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In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour

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Address: Theatreplatz, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 0172 – 78 15 007
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I loved Slaughterhouse five, so when I went from Berlin to Prague, I made a quick half say stop to Dresden for this tour. The tour was very informative and kept me interested the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I loved Slaughterhouse five, so when I went from Berlin to Prague, I made a quick half say stop to Dresden for this tour. The tour was very informative and kept me interested the entire time. This tour is the only way you can go inside the slaughterhouse so if you are interested in seeing that area or the book,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband is a literature teacher, and he was keen to take this tour, rather than a more standard tour of Dresden. The guide, Danilo, is highly knowledgeable about the city, the book, and the past and current politics in Dresden. The tour has three stages: 1) background info while standing in Theatreplatz, 2) walking about a mile to the... More 

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Dickerson, Maryland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were the only ones on this tour. It was extremely informative. We walked out to the former slaughterhouse and the guide took us right on in to where Kurt Vonnegut was held as a POW. Really enjoyed it

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Danilo knew so much about the history of Dresden and shared so much in such a short tour! It was great learning more about Kurt Vonnegut's actual experiences. It was amazing to visit the slaughterhouse itself. He was so enthusiastic and seemed genuinely happy to give the tour, even though it was cold, raining and he was very tired (not... More 

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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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