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” www.jazztage-dresden.de/de/programm/veranstaltung/kubanische_nacht 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 […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(3- 8 May 2014)

Wednesday – Sunday, May 1 – May 4: Spring Festival A colorful family festival takes place here in Dresden on the Hauptstraße. There will be artists, showmen, caterers, merchants as well as a wide range of different offers for every age group. Opening hours: Thursday- Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m./Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Admission: free! Location: Neustädter Markt Dresden, TRAM stop “Neustädter Markt”. http://www.goldener-reiter.com/veranstaltung/aktuell/neustadter-fruhling/ Saturday, May 3rd: Long Night of Opera and Theatre For the third time, theatres of Dresden open their doors inviting you to an evening full of artistic values. Use the opportunity to have […]