Tips for the upcoming week
(28 September – 04 October 2017)

General tip for the upcoming weeks: 27th Annual Intercultural Days (24.09. – 08.10.2017) Dirk Hilbert, the Major of Dresden introduces the program of this year’s intercultural days as follows:  It is wrong to think of integration as a one-way street. It is also wrong to think of integration as a new phenomenon. Believing that integration will not work, reduces everybody’s courage. The slogan for this year’s Intercultural Days – Diversity created together – calls for a conscious effort to act and is an appeal to the creativity of each individual, not just that of the immigrants. We all must do […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(21 – 27 September 2017)

General tip for the upcoming weeks: 27th Annual Intercultural Days (24.09. – 08.10.2017) Dirk Hilbert, the Major of Dresden introduces the program of this year’s intercultural days as follows:  It is wrong to think of integration as a one-way street. It is also wrong to think of integration as a new phenomenon. Believing that integration will not work, reduces everybody’s courage. The slogan for this year’s Intercultural Days – Diversity created together – calls for a conscious effort to act and is an appeal to the creativity of each individual, not just that of the immigrants. We all must do […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(14 – 20 September 2017)

Thursday, 14. September 2017: Logan Lucky (movie in original version)  Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €7; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop. More information: www.cineplex.de/filmreihe/ov-englische-version/1098/dresden/   Friday, 15 September 2017: Akkustik Rock Trio (concert) The ART (arkustik rock trio) is interpreting old and new rock and pop songs in their very own way. They pay extra attention on their […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(24 – 30 August 2017)

Thursday, 24 August 2017: Piano Night with Sarah Ferri Sarah Ferri is one of the biggest new comers of the Beglian music scene. She cmbines perfectly the different genres of Gypsi – pop, folk and swing. She is from the flamish part of Belgium but her father is Italian. So she knows how to combine different routes already from home. Her big idols are film musicians and so, her music as classy as if it comes straight from a big old Hollywood movie. Beginning: 8:30 p.m; Admission: free, but you are always welcome to give a donation; How to get […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(17 – 23 August 2017)

Thursday, 17 August 2017: (U)Hör(Bar) – (un)hear(able) – experimental concert You will get served a very special acoustic cocktail in this bar by El Perro Andaluz. This artist used ingredients which might seem strange in an concert atmosphere such as silence and normal environmental sounds. It is not entirely new, however it is still rare and therefore worth to listen to those unusual compositions. Beginning: 7:30 p.m; Admission: €15, or €10 if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Lignerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’ stop, TRAM 10, 13 ‘Großer Garten / Deutsches […]

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 […]

Happy Easter – enjoy the traditions!

There are lots of traditions in Germany for each festivity and especially for Easter. That makes it quite difficult to decide which traditions to present to you. We decided on these ones: Easter Fire Easter is a Christian tradition – celebrating the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus – but the Easter Fire is a pre-Christian, a Saxon tradition for which there are several explanations: It might be that the Saxons believed the seasons were like God-like creatures and that, around the time of Easter, Spring was battling with Winter. So the Saxons lit the fires to help Spring chase away […]

Printing books – a German tradition

Despite the digital revolution, books still are an essential part of everyday life as well as scientific research. Did you know that the Printing Revolution started in Germany, paving the way for a modern knowledge-based economy? The introduction of printing books with movable type by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century changed everything, and not only in Germany: Information suddenly was available for everyone and literacy increased. The political and religious elite found themselves in a difficult position because their authority was being questioned. In the end, Gutenberg’s invention changed the whole of society by making mass communication possible. Apart […]

Walpurgis Night celebration with the Welcome Center

On May 30th our Walpurgis Night celebration took place in the yard of the restaurant “Kümmelschänke”, located in the west of Dresden. Bonfires are lit in all parts of Germany this night, of course we had our own as well: We organized some wood and lit a great fire for a cosy athmosphere and a great BBQ. To feed about 70 hungry guests, Siavash did a great job as our grill master. The queue in front of the grill was constantly long, but Siavash handled the rush very professional. Jasmin and Nicole meanwhile took care of the drinks and draught beer for the […]

New German course teacher

As Rebecca will take a baby break, we warmly welcome our new teacher Inga Welzel! Inga has more than 7 years of teaching experience, both in Germany and abroad. From 2010 to 2012, she worked in China and learned a lot about Chinese culture and German culture as well. Back again in Germany, she continued to work as a German teacher and started to run ”Partizip 2”, which is focused on German and communication training. Our German Language Course will start on Thursday, April 3rd, 6 pm. The course is open for beginners and partners and children are very welcome […]