Tips for the upcoming week
(17 – 23 July 2015)

Dresden at night (Phtoto: L. Mendes)
Dresden at night (Phtoto: L. Mendes)

With these tips, let us say “Auf Wiedersehen und 1000 Dank” to A. and L. Mendes who have contributed countless beautiful photographs and impressions of Dresden to our blog throughout their stay here, and much more. They will be missed! Check out this stunning image above… Do any of you have an online image gallery of your own with Dresden pictures to match these skills? Then contact us at Have a great week!

Thursday, 16 July – Sunday, 26 July 2015: Performances at Schaubudensommer

From 16 July up until 26 July the so-called ‘Schaubudensommer’ invites you to discover the charms of the old fun fairs once travelling from town to town across the country. For this festival the backyard of the famed ‘Scheune’ arts center in Dresden Neustadt will be decorated in magical and imaginative ways. You can either just come to stroll and marvel, have a drink at the outdoor bar or visit performances at one of the show booths. Overall more than 100 artists will perform: clowns, puppeteers or acrobatic shamans among others. The festival area opens every day at 7 p.m., but only from 8 p.m. on admission is €2 for adults. You can only buy tickets for the performance at the evening box office. The admission for one performance (about 20-30 minutes) is €5 for adults, €2 for children. Beginning: every evening at 7 p.m; Admission: €5/€2 (children) for the performances; How to get there: Scheune, Alaunstr. 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ’Albertplatz’ stop.

Saturday, 18 July 2015: Night of the Dresden Elbe Palaces

The night of the Dresden Elbe palaces is an outdoor festival held in the park grounds of the three palaces of the Albrechtsberg, Lingner and Eckberg Palaces as well as in the gardens of Saloppe. The three palaces soar high above the Elbe valley and you can enjoy a spectacular view over the city from up there. Many musicians will play outdoor concerts this evening, turning the parks into musical wonderlands. To top it all off, the decorated gourmet chefs of Pattis (Dresden), Caroussel (Dresden) and Blauer Engel (Aue) restaurants will cater for your taste buds in the ‘Gourmetgarten’ area. Beginning: 5 p.m.; Admission: €45 (at the evening box office); How to get there: Elbschlösser Dresden, TRAM 11 ‘Elbschlösser’ stop. (Tramline 11 will increase its frequency between 4 and 7 p.m. and again between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.)
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Sunday, 19 July 2015: Juicy Sunday Open-Air at ‘Filmnächte’ area

Only Friday and Saturday night are good for dancing? Why not try it on a Sunday afternoon for a change? Saxony’s most popular urban music party again takes place in front of the beautiful panorama of Dresden’s old town  on a (hopefully) sunny Sunday afternoon. Only for this very occasion, the meadow next to the huge screen at ‘Filmnächte am Elbufer’ will be turned into an outdoor dancing area. Beginning: 2 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Filmnächte am Elbufer, Königsufer, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8 ‘Carolaplatz’ stop or TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop.

Monday, 20 July 2015: Minions (Original version with English subtitles)

The story of the Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters – from T. rex to Napoleon – the Minions find themselves without anyone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and – alongside teen-age rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob – he ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world’s first supervillainess ever. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in modern London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation. Beginning: 10.30 p.m.; Admission: €7.50; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015: Welcome Center Regulars’ Table at Terrasse

Let’s meet for the next regulars’ table at ‘Terrasse’ in Dresden Neustadt. As the name suggests, they indeed boast a large terrace, which we will happily use in case of good weather. Otherwise they also have plenty of cozy seating indoors. We are looking forward to chat and have a drink together. Join us and feel free to bring friends & family. Don’t forget to register everyone. Beginning: 8 p.m.; How to get there: Terrasse, Bischofsplatz 2, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015: DÉJÀ-VU? – Visual Theatre

Wolfram von Bodecker and Alexander Neander were master students of the famous mime Marcel Marceau. Before they eventually founded they their own theatre company, they had been on tour with him for many years. Now they are on tour themselves and present their new play. In DÉJÀ-VU?, the two tragicomic protagonists experience new episodes in unusual situations. The audience can look forward to a theatre full of poetry, magic, intellectual humor, quiet music and musical silence. Without words and with hardly any requisites, the mime actors will enchant everybody. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €16/€6.50 (students); How to get there: Societaetstheater, An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop or TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.

Thursday, 23 July 2015: Klezmer Kings (David Orlowsky Trio)

The members of the David Orlowsky Trio became internationally famous as the innovator of klezmer. This genre is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Klezmer is easily identifiable by its characteristic expressive melodies, reminiscent of the human voice, complete with laughing and weeping. The David Orlowsky Trio has refined and alienated the tunes of traditional klezmer to establish their own version of this life-affirming music. Beginning: 7.30 p.m.; Admission: €26 (advance sale)/€29 (evening box office); How to get there: Neue Synagoge Dresden, Hasenberg 1, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 3,7 ‘Synagoge’ stop.


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