Event report: Hiking with Therése to Papststein

  Once again, in the beautiful autumn season, Therése guided us a hike to Papststein (451 m) in Saxon Switzerland, a table mountain located around four kilometers southeast of Königstein and about three kilometers south of Bad Schandau. A group of 15 international students started a challenging journey from Bad Schandau station crossed down marvelous scenery of traditional village and green field. Sometimes, we took a small break to look the map up just to make sure we were on the right track. The wandering continued with an exciting conversation among us. On the first spot, we stopped in the […]

Tips for the upcoming week
23 November – 29 November 2017

Thursday, 23 November: Detroit (Movie – German Premiere) In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten. From the Academy Award winning director of The […]

Tips for the upcoming week
16 November – 22 November 2017

Thursday, 16 November: The Big Sick (Movie – German Premiere) Kumail is a Pakistani comedian who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. The movie is written and loosely based on the stories of Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanijani and stars Nanijani playing himself. At its premiere at the […]

Tips for the upcoming week
9 November – 15 November 2017

Thursday, 09 November: Jazz plus Suppe/Soup (Music and Foos) With the weather already a little cold and gray, you may be feeling a bit down; hopefully some jazz on Thursday evening can bring up your spirits and some warm soup can bring up your temperature! With Gabriel Rosenbach on the trumpet and Johanna Summer playing the piano, this duo plays Jazz-standards with electronic sounds mixed in. All along, the focus is on creativity and good communication between the musicians. Music begins at 8 p.m. but feel free to arrive earlier and enjoy some soup as well as drinks, served from […]

“MOVE IT!”?
Go and watch it!

Once the last summer days have passed and the nights become longer – and the weather not as nice – it’s the perfect time to enjoy good movies. For us, a good movie should be entertaining, but it should also provide something to think about. Do you agree? Great, then we’d like to introduce you to the “MOVE IT! Filmfestival”. The festival The festival’s focus is what makes it so special: Since 2004, the latest national and international documentary and feature films relating to topics of human rights and development are shown. It was founded by Akifra e.V., an organization […]

Tips for the upcoming week
2 November – 8 November 2017

Thursday, 02 November: Meeting Dresden-Ústí-Litoměřice (Concert) Three cities, three bands, three concerts along one river. As a part annual Czech-German cultural exchange days (click here for the full program), in this traditional Elbe meeting you have the chance to experience the bands Idio&Idio from Ústi nad Labem playing alternative and punk-rock, Vasilův Rubáš with folk-punk as well as Dresden’s Die Ukrainiens. Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: 5 EUR.; How to get there: Ost-Pol, Königsbrücker Str. 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7, 8, 13 “Bischofsweg” stop. More information: http://www.tdkt.eu/programm/index.php?tid=3662   Friday, 03 November: The Truth about Monte Verità (Dance/Film) Similarly to Hellerau Festival […]

Reformation Day

31 October: This day is a religious holiday celebrated by Protestants – usually alongside Halloween. It’s a holiday commemorating Martin Luther who – as it is widely believed – nailed 95 theses on the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517. With these theses, he demanded the reformation of the church – and laid the ground stone for the Protestant religion. This year is the 500th anniversary Usually, this holiday is not celebrated annually by all German federal states. This year, in celebration of the 500th anniversary, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(12 October – 18 October 2017)

Thursday, 12 October 2017: Sound factory orchestra Wrozlaw (concert) The cooperation between the HfM Dresden and the Polish soundfactory orchestra, which has already proven to be one excellent example of intercultural exchange for years, goes into the next round – again with fascinating new pieces. Being part of the 6th Polish-German Culture Days 2017, the concert will give you the possibility to listen to compositions for large ensembles and live electronics, presented by professors and students of the composition classes in Essen, Dresden and Wroclaw. Beginning: 7.30 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von […]

A spontaneous Excursion to Freiberg

Our plan was to go to the Ore Mountains, but due to the weather we changed it. Hiking and rain is not a good combination. But it turned out to be a nice trip nevertheless, because we chose to go to Freiberg instead and the trip turned into one amongst my unforgettable moments. We went to Freudenstein Palace in Freiberg with our amicable tour guide Therése Stoll. Freiberg is known as a mining city and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg is considered as the oldest university of mining and metallurgy in the world. It took 40 minutes to travel from Dresden […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(05 October – 11 October 2017)

General tips for the upcoming weeks: 27th Annual Intercultural Days (24.09. – 08.10.2017) Dirk Hilbert, the Major of Dresden introduces the program of this year’s intercultural days as follows:  It is wrong to think of integration as a one-way street. It is also wrong to think of integration as a new phenomenon. Believing that integration will not work, reduces everybody’s courage. The slogan for this year’s Intercultural Days – Diversity created together – calls for a conscious effort to act and is an appeal to the creativity of each individual, not just that of the immigrants. We all must do […]

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