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In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour

Theatreplatz, Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
0172 – 78 15 007
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Ranked #9 of 51 Activities in Dresden
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- Aug 19, 2014
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Danilo provided a great deal of background information on Dresden, the bombardment and Vonnegut. Even though I was the only person today, he still did the tour. As a guide he also has access to the slaughterhouse premises.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Incredibly interesting tour by Danilo, who shares his deep knowledge of the history of Dresden and the fire bombing along with Kurt Vonnegut's writings. Visiting the Slaughterhouse itself and knowing that Vonnegut had been there, was certainly moving. His English is excellent, and he was friendly and enjoyable. The tour was 2 hours, but lasted more like 3hrs when you... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Danilo was a fantastic guide, he was very friendly and knew so much Dresden, its history and everything you'd need/want to know about kurt vonnegut and his books. we had to get to a flight at 12 so he was very nice and rescheduled an earlier tour for us which was very kind. I would recommend this tour to anyone,... More

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Pataskala, Ohio
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27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We very much enjoyed our time with Danilo. The tour was very interesting about Kurt Vonnegut's life and the history of Dresden. Danilo was very passionate, and he spoke excellent English. One thing to remember is that the tour DOES NOT include your transportation ticket. GET A TICKET because it is not part of the tour costs. We walked from... More

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Prince George, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very fun tour, and Danilo was obviously very passionate and very knowledgeable about Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s life in general. He said that he wants to open up a Kurt Vonnegut museum in Dresden, and I think that would be perfect for him. Super nice, and I didn't have correct change so he let me pay online the next day -... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Danilo was a very charismatic tour guide, with extensive knowledge of the city and Kurt Vonnegut. It's clear that this is something that he is passionate about and this comes across in the tour. This tour is worth detouring through Dresden for if you are in the area or if you're a Kurt Vonnegut fan.

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Windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I am a huge fan of Slaughterhouse Five, and so when I heard about this tour I was determined to do it. First you meet at Theaterplatz and walk to the Slaughterhouses, and on the way Danilo, the tour guide, tells you all about Kurt Vonnegut's life, his experiences in the war, and the bombing of Dresden. He is extremely... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I'd heard about this tour and actually bought and read Slaughterhouse Five just so I could have the background for the tour. I was the only person signed up for the tour that day, but it was no problem. Danilo had no issue running the tour for just one person, and at the regular price. I really appreciate that since... More

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Cedar Park, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

Walk from the Theaterplatz to the Slaughterhouse complex and receive info about the life of Kurt Vonnegut and the destruction of Dresden. The guide has several photos to share and has personal connections to people who were POWs in the Slaughterhouse and members of Vonnegut's family. You have to have a guide to get into the actual Slaughterhouse complex (if... More

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Dresden is a beautiful and fascinating city, and the Gallery of the Old Masters was a great pleasure, but what will stay in my memory is the unique and excellent tour we took with Danilo Hommel of the NightwalkTeam Dresden. He gave us a thorough background to Kurt Vonnegut's life and writing, and then led us on a walk to... More

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