Dresden Opera House starts from €13. It is perfect for budget travelers who want a glimpse into the history and architecture of this iconic opera house. 
  • You can choose between an English or German-speaking professional guide on this tour. 

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Semperoper Dresden combo guided tours

If you are a history buff

Go for: Combo guided tours
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Guide: German-speaking professional guide

  • Immerse yourself in the city’s past and better understand the opera house with this combo guided tour of the Semperoper House and Neumarkt neighborhood of Dresden’s Old Town. 
  • This tour includes a German-speaking professional guide.

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Semperoper Dresden combo guided tours

If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Combo guided tours
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Guide: German-speaking professional guide

  • If you have a few hours on hand and want to explore beyond the Semperoper Opera House, choose this combo tour, which allows entry into the opera house and also includes a journey through Dresden’s Old Town Neumarkt neighborhood.
  • This tour includes a German-speaking professional tour guide.  

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Flexible cancellation policy

The best part of booking tickets online is that you can enjoy flexible cancellation policies. If you cancel your Semperoper Dresden tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins, you can get a full refund on your purchase. 

Semperoper Dresden highlights

Explore the architectural details of Semperoper Dresden

Explore the architectural details

Start your visit by admiring the breathtaking neo-Renaissance architecture of the Semperoper Dresden. The exterior features intricate detailing, sculptures, and a grandiose entrance that showcases the opulence of the building.

Experience a performance in the main auditorium of Semperoper Dresden

Experience a performance in the main auditorium

Attend a live performance in the main auditorium, which boasts exceptional acoustics and a seating capacity of over 1,300. Enjoy world-class opera, ballet, and classical music concerts in this historic venue. 

Explore the hidden gems of Semperoper Dresden

Explore the hidden gems

Explore the opera house's interior with guided tours that provide insights into its history, architecture, and behind-the-scenes areas. These tours often reveal hidden gems like the ornate foyer and the elegant Semperoper Ballroom.

Attend an Opera seminar or workshop at Semperoper Dresden

Attend an Opera seminar or workshop

Engage in opera seminars and workshops conducted by experts to gain a deeper understanding of the art form. These sessions provide an opportunity to learn about the creative process behind opera productions.

Witness the Semperoper Ballett at Semperoper Dresden

Witness the Semperoper Ballett

Watch captivating ballet performances by the renowned Semperoper Ballett. Their repertoire includes classical and contemporary pieces, showcasing the grace and skill of the dancers.

See the exquisite Chamber Music Hall at Semperoper Dresden

See the exquisite Chamber Music Hall

For a more intimate musical experience, visit the Chamber Music Hall within the Semperoper. It hosts chamber music concerts, recitals, and smaller-scale performances.

Dine at the Semperoper Restaurant of Semperoper Dresden

Dine at the Semperoper Restaurant

Savor a fine dining experience at the Semperoper Restaurant, located within the opera house. Enjoy gourmet cuisine and a selection of wines before or after a show.

Enjoy a variety of shows at Semperoper Dresden

Enjoy a variety of shows

The opera house hosts diverse performances, from classic operas by composers like Mozart and Verdi to contemporary productions and special events.

Enjoy child-friendly adaptations at Semperoper Dresden

Enjoy child-friendly adaptations

Semperoper offers programs and performances suitable for all ages. Families can enjoy child-friendly opera adaptations and educational activities for young music enthusiasts.

Plan your visit to Semperoper Dresden

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Semperoper Dresden opening hours
  • January to March: 
    Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM to 1 PM
  • April to December:
    Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 6 PM
    Saturday: 10 AM to 5 PM
    Closed: Sundays and public holidays
    Note: The Schinkelwache building box office closes at 5 PM on 28th November 2023. 

Duration of visit: Up to 2 hours

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is during the summer months, June to August, or between December to February. The Semperoper offers a special summer program, which features a variety of performances and events. However, if you want to avoid crowds, shoulder seasons like April, May, September, and October might be best for you. 

How to reach Semperoper Dresden?

Address: Theaterplatz 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Find on maps

  • By Train: S Bahn S2 line from Dresden Airport
    Nearest stop: Dresden Hauptbahnhof
  • By Tram: Line 7 from Dresden Airport
    Nearest stop: Dresden Hauptbahnhof
  • By Car: The car route involves following Hermann-Reichelt-Straße, then merging onto Wilschdorfer Landstraße/B97, taking the exit for B170, and finally turning onto Antonstraße/B6.
    Nearest parking: Devrientstraße, Frauenkirche, Schießgasse; Frauenkirche Neumarkt, and Landhausstraße 2
Facilities available at Semperoper Dresden
  • Wheelchair-friendly access: The Semperoper Dresden provides wheelchair-friendly entrances and ramps to ensure that visitors with mobility challenges can easily enter the opera house.
  • Accessible seating: Within the main auditorium, there are designated areas with accessible seating for patrons who use wheelchairs. These seats are strategically positioned to provide an excellent view of the stage.
  • Accessible restrooms: The opera house offers accessible restrooms equipped with the necessary facilities for visitors with disabilities.
  • Assistance for patrons: Semperoper Dresden's staff is trained to assist patrons with special needs. They are readily available to offer guidance and support.
  • Coat check: The opera house offers a coat check service, allowing visitors to store their coats and bags securely during performances.
  • Semperoper Restaurant: Enjoy fine dining at the on-site Semperoper Restaurant, offering a delectable selection of cuisine and beverages.
  • Semperoper Shop: Explore the Semperoper Shop, where you can purchase souvenirs, books, and music related to the opera house and its performances.
Tips to note when visiting Semperoper Dresden
  • Arrive early: Arriving at the opera house a bit early allows you to explore the stunning architecture, take photos, and settle into your seat comfortably before the performance begins.
  • Dress code: While there's no strict dress code, dressing smartly is recommended to enhance your experience and blend in with the elegant atmosphere of the opera house. Many visitors choose to wear semi-formal to formal attire.
  • Check performance schedule: Be sure to check the performance schedule for any special events. This will help you choose a show that aligns with your musical or artistic preferences.
  • Respect the experience: During performances, remember to turn off your mobile phone and avoid talking or using any electronic devices. Respecting the artists and fellow audience members enhances the overall experience for everyone.
  • Consider guided tours: Taking a guided tour of the opera house is an excellent way to learn about its history, architecture, and backstage areas. Consider scheduling a tour before or after the performance to gain deeper insights into this cultural gem.
Where to eat at Semperoper Dresden?
  • Augustiner am Zwinger: This restaurant offers a mix of Saxon and international cuisine, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. They also have a great selection of regional wines.
  • La Trattoria: If you’re in the mood for Italian food, La Trattoria is a great option. They serve up classic Italian dishes, like pizza, pasta, and risotto, in a relaxed and inviting setting. 
  • Alte Meister Café & Restaurant: This restaurant serves Northern German dishes, cakes, and wines on a patio in a square home to grand museums and an opera house.
  • Kahnaletto: This elevated Italian restaurant is located on a ship moored on the Elbe River and offers city views and a whisky bar.
  • Coselpalais - Restaurant & Grand Cafe: This classy venue in the baroque Coselpalais serves traditional local fare, including fish and meat dishes.
Attractions near Semperoper Dresden
  • Dresden Castle: Situated above the Elbe River, Dresden Castle is a captivating blend of architectural styles, from its Renaissance origins to its Baroque and Neoclassical additions. Explore its museums, wander its manicured gardens, and marvel at its rich history.
  • Old Masters Picture Gallery: Step into a world of artistic brilliance at the Old Masters Picture Gallery, home to an unparalleled collection of paintings from some of the greatest masters of European art. Admire masterpieces by Raphael, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the past.
  • Frauenkirche Dresden: A symbol of resilience and rebirth, the Frauenkirche stands as a testament to Dresden's enduring spirit. Ascend its cupola for breathtaking views of the city and explore its crypt.
  • Zwinger: A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, the Zwinger is a feast for the eyes. You can wander through its courtyards and explore its museums, including the Porcelain Collection and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon.

Frequently asked questions about Semperoper Dresden tickets

How much is a ticket to Semperoper Dresden?

Guided tours of the Semperoper Dresden start from € 12.99. They include entry access to the Opera House and you can choose between an English or a German-speaking guide to acquaint yourself with the history and culture of this iconic attraction.

How to book Semperoper Dresden tickets?

The best way to purchase Semperoper Dresden tickets is to book them online. Online ticket bookings are convenient and also save time and money. By securing tickets in advance, you can also avoid standing in long lines and ensure a hassle-free experience.

Why should I book Semperoper Dresden tickets online?

We recommend you purchase Semperoper Dresden tickets online to ensure that you get guaranteed access to the attraction no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. Online ticket bookings also save you time and money.

What do Semperoper Dresden tickets include?

Semperoper Dresden tickets include entry access to the Opera venue and an English or German guided tour. Make sure to book these tickets in advance to ensure that you get guaranteed access to the venue no matter the crowd on the day of your visit.

What is the cancellation policy for Semperoper Dresden tickets?

If you book your Semperoper Dresden tickets online and you have a change of plans, you can cancel them up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase.

What are Semperoper Dresden’s opening hours?

Semperoper Dresden is open from 10 AM to 6 PM from April to December from Monday to Saturday. Between January to March, the Opera House is open from 10 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Saturday. Semperoper remains closed on Sundays and public holidays. 

When to reach Semperoper in Dresden?

While the Semperoper Opera House opens at 10 AM throughout the year, make sure to check the performance schedule and arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes in advance to admire the Neoclassical architecture of the hall and settle in comfortably.