Meißen is not only porcelain
Excursion report

Meißen’s village character<br>below the castle<br> The “cradle of Saxony”, home to Germany’s oldest castle as well as toone of the world’s most famous porcelain factories: all of these define the   sweet little city of Meißen, standing on the banks of the Elbe river not so far from Dresden. So as to discover a bit more of this wonderful town, a group of researchers travelled over with the S-Bahn along withKaterina. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate as much with a light rain accompanying the researchers. However, that was not enough to put out the group’s curiosity to explore Dresden’s neighboring […]

My dog called Genau
A personal story by Luciano

I have always been a “dog” person. During my entire life, which is lasting 41 years so far, I have always had a dog on my side, except for two relatively short periods oftime: 1 year that I lived in USA when I was a teenager and 2 years that I have recently lived in Dresden, Germany. I would like to talk a bit about this second period. In 2013, I realized that I needed a fresh start in my research and I decided to apply for a guest research position at the Vodafone Chair, hosted by TU Dresden. At […]

What’s On in Dresden 7 December – 13 December 2018

Friday, 7 December: International X-Mas Party of the TU Dresden One of the most awaited events of the year on the TU event calendar is finally back this Friday and you cannot miss it! With the assistance of Santa’s little helpers, the International X-MAS Party of TU Dresden will transform the classrooms in the “Hörsaalzentrum” into a party location—from the foyer to the Audimax! Upon arrival, your taste buds will already have Christmas come early with foods and spices from different parts of the world. The evening begins with an international Christmas market with exotic food and music. Later, you […]

What’s On in Dresden 30 November – 6 December 2018

Friday, 30 November: Christmas Market at the “Old Factory” For those who love discovering new Christmas markets in Dresden every holiday season, this is a true insider tip! Somewhat hidden at the very end of the Neustadt and close to the entrance to the Dresden Heide you will find the “Old Factory”. However, any passer-by would not notice the small and cosy Christmas market just by taking a look at the street, one must go into the backyard in order to discover the beautifully decorated market right on the banks of the Prießnitz river. Here you will not find a […]

What’s On in Dresden
23 November – 29 November 2018

Friday, 23 November: Céline Rudolph Although many of our readers by now probably despise airports after at some point in life having experienced way too long connections or missed flights, this Friday we invite you all for a wonderful event at Dresden’s airport. No, it is not the arrival of anyone special nor your departure to a sunny holiday destination, rather, one of the most beautiful European jazz voices will be performing at this rather uncommon venue. The daughter of a Frenchwoman from Bordeaux and a cosmopolitan musical enthusiast from Berlin, Céline Rudolph started singing along with the Brazilian classic […]

What’s On in Dresden
16 November – 22 November 2018

Friday, 16 November: Waiting for Summer’s Return & Dresden Refuge As part of the opening evening for the “NO HATE” Film Festival, two Dresden documentaries will be on show at the Technische Sammlungen. The best part is that admission on Friday is free, so there is no excuse not to attend and learn a bit more about what is going on in our very own home city. For a full description of the festival, be sure to check out our separate blog post by clicking here. The opening movie, Waiting for Summer’s Return, highlights the journey of the musicians of […]

No Hate Film Festival
16-18 November

Hatred is a strong human emotion which is often associated with feelings of animosity, anger or resentment, directed towards individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviours, concepts or ideas. It has been analysed and described by numerous psychologists and psychoanalysts – Freud defining the term as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness, stressing that it is linked to the question of self-preservation. At its strongest, hate may lead to so-called hate crimes, which are criminal acts motivated by the emotion. At a lower, yet equally worrying level, hate speech is speech perceived to disparage a person […]

What’s On in Dresden
9 November – 15 November 2018

Tip for the whole week: MoveIT film festival for human rights! Friday, 9 November: Alternative Band Triple Concert  As part of the ‘German-Czech Culture Days’ festival, the Scheune in the Dresden Neustadt will receive a quite unusual concert this Friday. No, this is not your regular weekly jazz concert or another rock concert, this will be a diverse alternative music concert made up of three separate bands, each with their own unique style. As the larger festival behind this concert is meant to celebrate German and Czech culture, it is only natural that two of the bands playing this evening are Czech while the third is […]

Watch Out – MOVE IT!

Anyone who visits our blog at least once a week will know how we are fans of movies. For our weekly tips included in our “What’s On in Dresden” posts, we regularly try to include a movie for one of the days of the week as we know many of our international researchers also share a similar passion for the cinematic world. Movies are not only a popular and accessible form of entertainment but also provide a powerful platform for filmmakers to transmit their ideas and perspectives of the world. We are happy to announce that our favourite film festival […]

Event Report on Weimar
(19 – 21 October 2018)

How do 17 researchers from all over the world get in touch with German culture for just one weekend? Right, when they go on a trip to Weimar, known as the centre of high culture in Germany. Located in the state of Thuringia, the city is known for its great cultural heritage and important personalities in literature, architecture and art. Every German student has met him at least once in class: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Nothing was therefore more obvious than a visit to the Goethe National Museum, where we learned a lot about the most important writer of German […]