Tips for the Upcoming Week
25 May – 31 May 2018

Friday, 25 May: Dresden Night Skating- 20th Birthday Round! In Germany, inline skating is not only a sport for children but is rather something that may be enjoyed by people of all ages. The truth for this statement may be witnessed in the streets of Dresden every Friday night during the spring and summer months, as hundreds of people take to the streets to skate on the city’s streets. Twenty years ago, Dresden became the second city in Europe, after Paris, to organize such an event, known as ‘Night Skating’ since skaters always meet at night. Today, Germany’s first night […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
18 May – 24 May 2018

Friday, 18 May: #NoHateSpeech Bicycle Ride Hate Speech describes pejorative, inhuman and inciting speech, language and content — often due to someone’s background, origin, religion or skin colour — which violate the limits of freedom of expression. To combat such hate speech through a positive and communal action, the organization “You Are Welcome” has organised a bike ride throughout Dresden this Friday. Join them and show your solidarity against hate speech by pedalling through our beautiful city. The tour will begin in the Neustadt, at the Alaunpark and proceed towards the first stop at the Goldener Reiter. The second stop […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
11 May – 17 May 2018

Friday, 11 May: Lars Kutschke Band Every Thursday and Friday, the Jam Bar by S.K.Y., located at a prime and central location near the Postplatz offers great live music by a variety of artists from different genres. In a relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy great cocktails and other drinks while listening to new up and coming talents. This week, you can start your weekend to the sounds of the Lars Kutschke Band, led by guitarist and composer Lars Kutschke. His works fall mainly into the genres of R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Rock, though he also manages to incorporate elements from […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
4 May – 10 May 2018

Friday, 4 May: Long Night of Galleries and Museums If you have been living in Dresden for a longer period of time, chances are high that you have already visited at least one of the city’s museums or art galleries and are familiar with the most famous museums in the city such as the Old Master’s Gallery. However, did you know that the Neustadt’s Baroque Quartier also features a number of smaller, lesser known museums and exhibition galleries? This Friday evening you have the chance to visit 16 different venues, varying from art galleries, to ateliers, as well as museums […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
27 April – 3 May 2018

Friday, 27 April: Clothes Exchange Party Are you tired of always opening your closet only to find the same clothes you’ve had for months or even years? Do you feel like it’s time for some change but you do not want to create more trash for our world by just disposing of your clothes in the normal trash? Well, Greenpeace has got you covered this Friday at their large clothes exchange party! After cleaning up your closet of anything you haven’t worn for the past year, get ready to detach yourself from the old and give your clothes a new […]

Event report: Berlin – Off the beaten tracks

Last weekend, a group of young and adventurous researchers joined an “off the beaten track” excursion to Berlin, far from the typical tourist attractions and well-known landmarks. Accordingly, we received a detailed insight on Berlin’s fascinating street art by an authentic and local guide who told us numerous fun and mesmerizing anecdotes about the artists who are secretly working on the streets of Berlin. Sun-tanned due to the wonderful weather, we visited the Asisi Panometer afterwards, in which we received an impression of the daily life in the divided city during the GDR-times. The artist created the feeling of sitting […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
20 April – 26 April 2018

Friday, 20 April: A Wall is a Screen As part of the 30 International Short Film Festival, another international event is making its way to Dresden. Originating in Hamburg, “A Wall is a Screen” travels through large cities around the world, using large exposed walls in busy areas to transform public spaces into open-air movie theatres! In Dresden, the meeting point will be next to the Rundkino on the Prager Straße. From there, projectors will be set up throughout the city centre and big walls will come to life with short movies. Of course, which walls will be used is […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
13 April – 19 April 2018

Friday, 13 April: Regular’s Table As the week reaches an end, there is nothing better than heading out to one of the cafes in the Neustadt and enjoying a nice evening with friends. If you are interested in checking out a new location, join Gustavo & Konrad at “Café Blumenau” in the Dresden-Neustadt! This cosy and absolutely gorgeous café and bar has won several awards for “most creative cuisine” and also convinces with its wide variety of drinks, beers and other beverages. We will be there from 7 p.m., but you are welcome to come by whenever you feel like. […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
6 April – 12 April 2018

Friday, 6 April: Zeitsprünge X (Exhibition) Until 29 April, a different yet quite interesting exposition will be on show at the palace in Dresden’s Großer Garten. The students coursing the 7th semester at the city’s renowned art school, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, will be presenting the results of this year’s main costume design student project. The students were given the task to intererpret and design a historical outfit based either on a model or their own drafts. The outcome includes traditional clothing spanning from the 16th up to the early 20th century including the dresses of Queen Louise of […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
30 March – 5 April 2018

Friday, 30 March: Brad’s Status This weekend, most of the city’s churches will be filled for the presentations of Bach’s classic “Johannes Passion” as well as other pieces related to Easter. If you are interested in classical church music, then be sure to check out one of the many churches spread throughout the city for their Easter programmes as concerts will be held throughout the weekend beginning on Friday. Although some may cost upwards of 30 EUR, cheaper or even free concerts may be found, especially if visiting the services on Easter Sunday, though if going on Sunday, be prepared […]

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