Tips for the upcoming week
(27 July – 02 August 2017)

Thursday – Sunday, 27 – 30 July 2017:  Street Food and Ice Cream Festival Dresden Dresden is famous for a lot of things: art, culture or it’s landscape. But with this event something new comes to town. For the first time, we will have a food festival right in the middle of Altmarkt. And not only food, but also ice cream. As the organizers know, that you will probably also want to bring your children, they install also a puppet theatre, just for the smallest. And the best of all. The entrance is completely free. So go there, get hungry […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(20 – 26 July 2017)

Thursday, 20 July 2017:  European Outdoor Film Festival (short film festival) The most renowned film event on the European outdoor calendar: The European Outdoor Film Tour is heading to more than 300 venues in 14 countries showing inspirational protagonists with an heartfelt passion for adventure and the great outdoors. Throughout the programmes of the last 15 years, we’ve followed one principle: We need no actors, no blue screen, no second takes. Only true adventure. THIS IS REAL. Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: €9; How to get there: Konzertplatz Weißer Hirsch, Stechgrundstraße (Behind the Parkhotel), 01324 Dresden; TRAM 11 ’PLattleite’ stop. More […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(13 – 19 July 2017)

Thursday, 13 July 2017:  Live Scoring of Silent movies This Thursday, if the weather is not ruining it, there will be the open air festival ‘Umsonst und draußen ( for free/senseless and outside) happen. On their opening evening, they prepared something really nice: the live scoring of 2 movies. One will be ‘the discovery of slowness’ and the other one will be the ‘magical misery tour’. So don’t miss it ad enjoy your evening. Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Umsonst und draußen festival, left behind the Freie Alternative Schule,  Stauffenbergallee 4, 01099 Dresden, BUS 64, 74 […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(29 June – 05 July 2017)

Early bird announcement: Welcome Center Sommerfest at the River Side at Thursday, 06 July 2017 Last summer we spent a wonderful international potluck evening with you guys right on campus to celebrate the summer. We would like to repeat this in 2017 and invite you for a potluck evening at the Palaisgarten next close to the Marienbrücke (to have shelter in case of rain). Please bring friends, blankets, food to share and your own dishes, we will care about soft drinks (which means: bring your own beer and wine). If you like also instruments or games are very welcomed. Please […]

Scientific Crushers
We conquered the river Elbe. Again!

For the third time in a row, international scientists from Dresden CONCEPT e.V. research institutes competed in the annual dragon boat race during the Elbhangfestival in Loschwitz. Also this year, our 21 crew members came from more than 14 nations from all around the globe. Our quest started already 2 weeks before with a first training session. There we learned the basics of how to handle this about 10 meter long ‘dragon’, which is more difficult than expected. With tired arms and some muscle pain, we were confident and excited for the real race afterwards. And finally, las Saturday afternoon, […]

Wandering through Magic City

“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.” – Italo Calvino Weather gets colder every day, jackets thicker. So we decided not to torture you ones more with an excursion outside in the cold and went to discover the most extraordinary exhibition in town at the moment. Magic City is an artistic place built up in the industrial area and gave us the chance to see Street Art in all its aspects. Our guide, clearly one of the more original characters living in the area “Neustadt”, […]


Thursday, 27 October 2016: We Love Arabs (Dance Exhibition) Interested in seeing an artistic and interesting dance performance? Take part in the Jüdische Woche festival here in Dresden and watch the Israeli and Palestinian dancers Hillel Kogan and Adi Boutrous perform their expressive duet “We love Arabs”. Hille Kogan is not just a dancer, but a stand-up comedian who is well aware of politics. He has a talent for the right timing and improvisation on stage, and will surely leave you stunned. “We Love Arabs” is a parody ripe with sharp humor and wit, and will keep you dazzled from […]

(20 – 26 OCTOBER 2016)

Thursday, 20 October 2016: The Good City (exhibition) Sustainability is the big topic of the Umundu Festival in Dresden. In the context of this festival you can visit an interesting exhibition in the traffic museum. The Good City is about the challenges Kopenhagen is facing as a bicycle city. Air pollution, noise and traffic jams are a problem for the Danish capital as well as for every other big city. So the administration wants to bring half of the inhabitants on a bicycle. But the development stopped. The exhibition shows ideas to support the bicycle traffic in the future and […]

Crossing bridges with IKARUS: Newcomers’ bus tour through Dresden

Up until the very last minute we got application and cancellation e-mails, the waiting list was first long, then short and finally everyone could join the ‘premiere newcomers tour’ that the TU Dresden Welcome Center offered to international PhD students, Postdocs and guest researchers who have just arrived and wanted to get to know famous and secret spots both on campus and in the city. To make it unforgettable we booked a very special vehicle that was both an eye catcher for tourists along the way and for our internationals sitting inside. Our historic bus tour began with a short […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(9 – 15 January 2015)

Friday, 9 January 2015: Instrumental Trio Cobario Cobario is a one-of-a-kind world music trio from Vienna, Austria. Beginning in 2006 as buskers in Barcelona, Rio Che and El Coba first developed the instrumental acoustic project Cobario around their two powerful guitar styles. Several months later, the extraordinary violinist Herwigos joined their ranks to complete the trio. Their unique style is probably best described as “gypsy classique”. Flamenco, Gypsy, Celtic, Slavic, Asian and contemporary influences all contribute to the unique yet familiar sound, and invite the listener to close their eyes and escape from reality. Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: €17/ €12 […]