Tips for the upcoming week
(10 – 16 August 2017)

Thursday, 10 August 2017: Nadezda Pisareva (RUS) and painting performance Nadezda Pisareva is one of the most promising pianist of her generation. She already played in various classical festivals and concert all over the continent this summer and now she comes to Dresden. Her divinely performance will be accompanied by a painting performance from the artists of PleinArt. Beginning: 8:30 p.m; Admission: free, but they are always happy about donations; How to get there: Palaissommer, Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop. More information:   Friday, 11 August 2017: Inselfestival Laubegast (street festival) The Inselfestival Laubegast […]

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
(06 – 12 July 2017)

Thursday, 06 July 2017:  Welcome Center Sommerfest at the River Side 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 let us know if […]

Dresden host families invite YOU for a pre-Christmas activity!

Dear Internationals, We are happy to offer you another very special Christmas event. You have the chance to spend an afternoon in a German family and get involved in typical pre-Christmas activities like enjoying traditional Christmas Stollen and mulled wine, singing Christmas songs, decorating the tree or baking biscuits. The invitations take place between 13 and 28 December Parents take notice: There are German families who like to spend some time with your whole family! The only thing you have to do is to write a very short text explaining who you are, what you do in Dresden and why […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(3 – 9 October 2014)

Friday, 3 October: Pyro Games at Ostragehege Dresden Those who can’t wait to see some fireworks don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve. At the Pyro Games an especially composed musical is being accompanied by a firework show. Various competing pyrotechnicians present their creations and hope to win the title of the Firework Champion Trophy. But there is much more to see and to hear at the Pyro Games. A laser show created by laser artist Jürgen Matkowitz is illuminating the night sky as well, while on the ground floor you can enjoy live music – electronic, singer/songwriter and […]

Event report: (Not Quite) Splash-proof? Rafting on the Elbe

Last Saturday, 5 July 2014, a group of internationals from the various research institutes in Dresden spent an exciting and adventurous day on the stream, as we ventured on a 20-kilometers-long rafting tour down the Elbe from Pirna to Dresden-Johannstadt. Meeting point was the tourist information at the main station at 10 a.m. and from there we took public transport (suburban train S1 to Bad Schandau) to Pirna. Getting off at Pirna station, we decided to make use of a few spare minutes and take a quick detour through the city center of Pirna to admire the beautiful facades of […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(11-17 July 2014)

Friday, July 11th: Cuban Night in Hellerau The “Jazztage Dresden Festival” presents a night full of music and rhythm! You will hear Cuban music on world-class level from Classic meets Cuba, Habana Tradicional and Olvido’s Latin Funk. You also get the chance to learn salsa – and dance it, of course! Other lively Cuban music styles will be played, too, such as Bolero, Merengue or Cha Cha. Beginning:  6.00 p.m. Admission: 20-44€ (please buy tickets in advance) How to get there: TRAM line 8, bus line 72 stop “Am Hellerrand” Saturday, July 12th: Modern Dance Performance by Akram Khan […]

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 […]