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
(07 – 13 September 2017)

Thursday, 07. September 2017: International Café – Boost your career options Are you an international student, PhD student or (soon-to-be) graduate at one of Dresden´s universities or research institutions? Would you like to enter Dresden´s job market upon graduation – but you are unsure about the requirements? We will equip you with a map and compass for the job jungle! Learn how to show your competences in your job application on the German market and where to get connected with local companies. An HR specialist will be happy to answer all your question that evening. Please register Register via e-mail to welcome.center@tu-dresden.de . Beginning: […]

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
(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 […]

The SemperOperaball
– the most beautiful night of the year

In the end of January or the beginning of February every year, the Semper Opera turns into the setting of one of the most prestigious and important European ballroom events. To hold a ball in the Dresden opera house has a long tradition. Already from 1925 until 1939, the Semper Opera was host of such glorious events, even though back then, you could also hear Jazz being played – along with the traditional classic music and Waltz. After the war, there had been plans to re-establish the ball, however the huge demolitions and the government made the undertaking impossible. Since […]

The Grand Garden – Dresden’s green lung

Dresden is a beautiful place to be but in some ways it’s also just like any other city – loud and hectic. To escape all of that, you don’t have to leave the city’s borders: Within walking distance to the city center you can find the Grand Garden with beautiful flowerbeds and picturesque alleyways through extensive meadows and forests. It’s the perfect location to relax – and more than just that. The Grand Garden isn’t just a simple public park. It stands in Dresden’s centuries-old tradition of landscaping and gardening and is one of the most important garden estates in […]

Come together – at the Elbhangfest

The hillside along the river Elbe is famous for its beauty and every year there’s a street festival to celebrate this special cultural landscape – the Elbhangfest. The tradition of the Elbhangfest began in 1990 as a charity event for the church in the vineyard of Pillnitz and the restauration of the church in Loschwitz. However, the first grand festivities took place about 300 years ago: August the Strong then ordered his master builder Pöppelmann to expand the manor of Pillnitz and create a castle complex that would suit August’s lavish celebrations. Now, on the last weekend in June, the […]

August II the Strong

You’ve probably already “met” him: Everyone knows the Golden Horseman near the Augustus Bridge depicting August II on horseback. He is certainly one of the most famous Saxons and the shiny representation of his person reflects his ambitions for Dresden. He wanted it to be the cultural center and most beautiful city of all of Saxony – and beyond. August II was called “the Strong” because of his great physical strength and numerous offspring. It has been reported that he was able to break horseshoes with his bare hands. We can’t be sure that this was true – monarchs are […]

Tea, cake and coziness: The England, England

If you love all things British or are interested in meeting new people or just want to have a piece of really good cake – the café “England, England” is exactly what you’re looking for. The small café in the middle of Dresden Neustadt is a haven for everyone loving the British culture. You can have a cup of excellent tea, browse through books (which you can also buy) and try some culinary classics. But the “England, England” is more than just a cosy little place to indulge your sweet tooth. It’s also a place to meet new people during […]