What’s On In Dresden
4 – 10 October 2019

Tips for the weekend This year the Umundu-Festival celebrates its 10ths aniversary in Dresden. After the last years topics “Utopia”, “Rich and Poor” and “Our Urban Future” there are right now various activities around plants and sustainability, ranging from workshops on creative baking to movies (original language) and theater. Find the full programm on the website. This weekend it might be raining a lot – which is pretty much Germany in autuum! So let’s find some acitivities inside, e.g. did you know that Dresden has three bouldering halls? From north to south the Mandala, Bouldercity and Kletterarena. Or did you […]

What’s On in Dresden
20 September – 27 September 2019

    For all who keep up with our blog, you will notice that What’s On in Dresden might appear a little different than usual this week… we are re-launching our weekly tips for each upcoming week with a new format which will hopefully give all of our readers access to even more events taking place in Dresden throughout the week and at the same time let you all know what the main highlights for the week are. Throughout the past years, it has become clear that certain venues offer cultural events on a regular basis. Those who read our […]

What’s On in Dresden
13 September – 19 September 2019

Dresden river side in autuum (photo: S. Schueckel) Friday, 13 September: Eishockey Dresdner Eislöwen On Friday there is the first matchday of the new season in Eishockey. The Dresdner Eislöwen play against EV Landshut. On Friday 20.9. will be the next match played in the modern EnergieVerbund Arena. The season has just started! Beginning: 7:30 pm.; Admission: 14 €; How to get there: EnergieVerbund Arena; TRAM 10 ‘Krankenhaus Friedrichstadt’ stop; TRAM 6, 11 ‘Kongresszentrum’ stop; TRAM 1, 2 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop. More information (German): www.eisloewen.de/preise Saturday, 14 September: Frozen Records As early as 1923 the Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy worked […]

What’s On in Dresden 14 June – 20 June

Friday, 14 June: Dresden’s Long Science Night This Friday, Dresden shows off all its most interesting and exciting scientific research areas and advancements. On this night, you have the chance to investigate what happens throughout the many different institutes in the city learning about what research is currently underway. If you yourself are not giving a presentation to visitors, then do not miss the opportunity to explore different scientific institutes, where thousands of scientists will be ready to answer questions, give presentations as well as guide visitors through lab tours. The entire program includes nearly 700 attractions, with over 100 […]

What’s On in Dresden 10 May – 16 May

Friday, 10 May: Long Night of the Galleries and Museums Friday night is the international day to meet up with friends and either relax or party to close up a week of hard work. This week, why not invite your friends for a somewhat different program: art exhibition hopping! Starting at 6 pm, 18 museums and art galleries all throughout the Inner Neustadt’s Baroque Quartier will open their doors for the public free of charge, giving anyone the chance to check out the exhibitions on show. The event as a whole doesn’t have any particular theme, as each gallery has […]

Excursion to Bautzen – report

Finally March greeted us with a wonderful sunny weekend! A perfect opportunity for our international researchers to explore Dresden’s surroundings! So why not to go on a day trip to Bautzen? Although Bautzen is a small town, it attracts many people with its beautiful medieval atmosphere, nature and unique Sorbian culture. As a hill-top town located on the Spree river it offers amazing views. The inhabitants of Bautzen are very friendly and even at the end of our city tour our city guide gave some of us a little book with winter fairy tales from the region. A motivating present […]

What’s On in Dresden 5 April – 11 April 2019

Friday, 5 April: SekeSeke#4 The Kukulida special event “SekeSeke” reaches its fourth edition and this time it will take you on a journey to the Iberian Peninsula. La Jose is a very talented singer from Madrid who this Friday will sing alongside Josel Ratsch and will also be accompanied by DJ ArYstan. Actually, ArYstan is more than just a DJ, rather, he is something of a “multi-instrumentalist” who will also play a live DJ set following the concert alongside the other two artists. After living for a while in Madrid following his high school graduation, he returned to Germany to […]

What’s On in Dresden 25 January – 31 January 2019

Friday, 25 January: Opening of the Dresden “Winterzauber” The year has just begun but perhaps a few of you already miss the smell of glühwein and the grilled bratwurst from the Christmas markets in December. If you thought you would have to wait all the way until this year’s Christmas season to experience these delicacies we have great news: this Friday marks the opening of Dresden’s main winter market, “Winterzauber”, or Winter Magic in English. It may not be as large and well decorated as a true Christmas market but if you are after some good glühwein to warm you […]

Relcoation allowance for (PhD-)students of TU Dresden

Of course there are a thousand good reasons to start a PhD in Dresden. Those PhD students who are also enrolled at the TU Dresden and who moved to Dresden for the first time between last year and today. So if you moved to Dresden for the first time between 01 January – 31 December from another city or abroad, you can apply for a relocation allowance in the following year. The relocation allowance is 150 EUR (as of 2019). The allowance must be applied for personally at the Studentenwerk by 29 March 2019. It is not possible to apply […]

Full scholarship for scientists at risk

Philipp Schwartz Initiative Supports International Researchers in Need for Two Years Already in the fifth call for proposals, universities and research institutions in Germany will have the opportunity to accept endangered (in their home countries) or already fled researchers for 24 months with a full scholarship from the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. The TUD is therefore looking for hosts who can accept scientists. Either they already know these scientists, or they are looking to make themselves available for an already registered endangered scientist as a host. Requirements include a completed doctorate and proof of endangerment. The TU Dresden was successful with […]