Christmas all over the world – today: Egypt

We have asked some researchers to tell us what Christmas means to them and how they celebrate it at home. This is one answer from Mohammed, which goes along with two recipes – thank you, that sound very yummy! “Lights in the old town; a couple of mulled wine or “Kinderpunsch” glasses while watching puppet theatre, merry-go-round, and the painted wooden fairytale castle; Dresdener Stollen with tea, then passing by the new market to enjoy the medieval atmosphere; and attending the Semper Opera House performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale play “Hansel and Gretel” by the famous Brothers Grimm. This is the Christmas charming atmosphere […]

Announcement: The Christmas Elves want YOU!

Dear Internationals! We are happy to offer another wonderful Christmas event, which became a tradition of the Welcome Center. You have the chance to spend an afternoon/evening in a German family and get involved in typical pre-Christmas activities like going to a Christmas market, baking traditional biscuits or even spending Christmas together At the moment you are invited to these activities: Parents take notice: There are German families who like to spend some time with your whole family! The only thing you have to do is to write a short e-mail to us, so we know if you’re a single […]

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
(28 September – 04 October 2017)

General tip 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 […]

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
(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 […]

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: www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de/spielplan/spielplan/kehraus/beschreibung   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 […]