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In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour

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Address: Theatreplatz, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 172 7815007
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Went out of His way

I really enjoyed this tour. I hadn't read the book, so the guide went out of His way to get me in touch with what was going on in the book and the city. He also went out of his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Steve S
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour. I hadn't read the book, so the guide went out of His way to get me in touch with what was going on in the book and the city. He also went out of his way to accommodate Us with setting up a tour. With this said. It was not your usual or conventional tour.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Danielo was a great tour guide. We got a little lost trying to find him and he was very nice about us being a few minutes late. He had a great amount of knowledge about Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and "Slaughterhouse 5." He had a lot of insight in to the firebombing of Dresden and why it happened. He was able... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We met Danilo at Theaterplatz, knowing nothing of our exact itinerary. He started in on us as someone with an agenda, fire in the belly over every abuse of power by government and multinational corporations. It didn't feel like a good start. Once we began walking, he mixed in bits of Vonnegut with a lot of other stuff that sometimes... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I did this with my 20 year old daughter. At the outset I confessed I found Vonnegut's style challenging. Danilo, our expert guide, agreed. Over the next two stimulating hours he put the Dresden bombing in context and helped us get a firm idea of what happened on that terrible night in February 1944. He walked us to the slaughterhouse,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

First, I am a history geek who loves all things Vonnegut. I was prepared to be disappointed by the tour but instead it was extremely interesting and fun. Our guide, Danilo was very good at bringing the history of Dresden to life, drawing parallels between the past and present, and telling the tale of Vonnegut, Billy Pilgrim, and the bombing... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

You don't have to be a fan of the book to enjoy this tour although of course it helps. It is quite a long time to be walking so wear good shoes. Our guide, Danilo had a refreshingly honest view of history and modern Germany. We spent a good 2 hours of more walking and talking. The Slaughterhouse is now... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Being a long-time Kurt Vonnegut fan, I was extremely happy to find this tour of Dresden, and I was not disappointed. The guide, Danilo, offered a whole lot of information about Vonnegut, Dresden's role in WW2, and about the political situation both now and during WW2. I might think differently in some matters, but this tour sure gave me a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Whether you're a Vonnegut groupie, a history aficionado, or just want a better understanding of Dresden's role in WWII, this is a great tour! Danilo was a fantastic tour guide. He made sure we understood the significance of Dresden as a target and how Vonnegut spent his time as a POW there. We started in the old town, walked along... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

The concept of the tour is good. You meet in the Theaterplatz, walk a short way to a stop beside the river, and then walk a bit further to the Slaughterhouse Five complex. But because the property is privately-owned, there is no guarantee you will be able to access the interior of the building where Vonnegut was held as a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you came to Dresden because you are a fan of kurt Vonnegut, you read slaughterhouse 5, or you simply want to chat about the state of the world now, then, and when will be, take the tour. It's only some pennies. Danilo is great. He brings humor and interest, as well as a local mind, to the conversation you... More 

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