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
(24 – 30 August 2017)

Thursday, 24 August 2017: Piano Night with Sarah Ferri Sarah Ferri is one of the biggest new comers of the Beglian music scene. She cmbines perfectly the different genres of Gypsi – pop, folk and swing. She is from the flamish part of Belgium but her father is Italian. So she knows how to combine different routes already from home. Her big idols are film musicians and so, her music as classy as if it comes straight from a big old Hollywood movie. Beginning: 8:30 p.m; Admission: free, but you are always welcome to give a donation; How to get […]

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 […]

Delicious wine and lots of rain

Fall is here – we cannot deny it anymore and that is what we learned on our trip to Schloss Wackerbarth in Radebeul. After weeks of beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures, today of all days our hiking day started with a lot of rain. We had to cancel our hike, but that did not stop us from getting to know the art of wine making at Schloss Wackerbarth. After a short walk from the railway station in Radebeul to our destination, we were welcomed by Fred our guide for this day. First of all he told us many interesting facts […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(28 August – 3 September 2015)

Friday, 28 August – Sunday, 30 August 2015: “Hechtfest” – Neighborhood Festival in the Hechtviertel quarter From Friday to Sunday the ‘Hechtviertel’ quarter (named after its location centered around Hechtstraße), the second most vibrant part of town directly adjoining to ‘Äußere Neustadt’, will open its doors and take to the streets for a colorful and creative neighborhood festival! There will be four stages with Folk, Independent, Reggae and Ska to listen and dance to. Meet lots of artists in the streets or try some home-baked cake in one of the backyards. Admission: free; How to get there: TRAM 13 ‘Bischofsplatz‘ […]

Event report: Of Walnuts, Viscosity and Vine Fretters – Hill Walk and Wine Tasting at Pillnitz Royal Vineyard

Event report: Of Walnuts, Viscosity and Vine Fretters – Hill Walk and Wine Tasting at Pillnitz Royal Vineyard A round lot of 20 of us met up at Schillerplatz in Striesen this past Saturday for a day out hiking, chatting and, of course, wine tasting. We took the number 63 bus towards Pillnitz, but rather than having it take us straight to our wine tasting, we made everyone get off at ‘Staffelsteinstraße’ stop in Niederpoyritz and walk up a steep and winding slope uphill. Those who had heeded our initial advice to wear layers, layers, layers soon got a chance to […]

3 spots left for Wine Tasting this Saturday & Registration now open for ‘Exploring Leipzig’ excursion!

3 spots left for Hike & Wine Tasting at Pillnitz Royal Vinyard this Saturday! Last chance to join us for our wine tasting next Saturday! We have 3 spots left! The weather forecast looks promising, so please late-register and pay by Wednesday if you would like to come along! Just to remind you what it’s all about: A beginners’ level hike through the hilly countryside, passing some great viewpoints above the valley of the river Elbe, with a look into wine-growing traditions at Pillnitz Royal Vinyard and, finally, a well-deserved wine tasting with a fantastic view. Day: Saturday, 11 October […]

Bike trip to Schloss Wackerbarth

Last Sunday Matthias accompanied the international guest researchers for a bike trip to Schloss Wackerbarth and and it´s vinyards. They met in front of the TU Dresden Welcome Center. At Schloss Wackerbarth the group enjoyed a guided tour where they learnt about the cultivation and production of wine. After this enriching lecture there was of course the possibility to taste some wine made by Wackerbarth. Check coming events here: http://ddcwelcome.wordpress.com/calendar. Matthias, thanks for the tour and for organizing missing bikes! (Fotos: M. Wambold)

06.04.2014: Bike Tour to Schloss Wackerbarth + Wine-Tasting

Meeting point is the Welcome Center at 11.00 a.m. at April 6th. We go by bicycle to Schloss Wackerbarth in Radebeul. In your Welcome Center package you got a voucher for a guided tour and wine tasting at Schloss Wackerbarth. If you still have this, please bring it. There will be a possibility to use it! Tickets are also available for 11€ p.p.(children 7-15 years 5,5€; under 7 years the entrance is free). If you would like to participate, but drink something non-alcoholic instead, please let us know. We can order some juice instead of wine. Alternatively you could just […]