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:   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, […]

Newcomer bus tour in sunny autumn

    Our Welcome Bus Tours for newcomers are always a bit risky due to unpredictable weather in April and October – but this time we were really lucky and blessed with a wonderful windy, cloudy and sunny autumn day. After a short walk on campus and quick peeks into lecture halls and historical buildings we took of with more than 30 researchers to a guided city tour – comfy in an historical red bus called IKARUS. Soft chairs, small tables and funny interiours make this bus very special from the inside, but also the appearance of the bus itself […]

Tips for the upcoming week
27 October – 1 November 2017

Please note that Tuesday 31 October is a bank holiday – we have three special tips for you :) Friday, 27 October 2017: Vernissage “The normal man” (exhibition) What is a normal man? What is even a bog-standard man nowadays, when everybody wants to be unique and special, what we are somehow. What do we mean by “normal“? If a man speaks or we speak about men, does he or we use categories such as success, career or sport, and ignore topics such as paternity, failure or relationships? Which old or current stereotypes have remained? For years the male image […]

Slunečné přivítání ve stověžaté Praze
Welcome to the city of hundred towers Prague

You never know what to expect when planning an excursion in autumn – but as we Germans would say “There will be good weather once you finish your plate!” Definitely we all ate up our first dinner Friday evening at a very typical Czech restaurant “U veverky” close to our hostel. Loads of meat, Czech dumplings and wonderful čaj (Czech tea ;) were put on our tables and filled our empty bellies. Leftover ribs were allocated on other plates – no weather risk was taken. The sun gave us a warm weekend, a tan and 20 smiling faces until Sunday […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(19 October – 25 October 2017)

Thursday, 19 October 2017: Leslie Clio (concert) Leslie Clio, one of the rising stars of the genre “Singer-Songwriter” in Germany is coming to Dresden. Nikolai Potthoff produced her first album Gladys, which was released in 2013 and reached number 11 on the German Albums Chart. Her most successful single “I Couldn’t Care Less” appeared in the soundtracks of several movies and brought her the deserved attention as an artist. The following year, Clio was even nominated for Best National Rock/Pop Female Artist at the Echo Music awards. With the support of Lee MacDougall she wants to present her most recent album Purple, which has […]

Off track in the ore mountains
Hiking with Therése

Make hay while the sun shines, especially when it is a warm sunny Sunday in the middle of October. To make most of it, a group of 12 lively internationals followed Therése down the rolling paths of her homeland, the ore mountains. Our hike started at Nassau, a small village in the ore mountains. From here we walked down the gently winding roads, characteristics of the ore mountain, enjoying the green fields. Autumn was at its artistic best and the horizon was made colourful by shades of golden, red and brown on the trees. Conversations flowed easy and jokes were soon being […]

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 […]