Tips for the Upcoming Week
3 August – 9 August 2018

Spectators enjoy the sounds of a piano night at the Dresden Palaissommer   Friday, 3 August: International Open Bottle Night The Open Bottle Night at Dresden’s Craft Beer Store has already become a tradition, with tasting happening every week on Thursdays and Fridays. The beer tasting are open to everyone at the very accessible price of only 2 Euros per participant. Every first Friday of the month however, a special tasting occurs, namely the International Open Bottle Night. Once a month, guests with little or no German knowledge may also take part in this wonderful event as it is held […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week 27 July – 2 August 2018

Foto: J. Backert Friday, 27 July: Total Lunar Eclipse This Friday, we will get to witness one of the most important astronomical events of our time. Although lunar eclipses are quite a common phenomenon, happening at least twice every year, this Friday the world will be looking up towards our only natural satellite as it hides behind the Earth’s shadow for the longest period of time it ever will throughout all of the 21st century. With a duration of 103 minutes, you do not want to miss it, as chances are we will not witness such an eclipse again throughout […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
6 July – 12 July 2018

Friday, 6 July: Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra This Friday, the Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra (USKO for short), a Dutch ensemble consisting of 120 enthusiastic musicians from the University of Utrecht, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Hohe Messe in h-Moll” in the Auferstehungskirche in Dresden. The USKO holds a unique place within the Dutch classical music scene due to its large choir and orchestra and the high quality of its performances, combined with the youthfulness (ages 17 – 29) and enthusiasm of its members, who are brought together by their passion for classical music. The work to be performed […]

The glorious Scientific Crushers hit the dragon!
Our team placed third in Hochschul-Cup 2018

  “SCIENCE PEOPLE, PADDLE PEOPLE” was shouted out loudly at the riverside last Sunday, when 19 paddlers from 16 different countries climbed their dragon boat three times to race against students and researchers from different universities in the Hochschul Cup. The Welcome Center has organized international dragon boats in the annual dragon boat festivals since 2015 – but we didn’t win a race before. We’re happy to claim a podium finish at the annual dragon boat cup this year … and finally got an ice cake! Two trainings before the actual race helped everyone to achive a place on the […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
25 May – 31 May 2018

Friday, 25 May: Dresden Night Skating- 20th Birthday Round! In Germany, inline skating is not only a sport for children but is rather something that may be enjoyed by people of all ages. The truth for this statement may be witnessed in the streets of Dresden every Friday night during the spring and summer months, as hundreds of people take to the streets to skate on the city’s streets. Twenty years ago, Dresden became the second city in Europe, after Paris, to organize such an event, known as ‘Night Skating’ since skaters always meet at night. Today, Germany’s first night […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
30 March – 5 April 2018

Friday, 30 March: Brad’s Status This weekend, most of the city’s churches will be filled for the presentations of Bach’s classic “Johannes Passion” as well as other pieces related to Easter. If you are interested in classical church music, then be sure to check out one of the many churches spread throughout the city for their Easter programmes as concerts will be held throughout the weekend beginning on Friday. Although some may cost upwards of 30 EUR, cheaper or even free concerts may be found, especially if visiting the services on Easter Sunday, though if going on Sunday, be prepared […]

Tips for the upcoming week
1 February – 7 February 2018

Thursday, 1 February: Rob Tognoni (Concert) Known as the Tasmanian Devil due to his powerfully charged performances and his origins in Tasmania, Australia, Rob Tognoni was firt introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994. After 40 years, his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues and festivals as well as attracting many fans of hard rock blues worldwide. At the 2017 Sweden Rock Festival he was described as a blues showman with superstar attributes. If you are a fan […]

FameLab Dresden 27 March 2018
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INVITATION FameLab Germany enters its seventh year – sign up now to participate in one of the most fun and entertaining science communication competitions: The regional heat FameLab Germany: Dresden will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, in Dresden. “FameLab – Talking Science” is an international competition to find the best new talent in science communication. The aim of FameLab is to encourage young scientists to inspire and excite the public’s imagination with a vision of science in the 21st century. On stage, candidates have just three minutes to present their topic to a panel of expert judges and to […]

Christmas all over the world – today: Egypt

We have asked some researchers to tell us what Christmas means to them and how they celebrate it at home. This is one answer from Mohammed, which goes along with two recipes – thank you, that sound very yummy! “Lights in the old town; a couple of mulled wine or “Kinderpunsch” glasses while watching puppet theatre, merry-go-round, and the painted wooden fairytale castle; Dresdener Stollen with tea, then passing by the new market to enjoy the medieval atmosphere; and attending the Semper Opera House performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy tale play “Hansel and Gretel” by the famous Brothers Grimm. This is the Christmas charming atmosphere […]

Announcement: The Christmas Elves want YOU!

Dear Internationals! We are happy to offer another wonderful Christmas event, which became a tradition of the Welcome Center. You have the chance to spend an afternoon/evening in a German family and get involved in typical pre-Christmas activities like going to a Christmas market, baking traditional biscuits or even spending Christmas together At the moment you are invited to these activities: Parents take notice: There are German families who like to spend some time with your whole family! The only thing you have to do is to write a short e-mail to us, so we know if you’re a single […]