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Win free tickets for “Filmnächte am Elbufer”

  The popular “Filmnächte am Elbufer” (movie nights at the Elbe riverbank) each summer provide Germany’s largest open air cinema. We’d like you to experience the unique atmosphere of watching a great movie against the backdrop of Dresden’s famous skyline. Thanks to the “Filmnächte am Elbufer”, we have quite a few free tickets for you to win (2 per winner)! To find out how to get one of these tickets, keep reading. The contest Good movies make our hearts beat faster – as does everything that excites us and that we’re passionate about. We know very well, that science and […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(15 – 21 January)

Friday, 15 January: Bandclash – Regional amateur band contest This Friday, for the 10th time in a row, the regional band contest ‘Bandclash’ is taking place. Here young bands from in and around Dresden perform on stage and the audience decides who will be the winner of the contest. The winner band will participate in the state competition in Leipzig. So if you are curious for fresh music and new talents, then enjoy this concert. Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: € 8, How to get there: Liveclub Tante Ju, An der Schleife 1, 01099 Dresden, tram 7,8 ‘Industriegelände’ stop. http://www.liveclub-dresden.de/konzert/band-clash-regionalfinale-dresden/ Saturday, […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(24 – 30 April 2015)

Friday, 24 April 2015: Aguas – Sound of Armenia The aim of Aguas is to combine traditional Armenian melodies with other music styles, such as flamenco, jazz and funk. In their musical arrangements oriental sounds meet tango rhythm and Armenian dances. The three musicians all have different musical and cultural backgrounds – they come from Armenia, Ukraine and Moldavia and met in Dresden to form this extraordinary band. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €14/ €10 (reduced); How to get there: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop. www.mzdw.de/konzert%C3%BCbersicht/24-04-2015-aguas Saturday, 25 April 2015: Wine […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(10 – 16 April 2015)

Friday and Saturday 10 & 11 April 2015: Pub Festival in Altkötzschenbroda Altkötzschenbroda, fondly called AltKö, is a tiny part of the town Radebeul right at the river Elbe attracting people for strolls through restaurants, bars and wonderful little shops. This weekend in the evenings not only shops, bars and pubs will be open, there will also be music and theatre performances in the streets. 12 live bands and an open-air cocktail bar will definitely make you enjoy this jewel of a village. Beginning: Friday & Saturday 6 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Lange Kultur- und Kneipennächte in […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(13 February – 19 February 2015)

Before we dive right into our tips, we’ll start with a pointer to our upcoming Chinese Cooking Event, taking place next Friday, 20 February from 5 p.m. We have a talented Chinese “chef” who would like to prepare a Chinese dinner with you. So if you’re interested in Chinese cooking traditions and would like to learn something on Chinese New Year festivities along the way, sign up for this event! The fee is €6 and will need to be paid in advance at the Welcome Center. Friends and family are very welcome, too. If you would like to attend the Chinese […]

It´s not just about cookies! – TU Dresden Welcome Center Christmas Celebration

On Saturday, 29 November we had a very early Christmas celebration – not all too early though, as the world-famous Dresden Striezelmarkt (one of many Christmas markets in town) had already opened its gates last Thursday and tons of decorations and lights have been popping up on trees and houses over the past few days all around. We had invited international researchers to celebrate the start of this traditional and important season in Germany together on the first Advent weekend and join in some typical pre-Christmas activities. While some internationals baked cookies, others made traditional Advent wreaths for decoration or […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(28 November – 4 December 2014)

  Friday and Saturday, 28 – 29 November: HELLERAU Bandstand – An insight into the Dresden music landscape This is the second year the Dresdner bands’ summit takes place at the beautiful festival hall in Hellerau. Be it uncompromising Jazz Rock by “The Shouting Men”, the Black Sabbath and David Bowie-influenced “Jim Zitrone Band” or Indietronic by “Trains on Fire”, we’re sure you’ll have at least one new favorite band after this weekend. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: around 13 €, combined ticket for both days: around 17€; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus […]

Invitation to an “Early Bird” Christmas Celebration and to our own “cinema for one day”

Join us for a special early Christmas Celebration Saturday, 29 November 2014 Some of us can’t wait for Christmas Eve, but we shouldn´t forget the cosy pre-Christmas time: Having some “Glühwein” with friends after strolling around the Dresden Christmas markets, trying the typical sweet tibits the bakeries offer during Christmas time and counting down the days with coffee and cake each Sunday of advent while lighting a new candle. But the most important thing is to celebrate Christmas with the people you like. Therefore the Welcome Center would love to invite you to our Christmas Celebration on Saturday, November 29. […]

25.03.2013: “Grand Budapest Hotel” at Thalia Cinema

This is an activity from our Volunteer-Program, which is also open for family and friends of our international scientists: Type of Event: Excursion Date: 25.03.2014 Location: Thalia Cinema Dresden Organizer: Welcome Center TU Dresden Contact: young.researchers@mailbox.tu-dresden.de This is an event for cineastics! We plan to visit the new movie of Wes Anderson. He is famous for his rather bizarre humour and his filsm often portray outsiders or minor figures of society. “Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his […]