Scientific Crushers
We conquered the river Elbe. Again!

For the third time in a row, international scientists from Dresden CONCEPT e.V. research institutes competed in the annual dragon boat race during the Elbhangfestival in Loschwitz. Also this year, our 21 crew members came from more than 14 nations from all around the globe. Our quest started already 2 weeks before with a first training session. There we learned the basics of how to handle this about 10 meter long ‘dragon’, which is more difficult than expected. With tired arms and some muscle pain, we were confident and excited for the real race afterwards. And finally, las Saturday afternoon, […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(22 – 28 June 2017)

Thursday, 22 June 2017: Last Dance at the Theatre (Party) As the summer is finally here, the theatre season is coming to an end. To celebrate this, the Staatsschauspiel is having their traditional ‘Kehraus’ or last dance. So enjoy the evening with great music and dance and celebrate with the ensemble on the stage. Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €5; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz‘ stop. More information:   Friday, 23 June 2017: DuBras in Concert (Brazilian music) This Brazilian band will bring your […]

“Holy spirits”
A bike tour to Meissen

Meißen, hometown of the famous porcelain and good wine. But did you know that the first saint of Saxony was also living there? On our bicycle tour to the city we wanted to learn more about him, Bishop Saint Benno von Meißen. But first of all we had to get there. Along the Elbe we enjoyed a wonderful trip with perfect weather. On our way we discovered goats which could be fed, several tables with fresh vegetables to buy and a nice “Biergarten” for a break. In Meißen we took a walk through the beautiful old town and went uphill […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(15 – 21 June 2017)

Thursday, 15 June 2017: UniVERSE by Claire Murphy (storytelling) A mathematician finds a gift from a god. Blacksmiths beat out the music of the spheres. And why are there turtles everywhere? Where does myth meet science? Is it only in the middle of the night when we half wake and half sleep? In this timeless place of wonder and insight, time stretches and a fissure opens that builds a dream bridge between many worlds… Performance storyteller Clare Murphy dances into this liminal space; merging myth, deities, science and a hefty amount of turtle, in a playful exploration of the beginnings […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(08 – 14 June 2017)

Early bird announcement: Bunte Republik Neustadt (street festival) from 16 – 18 June 2017 Since more than 20 years already there is this one big event happening every June in Dresden Neustadt. During one weekend the life is turned upside down and you put your daily life on the street together with your couch. Everyone is on their feet and explores the different bands, which are playing at each corner or on of the many food booths. Also in Alaunpark, there are lots of people gathering and enjoying the nice weather with their friends and families. In the evening, it’s […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(02 – 07 June 2017)

Friday, 02 June 2017: Italy goes Brazil (Jazz concert) There is a new live music bar in town and you should check it out. As it has only 40 seats, it feels like sipping cocktails and enjoying great music –  in your own living room.  This Friday, you will listen the great rhythms Latin music, and especially its blues sounds from there, are known for. Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission:free; How to get there: Jam Bar by S.K.Y., Kleine Brüdergasse 3, 01067 Dresden;  TRAM 1,2,4,8,9,10,11 ‘Postplatz’ stop. More information:   Saturday, 03 June 2017: 11. Symphony (Classical concert) Mahler’s fascination […]

Put on an act!
With Therése

On Sunday, 18 June, at 5 p.m. you have the unique chance to see a play and act in a play at the same time: “Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinander wussten” (the hour, in which we didn’t know anything about each other) is a play by Peter Handke, which doesn’t need any words and is therefore not bound by the restrictions of speech. The actors are not professional actors, but members of the “Bürgerbühne”, citizens of Dresden who come together to act in the Dresden Theatre. The play also doesn’t take place indoors – but directly on Theaterplatz, which […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(25 – 31 May 2017)

Thursday, 25 May 2017: International Blues- and Rock Festival Altenzella  – Bank Holiday – Stay out of labs :) The Altzella Blues and Rock Festival is Germany’s most comfortable, most relaxing and most authentic blues festival. It’s an event you shouldn’t miss by any means. The venue is located amidst the remains of the ancient monastery “Altzella” and on the grounds around the old walls. While relaxing under the blue sky or snug in their festival tent, you can listen to the sounds of good old Delta Blues as well as to more modern sounds. They definitely have a great […]

Tips for the upcoming week
18 May – 24 May 2017

  Thursday, 18 May:  Wonderful Town (operette) The musical of Leonard Bernstein is about the story of two sisters coming from a really small town who move to New York to find a good job. Through their story, you will feel the spirit of the magic metropolis. The city that never sleeps offers many possibilities to people from different countries and the chance to develop new perspectives. For the music, Bernstein mixes sounds of the swing-era and his personal idea of symphonic metropolis. A really worthwhile occasion to discover the incredible city of New York through an entertaining story and […]

„Fischbrötchen“, hiking and the seaside!

Saturday, the 29 April, it was finally time for our big excursion to the seaside. Because of the long way we had to meet early. Really early. The bus was supposed to leave at 5.30 a.m. but it was 6 until everybody was ready to take off. It was taking only ten minutes until nearly everybody was asleep, some of us didn’t sleep at all in the night before. At around 12 noon we arrived at our youth hostel. It was beautifully situated right next to the beach so everybody was joking about going for a swim. But first of […]