Off track in the ore mountains
Hiking with Therése

Make hay while the sun shines, especially when it is a warm sunny Sunday in the middle of October. To make most of it, a group of 12 lively internationals followed Therése down the rolling paths of her homeland, the ore mountains. Our hike started at Nassau, a small village in the ore mountains. From here we walked down the gently winding roads, characteristics of the ore mountain, enjoying the green fields. Autumn was at its artistic best and the horizon was made colourful by shades of golden, red and brown on the trees. Conversations flowed easy and jokes were soon being […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(24 – 30 August 2017)

Thursday, 24 August 2017: Piano Night with Sarah Ferri Sarah Ferri is one of the biggest new comers of the Beglian music scene. She cmbines perfectly the different genres of Gypsi – pop, folk and swing. She is from the flamish part of Belgium but her father is Italian. So she knows how to combine different routes already from home. Her big idols are film musicians and so, her music as classy as if it comes straight from a big old Hollywood movie. Beginning: 8:30 p.m; Admission: free, but you are always welcome to give a donation; How to get […]

From Dresden to the Wild Hell –
That Sunday we did everything!

One Sunday in August Therése was inviting international researchers and their partners to a real hiking tour. Thirteen brave hikers from India, Iran, Palestine, Serbia, Vietnam and Singapore joined in the challenging trip to the “Schrammsteine”. This is what Siavash says about the trip: “Hiking in “Sächsische Schweiz” with Therése was real fun. She chose a very diverse path, which had a great impact on our motivation. On Sunday we did everything! From riding a normal train (S-Bahn) and crossing the Elbe on boat, to going through the mountains using a historical train, and from walking on normal dusty roads […]

Tips for the post-Christmas season and New Year’s Eve

We checked some free-time activities of Dresen for you to present some ideas on how to spend the time between the years. Ice-Skating You can go Ice skating in Dresdens Ice stadium Energieverbund Arena. There you can also rent ice skates for €4. Admission: €3,50 ( students: €2,50)Opening hours: click here for the next days : How to get there: Energieverbund Arena, Magdeburger Str. 10, 01167 Dresden, TRAM 6,11 ‘Kongresszentrum’ stop Find more information here( available only in German): If you want a more romantic experience, go and explore the inner square of the Hotel Taschenbergpalais. It is […]

“Tight, but not necessarily painful” – Climbing tour in the Saxon Switzerland

What do the Deutsche Bahn and the TUD Welcome Center have in common? Read this article and find it out ;) Last Saturday, on a stunning sunny day, we took 15 international young researchers to a climbing tour to the Saxon Switzerland (in German: “Sächsische Schweiz). This national park just about 30 minutes by train in an eastward direction from Dresden consists of not less than 1.000 sandstone climbing peaks and many hollows, a paradise for hikers and climbers. Being so close to Dresden we go there quite often for hikes and even rafting. But last Saturday we were ready for new action. The guides from Kanu […]

Event report: Of Walnuts, Viscosity and Vine Fretters – Hill Walk and Wine Tasting at Pillnitz Royal Vineyard

Event report: Of Walnuts, Viscosity and Vine Fretters – Hill Walk and Wine Tasting at Pillnitz Royal Vineyard A round lot of 20 of us met up at Schillerplatz in Striesen this past Saturday for a day out hiking, chatting and, of course, wine tasting. We took the number 63 bus towards Pillnitz, but rather than having it take us straight to our wine tasting, we made everyone get off at ‘Staffelsteinstraße’ stop in Niederpoyritz and walk up a steep and winding slope uphill. Those who had heeded our initial advice to wear layers, layers, layers soon got a chance to […]

Event report: Hiking tour to the “Affensteine”

Last Saturday, 19 guest researchers from different research institutes in Dresden and their spouses and partners spent an adventurous day exploring the heights above the Kirnitzschtal in the ‘Sächsische Schweiz’ (Saxon Switzerland) on a circular route around the ‘Affensteine’ (monkey stones), with stops at the ‘Idagrotte’ (Ida’s grotto) and ‘Carolafelsen’ (Carola’s rock) viewpoints on our way. We met at 10 a.m. inside the main station and used public transport (suburban train S1 to Bad Schandau and bus no. 241 towards Hinterhermsdorf) to reach our trailhead, the ‘Beuthenfall’ in the Kirnitzschtal. As a first highlight on our train to Bad Schandau, […]