What’s On in Dresden 6 September – 12 September 2019

Friday, 6 September: 5th Meißen Choir Festival This weekend, be sure to plan a visit to the beautiful neighbouring city of Meißen as the city hosts the fifth edition of its annual choir festival. A visit to Meißen in itself is already worth it as the city is home to Germany’s oldest castle as well as to the world famous Meissen Porcelain factory, which was the first place in Europe to produce this product and has been doing so ever since 1708. All of these attractions apart, this weekend 13 stages will be set up around the city’s old town, […]

What’s On in Dresden
30 August – 5 September 2019

Friday, 30 August: “Sound of Bronkow Music Festival” THE SOUND OF BRONKOW is a three-day music festival for folk, indie and singer/songwriter around the Dresden Societaetstheater, presented by the local record label K&F Records and the Societaetstheater. 2019 is already the tenth year.  The festival basically plays on four stages, three indoor stages in the Societaetstheater and a free outdoor stage in the garden of the theater. In addition, there are occasional concerts in other venues and a festival party. Until Friday 6 pm you can buy tickets at three different box offices in Dresden: – Ticket office in the […]

What’s On in Dresden 23 August – 29 August 2019

Friday, 23 August: Hechtfest 2019 Following the city’s large Stadtfest, the Hecht district – adjacent to the Neustadt’s Northwest side – welcomes the last of the three main neighbourhood festivals of the year. After this year’s editions of Sankt Pieschen and the Bunte Republik Neustadt in June, it is now the Hecht’s time to shine with their very own Hechtfest. Although this is only a matter of opinion, many consider the Hechtfest to be the best of all three, offering an array of activities and attractions in a wonderful and somewhat more spacious backdrop. This year’s highlights include Dresden’s largest […]

What’s On in Dresden
16 August – 22 August

Friday, 16 August: Canaletto – Dresden’s City Festival This Friday, Dresden welcomes all of its residents and visitors for the opening of the 21st edition of its city festival, named after the Italian artist Canaletto. Bernardo Bellotto, known in Germany and Poland by the nickname of his uncle, Canaletto, lived in Dresden from 1747 to 1758, following an invitation from King August III of Poland. During his stay in the Saxon capital, Canaletto painted numerous scenes of Dresden, thereby immortalizing the beauty of this baroque city as it was prior to its destruction at the end of the Second World War. […]

What’s On in Dresden 9 August – 15 August 2019

Friday, 9 August: A pantomimic summernight at Societaetstheater Dresden “The classic on the garden stage – with new episodes once again! Wordless, funny! Bodecker & Neander, the two internationally acclaimed pantomimes from Berlin, arrive again with a basket full of theatre delicacies. They invite the audience to enjoy a magical summer evening together in the beautiful Theatergarten. But again and again something comes in between… Served in silence: pointed humour, fine comedy, optical illusions, romantic time travel, surreal, contemporary, magic and, well, quiet music. An excursion for the mind, without any language barriers.” [Text translated from: https://www.facebook.com/events/681598425632686/] When the weather […]

What’s On in Dresden 2 August – 8 August 2019

Friday, 2 August: Skate Night – Family Round The Dresden Skate Nights are one of the city’s most impressive events, unparalleled in the rest of the country for the fact that it takes place on every single Friday during the summer months and allows participants to skate on the streets with police support closing off all traffic to ensure a safe environment. If you would also like to take part but it’s been a really long time since you last put on roller skates or if you’d like to participate and are afraid your children might not be able to […]

(c) Palais Sommer, Toni Kretschmer

What’s On in Dresden
26 July – 1 August 2019

  Picture: Palaissommer Dresden; Toni Kretschmer Friday, 26 July: Critical Mass Meet new people at the Critical Mass Events where cyclists meet to ride in community through the city, both protesting  for more cycle friendly city and against the preeminance of cars and also because it is fun to ride as a group. Swing by and meet new people. Beginning: 6:30 pm; Admission: Free; How to get there: Skatepark Lignerallee; https://bit.ly/2OiBv3w; You should come by bike More information: https://criticalmass.in/dresden Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/448206922671981 Saturday, 27 July: Jazz Concert Traditional Cuban music, Buena Vista feeling, the taste of sun & salt of […]

What’s On in Dresden
19 July – 25 July 2019

Friday, 19 July: Skate Night/ HfbK Rave Love to skate and discover new areas of Dresden? Join the SkateNight and enjoy skating the streets in a strong group adventure, so cars don’t matter as much! This friday there is a big round into the outer Neustadt. The plan is to roll over the Waldschlösschen bridge and through the ElbePark, but construction sites can still change the route. There will be a break at the Elbepark and the tour will be 23 km long in total. So please keep in mind that you can safely brake (!) and keep up a […]

What’s On in Dresden 12 July – 18 July 2019

Archer ar the Elbe (Pixabay license, free for use) Friday, 12 July: “Umsonst & Draußen” – outdoors & for free From 11.07. – 13.07.2019 the artderkultur e.V. together with many volunteers organizes for the 12th time the only Umsonst-&-Draußen-Festival in Saxony. The festival, which is dedicated to what the organizers call “Flanschrock” (meaning cross-over music, not fixed to one genre), will take place in front of the Garnisonskirche (Stauffenbergallee/Tannenstraße) and you will find DIY, relaxed people and many grandiose local and national bands. On Friday the festival starts at 7 p.m. (i.e. cross-genre music is played), on Saturday it starts […]

To make the Makerena or not to make the Makerena, that was the question here

On June 22nd we were back again! For the fifth time the “Scientific Crushers” started at this year’s Dragon Boat Festival at the “Blue Wonder” in Dresden and competed against different institutions in Dresden. It was very refreshing to welcome an almost completely new team to the Elbe this year. On Saturday before the actual competition we had the opportunity to train with the team of the sports club. There we received helpful tips, most of which we tried to apply for. We realized how exhausting it can be to keep the rhythm and push the paddle into the water […]