Dresden sitting down

Supposedly it rains and even snows sometimes in Dresden…

Then you might not really want to walk around outside but stay inside where it’s warm (or cool) and have a cool (or warm) drink…

That’s why you can book some of my city tours as indoor shows – and much more!

In cooperation with various Dresden restaurants, I can offer you shows with custom arrangements in the setting you desire.

IN THE PRESS:

“The proximity to the artist, his brilliant acting and the audience’s desire to spin a tale themselves made this show entertainment at its highest level.”
(Sächsische Zeitung)


DRESDEN SKETCHES – FRESH, HEARTY AND HISTORICAL TALES FROM THE RESIDENCE

Balthasar Briesemuth Biedermann at the Frauenkirche, Dresden. – Photo: Jolanda Querbeet

The Saxon residence is not only loaded with history, but also stories, tales and anecdotes.

Hearty like Saxon cooking, hot like Saxon coffee and sweet like Saxon cakes.
Let me treat you to some exciting, surprising and funny tales from “Florence on the Elbe.” All of this is garnished with some fresh and fun ballads, raunchy songs and satirical sideswipes by Dresden Bänkelsänger Balthasar Briesemuth Biedermann.
Take a look at Dresden through a different lens!

Program length: approx. 80 minutes. A short version can be booked upon request.

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THE DRAGON AND THE COFFEE GHOST – SAXON MYTHS AND LEGENDS FOR YOUNG AND OLD

Photo: Olaf Hais

Myths, legends and fairy tales – for young and old.

Learn about the wicked dragon Meix, who kidnapped the miller’s daughter, or the terrible coffee ghost, that can only appear in Saxony. Likewise, only Saxony is haunted by the Bishop of Meissen and a robber who still roams around today as a poltergeist. And I’m sure you’re dying to know what happened in the Mordgrund (an area in the Dresden Heath, word for word it means “Murder Ground”). You will be served a custom program from the broad array of Saxon myths, fairy tales and legends. A children’s and family program featuring participatory fairy tales and songs to sing along with or alternatively an adult program with spine-chilling, exciting legends, gallant stories and some not exactly moral events can be booked. In any case the show is sure to be amusing, funny, quick and exciting!

IN THE PRESS:

“This is just how a storyteller should look! He wears a colorful coat of soft, flowing velvet in all the colors of the rainbow. His gray locks spill out from under his Egyptian-looking cap and his bright blue eyes shine from his friendly countenance. A deep, jovial voice emanates from his round belly. Let there be no doubt: Stephan Reher is the perfect storyteller.” (Sächsische Zeitung)

Show length: approx. 45-80 minutes, depending on whether a family show or adult show is booked. The story selection is made individually for each group.

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CRIMINAL DRESDEN – SONGS AND STORIES FROM DRESDEN’S CRIME SCENES

Doctor Watson – Photo: Jolanda Querbeet

Feared bandits, unscrupulous killers and crafty con men – all of them were up to no good in the Saxon royal residence. Some of them have even become the heroes of verses, anecdotes and witty horror stories. These include the bandit Lips Tullian and the Black Guard from the Tharandt Forest, the notorious Johannes Karasek and the con man Karl May, otherwise known as Germany’s most celebrated author of adventure literatur and inventor of the Apache Chief Winnetou. Famous criminals also need celebrity victims: for example, the great Dresden painter Gerhard von Kügelgen, who bumped into an assassin; the chamber virtuoso Gunkel, whose ex-lover shot him in the tram; even the Saxon King himself was in on the fun!
Grotesque and exciting, funny and tragic: this is the history of crime in Dresden. Learn all the clues from Doctor Watson himself – he can even sing the evidence. Always with a mischievous wink.

Show length: approx. 45-80 minutes, depending on whether a family show or adult show is booked. The story selection is made individually for each group.

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DRESDEN CHRISTMAS – SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM STOLLEN BAKER ZUCKERKERN

Zacharias Zuckerkern and the famous Dresden Stollen – Photo: Peter Weidenhagen

A clever and contemplative Christmas programme with the portly baker Zacharias Zuckerkern.

Find out:
What in the world is a Pflaumentoffel?
Why do pyramids rotate in Germany?
Where is the longest Christmas cake in the world?
What will a whispering stollen tell us?
Just how lucky is Neunerlei, the nine-course Christmas Eve meal?

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, then this is the tour for you! Zacharias Zuckerkern will tell you all about the exotic world of Christmas in Dresden. He’ll let you in on all of the Saxon secrets: Dresden Christmas traditions, specialties from the Ore Mountains, Christmas anecdotes, stories and songs to laugh, dream and sing along to. And of course there will be stollen and mulled wine to taste!

Show length: approx. 45-80 minutes, depending on whether a family show or adult show is booked. The story selection is made individually for each group.

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SPECIAL SHOWS BY REQUEST

Photo: Peter Weidenhagen

Not only the above-mentioned tours are available.

Many more programmes are on offer:
Excursions in a historical bus
Lesungen und Rezitationen aller Art als Begleitprogramm zu Ihrem Dresden-Aufenthalt
Carriage rides
Shows on the Elbe steamers
Shows for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas parties…

… and much more! CONTACT ME!

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