Event Calendar

Find tips for your Dresden weekends, events, excursions and exhibitions organized by the various Dresden relocation services. For some of the events it is necessary to pay a fee at the TU Dresden Welcome Center in advance. We know it is sometimes not possible for you to come within opening hours, so this is new: We have PopUpPayStations (find out more below the calendar!) in different parts of the city. Check if any of these are close by :)

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June 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Bicycle tour to the Albrechtsburg Meißen
  • Dresden isst bunt - Potluck afternoon at Altmarkt Dresden (open to everyone)
  • TERMIN VERSCHOBEN - Das Welcome Center öffnet Türen - Meet & Greet am 22. Juni 2017
  • Annual Dragon Boat Cup in Dresden
  • Annual Dragon Boat Cup in Dresden
  • Excursion to Kassel - Visit of Documenta (PhD students and PostDocs only)


The PopUpPayStations are organized by international researchers.

Michelle Ashton
I moved from my hometown Melbourne to Dresden in March 2014 to work as a postdoc in Prof. Ezio Bonifacio’s Lab at the CRTD. I didn’t know anybody in the city, so I was really happy to join a bike riding and wine tasting excursion to Wackerbath, which was organised by the Welcome Center. I made the most wonderful friends on that trip and after that, Dresden started to feel more like my home. I attended more amazing events and excursions organised by the Welcome Center, but it wasn’t always easy to get to the TU campus from Johannstadt to pay the deposits. I volunteered to help collect payments because I don’t think there should be any barriers that prevent students and researchers from joining the fantastic Welcome Center events, which, from my experience, can have a significant and positive impact on one’s life here in Dresden.

Visitor’s address: CRTD, Fetscherstr. 105, ask at for Michelle Ashton at the infodesk
Please call in advance: +49 (0)351 458 82111


Carolyn Fritzsche
For about ten years Carolyn Fritzsche has been working for the International Office at Max-Plank Institute. It could be said that she is the Welcome Center of the MPI-CBG with a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm to welcome international researchers to Dresden. We are really thankful that she is now giving all her collegues at MPI the possibility to easily pay and participate in our events & language courses.

Visitor’s address: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Pfotenhauerstr. 108, ask for Carolyn Fritzsche at the info desk
Please call in advance: +49 351 210 1018


Hoai Nga Le

I am Hoai Nga Le, from Vietnam. This name does probably not tell you who I am, because with my international friends, I am LeNa. I am a Ph.D. student since 2012.
Due to the long study (sadly), I became a loyal participant of Welcome Center’s excursions (luckily). After the uncountable number of times going from TUD campus to Welcome Center to pay a fee, I realized how lazy I am. To avoid your laziness (if you happen to be like me), I will be a PopUpPayStation owner on the campus.

Visitor’s Address: Hallwachsstraße 3/Büro 112, 01069 Dresden. (It is is only 1 – 1.5 min away from Alte Mensa by walk.)
Please call in advance: +49 351 463-31461 or mobile: +49 176 806 91335
Email: lehoainga@gmail.com
Preferred time:
From 12 – 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday
Note: Please email/SMS/whatsapp me prior to visiting me and we can meet either in my office or in Mensa. For some urgent cases, we can also  meet somewhere else.

Mohammed Radi

After living and working in 4 different continents, and with degrees from 3 different countries, here I do my PhD in telecommunication engineering in Vodafone Mobile Communication Chair in our beautiful Dresden, and I honestly say, the welcome center is a unique idea that I never experienced before coming to Dresden, it is amazing to see how people working there are so keen on making everyone feel at home, they are always trying to ease everyone’s integration in the German society, and get introduced to German Culture, while being in multinational groups which allows everyone to feel the beauty of one of my main principles “love differences”. I saw how they made the time of a lot of researchers unforgettable,  especially a lot of us are so busy working to have time to prepare activities, or sometimes even to find an empty slot to register or pay for them, and here it comes the simple idea of the Popup Pay Station, which allow busy students and researchers to enjoy the Welcome Center events while still saving their precious time.

Visitor’s address: Falkenbrunnen (FAL Building), Room FAL 237 (2nd floor), Chemnitzer Str. 50, D-01187 Dresden (Another locations including Mensa , central station can be coordinated upon contact)
Please call in advance: +49 351 463 41053 or  mobile  +49 152 058 36772
Email: mohamad.m.radi@gmail.com