All on Board – towards Excellence
Full Steam for Science

  DRESDEN-concept cordially invites (young) researchers of all DDc-partners to the: DRESDEN-concept Science Cruise on Thursday, 17 August 2017. The Elbe ship “MS August der Stark” will be loaded with the smartest minds, starting at 5.30pm and will set sail at 6pm. The cruise will take you through the calm waters of the Dresden Elbe all the way to Pillnitz and will then return to habour of the “City of Excellence”. Not only will State Minister Dr. Stange hold a speech, but your culinary well-being will also be catered for. Finger food and the cruise are included in the ticket […]

Tips for the upcoming week
23 – 29 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March: Easter in Dresden (Exhibition for the whole family) The Messe Dresden invites you to immerge yourself in the Easter atmosphere from 23 to 26 March 2017! A rich variety of topics from gardening and  craftsmanship to  family activities and leisure time and – for sure- a spring market with around 350 exhibitors will make you experience a real spring atmosphere, no matter how the weather outside looks like. At the same time you can enjoy the „International Orchids World” – one of the most famous orchids exhibition in Europe. Opening Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: […]

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 […]

Information Event:
How will I get my pension one day?

As internationally mobile researchers you might sometimes wonder what will happen once you retire. Especially the financial aspect of retirement is important and even if you’re decades away of retiring, you should inform yourself now about the possibilities. On Thursday, 6 April, from 4 – 7 p.m. you can find out what kinds of benefits you can get out of the pension system in Germany. There are three pillars of the pension system: state pension, occupational pension and private pension. At our information event experts from FindYourPension will be explaining these pillars and answering questions like the following: Do I […]


We checked some free-time activities of Dresden for you to present some ideas on how to spend the time between the years.   Ice-Skating You can go Ice skating in Dresden’s Ice stadium Energieverbund Arena. There you can also rent ice skates for €4. Admission: €3,50 ( students: €2,50)Opening hours: click here for the next days ; How to get there: Energieverbund Arena, Magdeburger Str. 10, 01167 Dresden, TRAM 6,11 ‘Kongresszentrum’ stop. Find more information here (available only in German): If you want a more romantic experience go and explore the inner square of the Hotel Taschenbergpalais. It […]

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, […]

Christmas Party at Thalia Cinema
Potluck, great coffee and movies

“Imagine” (covered by Sani – Thank you!) Do you fancy yummy food and a good movie? Then come to the Thalia cinema on Sunday 11 December! Last year we had a wonderful potluck lunch with food from all over the world and we would love to repeat that! We will bring something homemade and would ask you to become creative and bring something traditional (salty or sweet fingerfood) from your countries that we will mark then with a little description! Kids are welcome too, so grab your sweets and sweethearts and come to our cozy Christmas party at Thalia cinema. […]

Tips for the upcoming week
24 – 30 November 2016

T Thursday, 24 November 2016: Goldenhirsch (Concert) Interested in a funky, jazzy night out that blends the sounds of 90’s rock music with the soul of the 60’s and 70’s? Head over to Groove Station Thursday night and enjoy the music of the psychedelic funk band Goldenhirsch. Played on vintage instruments and old-school synthesizers, their experimental sound is sure to entertain. Beginning: 9:00pm; Admission: Free; How to get there: Katharinenstr. 11-13 01099 Dresden, Tram Stop Louisenstraße (Tram 7, 8) More Information: Friday, 25 November 2016: Tricca and McNiff (Concert) Two great English solo and song artists, Emma Tricca and […]

Christmas Elves – German Families Invite You to Join the Festivities

Christmas is a time for celebration, for getting together, and for spending time with one another. As a very personal Christmas tradition, the DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center@TU Dresden asks German families to share the spirit of Christmas with international researchers: being a host, German families show researchers, their spouses, and even children how they celebrate this special holiday. Together they bake biscuits, enjoy mulled wine, sing Christmas carols, or visit a Christmas Market. In return, the researchers give them a glimpse into their own culture and tell them about their traditions or their special holidays, and maybe even surprise the hosts […]

Tips for the upcoming week
3 – 9 November 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016: The Daughter (Film) Interested in a tale of family intrigue and betrayal? Join Thalia Kino as they screen the 2015 Australian film, The Daughter, a retelling of the famous 1884 play, The Wild Duck. An Oscar-worthy story full of family secrets, adultery, and heartbreak, The Daughter will keep you on your toes for every minute. Beginning: 6:15pm; Admission: 6€/5€ for children; How to get there: Thalia Kino, Görlitzer Strasse 6, 01099 Dresden, Tram 13; More Information: Friday, 4 November 2016: ABBA Girls (Concert) If you love the unforgettable songs of legendary 70’s pop group ABBA, […]