Tips for the upcoming week
16 – 22 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March: Chapter 5 Dresden – Ostpol bar (music concert and bar) This is one of a kind bar at the Neustadt quarter. A DDR styled ambience full of mystery and charm. In addition, this Thursday the ‘Chapter 5’ band will be the main attraction. The promise is of a night of Indie pop American acoustic folk and vintage music. The band is composed by three young students from the German city of Würzburg, which are excited to show their talent and amuse your night. Certainly a good entertainment option for this Thursday night out. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission […]

Learn how to swim before summer
TUD Welcome Center offers Swimming Course in English

As we already announced in our last newsletter, we were approached by some of you asking if we could arrange swimming lessons. And here they are. Due to the limited time slots in Dresden indoor swimming pools, this course can only happen in the beginning of March, so this is a once–in-a-year opportunity for you! The course will be open for both gender and is designed for non-swimmers and by professional and experienced trainers, who usually work with internationals. The lessons will start in the early morning at 6 a.m. due to the limited spots and to ensure that you […]


Thursday, 5 January: Blue Note Open Mic Night (Jazz Impro) Every first Thursday of the month great musicians play great songs, accompanied by a great entertainer as moderator. For singers, friends of good music and people who just like to celebrate. And if you want to be on stage yourself, check the website and maybe next month people will cheer you up! Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop. More information:   Friday, 6 January: Love & Friendship (movie) Jane Austen’s books are always […]

The not so obvious German expression „Zwischen den Jahren“

 It is a common expression to be used at this time of the year. The current year has mainly passed by, your plans starts to fall into the calendar of the year to come, but we are not that far yet – a sign that you are trapped in between years, or as the Germans say ‘zwischen den Jahren’ (‘between the years’). Today the expression is mainly used to define this time of year between Christmas and New Years’ Eve, as some companies do not work, or work less and employees usually get some days off. However, history do has […]

Tips for the upcoming week 8 – 14 December 2016

A winter’s tale – enjoy! (Video by C. Reichert) Thursday, 8 December: Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company (Modern Dance) Interested in a show sure to dazzle and impress? Look no further than the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company’s three part show at the Hellerau European Center for the Arts. Combining old and new productions, choreographer Jacopo Godani not only choreographically, but also musically, dares a new approach. Difficult and strenuous, but also beautiful, this choreography reflects the core values ​​of the company: physical intensity – full action and accuracy, as well as mathematical precision. Beginning: 8:00 p.m.; Admission: €21; How to get […]


Our trip to Thuringia started very early and unfortunately it was also pretty cold, but luckily for us the bus quickly arrived and we were able to warm ourselves up inside. While driving we admired the beautiful landscape full of hoarfrost glittering in the sun. As we arrived in Rudolstadt, a small city in Thuringia, we enjoyed a unique view about the city only disturbed by some strange rock music. It was from a big run that took place in the city as we would find out later. For us it was time to discover the impressive baroque rooms inside […]

Tips for the upcoming week
1 – 7 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016: Ian Fisher (Concert) Interested in real folk Americana music that comes straight from the soul? If so, Ian Fisher is a musician you don’t want to miss. Raised on a farm in Missouri, USA, Ian is a songwriter who speaks directly from the heart with a heartbreaking and unique voice. His songs, like the man himself, are simple, passionate and honest. He is truly a 21st century musician, because his worldly perspective and humble roots know no borders. Beginning: 9:00pm; Admission: €12; How to get there: Ostpol Königsbrückerstraße 47, 01099 Dresden, Tram Stop Bischofsweg (Tram 7, […]

Tips for the upcoming week (17 November – 23 November 2016)

Thursday, 17 November: Paterson (Film) Interested in a quirky, lighthearted film? Come and watch the story of Paterson, a small town American bus driver with big ambitions to be a poet. Watch him and his wife attempt their lofty but inspiring dreams as residents of a quiet but particular New Jersey neighborhood. The cult film director Jim Jarmush expertly directs this subtle but profound film, and rising star Adam Driver shines in his portrayal of titular Paterson. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 6€; How to get there: Thalia Kino, Görlitzer Strasse 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13, “Görlitzer Straße” stop. More Information: […]


Thursday, 27 October 2016: We Love Arabs (Dance Exhibition) Interested in seeing an artistic and interesting dance performance? Take part in the Jüdische Woche festival here in Dresden and watch the Israeli and Palestinian dancers Hillel Kogan and Adi Boutrous perform their expressive duet “We love Arabs”. Hille Kogan is not just a dancer, but a stand-up comedian who is well aware of politics. He has a talent for the right timing and improvisation on stage, and will surely leave you stunned. “We Love Arabs” is a parody ripe with sharp humor and wit, and will keep you dazzled from […]

Why does it always rain on us?
Report on excursion to beautiful Saale & Unstrut

Our trip to the Saale-Unstrut region started with bad weather. Again. We were afraid that our big plans for hiking to castles and walking through Naumburg would be stopped by the rain once more—those of you who participated in the wine hiking and tasting in Radebeul will know what I am talking about! But worrying too early is never a good idea. So we waited for our bus, driven by Klaus, who was always there when we needed him—more on that later. The ride to Naumburg was pretty quiet because everybody tried to catch up some sleep from the relatively […]

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