Tips for the upcoming week
(17 – 23 August 2017)

Thursday, 17 August 2017: (U)Hör(Bar) – (un)hear(able) – experimental concert You will get served a very special acoustic cocktail in this bar by El Perro Andaluz. This artist used ingredients which might seem strange in an concert atmosphere such as silence and normal environmental sounds. It is not entirely new, however it is still rare and therefore worth to listen to those unusual compositions. Beginning: 7:30 p.m; Admission: €15, or €10 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Lignerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop, TRAM 10, 13 ‘Großer Garten / Deutsches […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(10 – 16 August 2017)

Thursday, 10 August 2017: Nadezda Pisareva (RUS) and painting performance Nadezda Pisareva is one of the most promising pianist of her generation. She already played in various classical festivals and concert all over the continent this summer and now she comes to Dresden. Her divinely performance will be accompanied by a painting performance from the artists of PleinArt. Beginning: 8:30 p.m; Admission: free, but they are always happy about donations; How to get there: Palaissommer, Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop. More information: www.palaissommer.de/programm/nadezda-pisareva-rus-und-malerei-performance   Friday, 11 August 2017: Inselfestival Laubegast (street festival) The Inselfestival Laubegast […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(03 – 09 August 2017)

Thursday, 03 August 2017: Heart of Blues (Blues concert) The three musicians of heart of blues pay a tribute to the great music of the Mississippi delta with their new record. They travel with their music through the decades from the early 1900s until todays modern and more experimental style. Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Jam Bar by S.K.Y., Kleine Brüdergasse , 01067 Dresden; TRAM  1,2,4,8,9,10,11 ‘Postplatz’ stop. More information: www.jambarbysky.com   Friday, 04 August 2017: Vernissage and concert at the Palaissommer  It is summer, it is August and we are in Dresden. That means the […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(27 July – 02 August 2017)

Thursday – Sunday, 27 – 30 July 2017:  Street Food and Ice Cream Festival Dresden Dresden is famous for a lot of things: art, culture or it’s landscape. But with this event something new comes to town. For the first time, we will have a food festival right in the middle of Altmarkt. And not only food, but also ice cream. As the organizers know, that you will probably also want to bring your children, they install also a puppet theatre, just for the smallest. And the best of all. The entrance is completely free. So go there, get hungry […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(20 – 26 July 2017)

Thursday, 20 July 2017:  European Outdoor Film Festival (short film festival) The most renowned film event on the European outdoor calendar: The European Outdoor Film Tour is heading to more than 300 venues in 14 countries showing inspirational protagonists with an heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors. Throughout the programmes of the last 15 years, we’ve followed one principle: We need no actors, no blue screen, no second takes. Only true adventure. THIS IS REAL. Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: €9; How to get there: Konzertplatz Weißer Hirsch, Stechgrundstraße (Behind the Parkhotel), 01324 Dresden; TRAM 11 ’PLattleite’ stop. More […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(13 – 19 July 2017)

Thursday, 13 July 2017:  Live Scoring of Silent movies This Thursday, if the weather is not ruining it, there will be the open air festival ‘Umsonst und draußen ( for free/senseless and outside) happen. On their opening evening, they prepared something really nice: the live scoring of 2 movies. One will be ‘the discovery of slowness’ and the other one will be the ‘magical misery tour’. So don’t miss it ad enjoy your evening. Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Umsonst und draußen festival, left behind the Freie Alternative Schule,  Stauffenbergallee 4, 01099 Dresden, BUS 64, 74 […]

Palais, Potluck and a Party

  It’s summer, the sun is (mostly) shining and the weather is (mostly) warm – which makes this time of year perfect to come together, enjoy good food and even better company. If we are honest, we have to admit that the Welcome Center has never had the best of luck with outdoor events. The weather often fits the German stereotype of providing little sunshine and lots of rain. This time, though, we were lucky! On Thursday we all met in the Palais Garden of the Japanese Palais near the river Elbe, had a potluck picnic, shared stories with each other […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(06 – 12 July 2017)

Thursday, 06 July 2017:  Welcome Center Sommerfest at the River Side Last summer we spent a wonderful international potluck evening with you guys right on campus to celebrate the summer. We would like to repeat this in 2017 and invite you for a potluck evening at the Palaisgarten next close to the Marienbrücke (to have shelter in case of rain). Please bring friends, blankets, food to share and your own dishes, we will care about soft drinks (which means: bring your own beer and wine). If you like also instruments or games are very welcomed. Please let us know if […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(29 June – 05 July 2017)

Early bird announcement: Welcome Center Sommerfest at the River Side at Thursday, 06 July 2017 Last summer we spent a wonderful international potluck evening with you guys right on campus to celebrate the summer. We would like to repeat this in 2017 and invite you for a potluck evening at the Palaisgarten next close to the Marienbrücke (to have shelter in case of rain). Please bring friends, blankets, food to share and your own dishes, we will care about soft drinks (which means: bring your own beer and wine). If you like also instruments or games are very welcomed. Please […]

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, […]