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 […]

Goodbye April – Hello May!

April is traditionally the month where the weather is most unpredictable, whereas the “merry month of May” is known for good weather with lots of sunshine to enjoy. There are several traditions in Germany to say goodbye to the colder seasons and to “help” make summer come quicker. We’d like to introduce you to some of them and who knows – maybe together we can chase away the cold! Walpurgis Night Walpurgis Night or Witches’ Night (in German “Walpurgisnacht” or “Hexennacht”) is celebrated in the night from 30 April to 1 May. The folkloric belief is that in this night […]

Advent Calendar 2015
Click for surprise!

Today it has finally started: the TU Dresden Welcome Center Calendar 2015! Our student intern Ella was doing quite a lot of research in November to fill all Calendar Days with information about Christmas traditions, songs, stories, recipes and so on. Nowadays, the Advent season has changed into a time of pleasant anticipation, including such treats as chocolate-filled Advent calendars. In Germany those Advent calendars are very popular, filled with chocolate or even small surprises. Our special Advent calendars has 24 little doors for you to open – starting 1 December you open one per day by clicking the number. Don’t […]

Invitation to a Walpurgis Night Celebration coming Wednesday

We are happy to invite you to our Walpurgis Night celebration! In the night from 30 April to 1 May Germans celebrate the so-called “Walpurgisnacht”. This is the night when witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the mountain Brocken and await the arrival of spring. In this night bonfires are lit in all parts of Germany. We invite you to have a barbecue with us, meet other internationals and get to know the German tradition of the “Walpurgisnacht”. We will provide food for the barbecue (sausages, turkey meat, barbecue cheese) and salad. Drinks can be bought at […]