The SemperOperaball
– the most beautiful night of the year

In the end of January or the beginning of February every year, the Semper Opera turns into the setting of one of the most prestigious and important European ballroom events. To hold a ball in the Dresden opera house has a long tradition. Already from 1925 until 1939, the Semper Opera was host of such glorious events, even though back then, you could also hear Jazz being played – along with the traditional classic music and Waltz. After the war, there had been plans to re-establish the ball, however the huge demolitions and the government made the undertaking impossible. Since […]

The Grand Garden – Dresden’s green lung

Dresden is a beautiful place to be but in some ways it’s also just like any other city – loud and hectic. To escape all of that, you don’t have to leave the city’s borders: Within walking distance to the city center you can find the Grand Garden with beautiful flowerbeds and picturesque alleyways through extensive meadows and forests. It’s the perfect location to relax – and more than just that. The Grand Garden isn’t just a simple public park. It stands in Dresden’s centuries-old tradition of landscaping and gardening and is one of the most important garden estates in […]

Come together – at the Elbhangfest

The hillside along the river Elbe is famous for its beauty and every year there’s a street festival to celebrate this special cultural landscape – the Elbhangfest. The tradition of the Elbhangfest began in 1990 as a charity event for the church in the vineyard of Pillnitz and the restauration of the church in Loschwitz. However, the first grand festivities took place about 300 years ago: August the Strong then ordered his master builder Pöppelmann to expand the manor of Pillnitz and create a castle complex that would suit August’s lavish celebrations. Now, on the last weekend in June, the […]

Short trips in Saxony – Leipzig

If you ask anyone in Saxony which city you should visit besides Dresden, they’ll probably immediately reply “Leipzig”. The reasons are perfectly obvious, as Leipzig, with its over 1.000 years of history, combines both tradition and the modern age, culture and new trends. Thanks to its architecture, Leipzig has several nicknames: It is called “Little Paris”, “Athens on the River Pleisse” and “Venice of the North”. No matter which resemblance you prefer, once you visit Leipzig, you’ll find that the city of the Peaceful Revolution has a unique charm and that there are lots of things to visit. We have […]

Tea, cake and coziness: The England, England

If you love all things British or are interested in meeting new people or just want to have a piece of really good cake – the café “England, England” is exactly what you’re looking for. The small café in the middle of Dresden Neustadt is a haven for everyone loving the British culture. You can have a cup of excellent tea, browse through books (which you can also buy) and try some culinary classics. But the “England, England” is more than just a cosy little place to indulge your sweet tooth. It’s also a place to meet new people during […]