Tips for the upcoming week
26 January – 01 February 2017

The former cigarette factory “Yenidze” now has various uses (Photo by MD – thanks a lot!)

Thursday, 26 January: The Iranian Night (cultural activity)

As it was already told you last week, this Thursday the Welcome Center team will join you on this tip and enjoy the Iranian night with our Iranian friends. Facts, arts, music, and food will fill in the afternoon until the late hours of the night. Everyone is invited and we hope to see you there!

Beginning: 26 January from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: free. How to get there: Mommsenstraße 13, 01069 Dresden – Alte Mensa, Dülfersaal, BUS 85 ‘Helmholtzstrasse’ stop (5 min walk) or BUS 66, 352, 360, 366 ‘Mommenstrasse’ stop (5 min walk), or TRAM 3 ‘Münchner Platz’ stop (10 min walk).

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Friday, 27 January: Board games Night Bar (fun)

You surely know Monopoly or the Game of Life, right? Well, the German board games culture has simple much more than that to offer. Go to this board game bar this Friday, invite your German friends and ask them to show you their favorite board games. You will be amazed by the quantity of German games there are there still to be discovered. Apart from that fun, the menu of the bar offers quite cheap and really delicious snacks and food. The bar is often packed, so make sure to make a reservation beforehand.

Beginning: 6 p.m. to 12 midnight ; Admission: free; How to get there: Barneby Die Spielbar, Görlitzer Str. 11, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop; TRAM 6 and 11 ‘Bautzner-/Rothenburger Straße’ stop (5 min. walk); TRAM 7 and 8 ‘Königsbrücker- / Louisenstraße’ stop (10 min. walk).

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Saturday, 28 January: Groove station (Party)

Once in a while, just what one needs to recover the energies of a tiring working week is to balance the skeletons until late hours. Grab this tip for parting with some of the best hits of 2016 and have some late night fun. If you are just in a half party mood, the place also has something for you to offer, as they have billiard and table kicker tables along a well lightened bar, which is perfect for a cheerful chat with friends.

Beginning: 10:30 p.m.; Admission: 4 EUR; How to get there: GrooveStation, Katharinenstraße 11-13, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop.

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Sunday, 29 January: A walk in the forest – Heide (Weißer Hirsch) Dresden  

Attention for a fully new and original tip: take the tram number 11 direction Bühlau to the ‘Plattleite’ stop. Walk forward about 5 minutes and turn to the left at the ‘Kuhrparkstraße’. Find the forest in your left. Walk in, and amaze yourself with the nature beauty of winter. Buy a used sledge on Ebay first for extra fun in the small hills along the forest. You can also search for the ‘Waldspielplatz’ if you are going with children. Enjoy a really refreshing time in the woods with family, friends or lover and experience the best of living in a wooded city.

Admission: free; How to get there: Heide Forest – Weißer Hirsch, 01324 Dresden, TRAM 11 ’Plattleite’ stop.

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Monday, 30 January: Jazzfanatics (music concert)

We just can’t get enough from these guys! Actually, this continues to be our best tip for your Monday night. So if you still haven’t checked their Jazz performance, do it so in this last week of the first month of the New Year. From mainstream to Bebop, Hardbop, Fusion and Funkjazz, please heat up yourself with some cozy music this Monday.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Scheune Dresden; Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.

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Tuesday, 31 January: Personal Shopper (cinema)

You might recognize the actress Kristen Stewart as the vampire girl from the ‘Twilight’ saga. In her new movie she still kind of play around some creepiness again, as she now believes to have some medium abilities and seek thereby to contact her dead brother. She also has this eccentric profession: personal shopper for celebrities.

Beginning: 31 January 9:45 p.m.; Admission: 7,50 EUR (normal price), 6,00 EUR (students); How to get there: Thalia Cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop.

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Wednesday, 01 February: Organ music at Frauenkirche (classical music)

This event is part of the musical cycle organised by the 3 big inner city churches of Dresden – Frauenkirche, Kreuzkirche and Hofkirche. As all 3 churches have very diverse Organs, they decided to create the so called ‘Dresdner Orgelzyklus’ to bring the beauty of their instruments and of classical and liturgical music to a broader audience.
This time, a concert will be hold by a Munich organist called Peter Kofler. He is originally from South Tirol, where he also first discovered his love for this extraordinary instrument. He moved to Munich to study the Organ and classical church music. Besides his affection for the Organ, he is also passionated for Baroque music and compositions from Johann Sebastian Bach. His concert will contain pieces from J.S. Bach, Felix Medelssohn Bartholdy, Franz Liszt and Gabriel Fauré. That seems to be a great list for an relaxing evening.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 8 EUR; How to get there: Frauenkirche Dresden, Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4 ‘Altmarkt‘ stop.

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