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 […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(24 – 30 April 2015)

Friday, 24 April 2015: Aguas – Sound of Armenia The aim of Aguas is to combine traditional Armenian melodies with other music styles, such as flamenco, jazz and funk. In their musical arrangements oriental sounds meet tango rhythm and Armenian dances. The three musicians all have different musical and cultural backgrounds – they come from Armenia, Ukraine and Moldavia and met in Dresden to form this extraordinary band. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €14/ €10 (reduced); How to get there: Dreikönigskirche, Hauptstraße 23, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop. www.mzdw.de/konzert%C3%BCbersicht/24-04-2015-aguas Saturday, 25 April 2015: Wine […]

Invitation to Potluck Dinner & Music on ‘Walpurgis Night’ 30 April 2015

— UPDATE: Due to the bad weather forecast for Thursday, this event is CANCELLED! We hope to have a similar event in the pipeline to announce soon, so please save all your great recipes for later and thank you all for registering so numerously! Apologies for the inconvenience, but we hope you agree it’s better to be safe (and dry) than (wet and) sorry. We’re all very sad to cancel this…  :’-( but we promise to try again! The Welcome Center Team — On the night between 30 April and 1 May Germans celebrate the so-called ‘Walpurgis Night‘. This is […]

Invitation to Walpurgis Night 30 April & Call for participation in the TUD Welcome Center dragon boat team 27/28 June

We want you: TUD Welcome Center dragon boat team 2015  The summer is not far now and this year, the TUD Welcome Center staff surprises you with a special event. We will provide a team for the annual Dragon Boat Race on the last weekend of June, 27 to 28 June 2015. This race is a fun group exercise for up to 19 people who will canoe together in a long boat. Two weeks before the official race we will have a training session on the weekend 13 to 14 June (times to be announced after team registration).  The participation fee […]