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, […]

ENCORE: Second chance to watch “DRESDEN REFUGE”
at Montagscafé 17 October

Saturday two weeks ago we organized a very special event at Programmkino Ost (a local cinema), but had no time to do a report on it. Here we go now! We invited international  researchers to take part in a so-called Peace Slam and they did a fabulous job! Our biggest thanks go out to Goran, Himani, Stefan, Siavash, Congsi & Caterin for sharing their thoughts and ideas about inner peace, world peace, bombs, Buddah, fear & laughther. We were all very touched by their stories and guess what: we received a few requests to repeat the slam in schools. So […]

Horn music, historical sites and hiking in the Ore Mountains

Our volunteer Therése invites you to a cultural hiking trip into the Erzgebirge (ore mountains), her homeland. Enjoy rarely heard horn music, explore a castle ruin from the 12th century and join her on a three or four hour hike. The tour will take you through river valleys, across a hydro dam and offers lovely viewpoints. All the facts: When: Sunday, 16 October Meet: 8:15 a.m., latest 8:30a.m. at Dresden main station outside (where Tram 3 also stops). Bring: Hiking shoes, rain gear, warm clothes, food and beverages for a day (no shops on the trip). Tickets: Register via e-mail […]