Tips for the upcoming week
(10 – 16 August 2017)

Thursday, 10 August 2017: Nadezda Pisareva (RUS) and painting performance Nadezda Pisareva is one of the most promising pianist of her generation. She already played in various classical festivals and concert all over the continent this summer and now she comes to Dresden. Her divinely performance will be accompanied by a painting performance from the artists of PleinArt. Beginning: 8:30 p.m; Admission: free, but they are always happy about donations; How to get there: Palaissommer, Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 1, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Palaisplatz’ stop. More information:   Friday, 11 August 2017: Inselfestival Laubegast (street festival) The Inselfestival Laubegast […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(29 June – 05 July 2017)

Early bird announcement: Welcome Center Sommerfest at the River Side at Thursday, 06 July 2017 Last summer we spent a wonderful international potluck evening with you guys right on campus to celebrate the summer. We would like to repeat this in 2017 and invite you for a potluck evening at the Palaisgarten next close to the Marienbrücke (to have shelter in case of rain). Please bring friends, blankets, food to share and your own dishes, we will care about soft drinks (which means: bring your own beer and wine). If you like also instruments or games are very welcomed. Please […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(22 – 28 June 2017)

Thursday, 22 June 2017: Last Dance at the Theatre (Party) As the summer is finally here, the theatre season is coming to an end. To celebrate this, the Staatsschauspiel is having their traditional ‘Kehraus’ or last dance. So enjoy the evening with great music and dance and celebrate with the ensemble on the stage. Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €5; How to get there: Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theaterstr. 2, 01067 Dresden, TRAM 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, BUS 94 ‘Postplatz‘ stop. More information:   Friday, 23 June 2017: DuBras in Concert (Brazilian music) This Brazilian band will bring your […]

Christmas Party at Thalia Cinema
Potluck, great coffee and movies

“Imagine” (covered by Sani – Thank you!) Do you fancy yummy food and a good movie? Then come to the Thalia cinema on Sunday 11 December! Last year we had a wonderful potluck lunch with food from all over the world and we would love to repeat that! We will bring something homemade and would ask you to become creative and bring something traditional (salty or sweet fingerfood) from your countries that we will mark then with a little description! Kids are welcome too, so grab your sweets and sweethearts and come to our cozy Christmas party at Thalia cinema. […]

Cinderella, Potluck & good coffee
Thalia Cinema hosted Christmas Celebration

On Sunday 6 December we invited international PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting researchers and their families to a quite cozy TU Dresden Welcome Center Christmas Party. For this occasion we hired a small cinema including a bar with unbeatable good coffee. About 70 people followed our invitation and brought some finger food from their home countries for others to try. The Thalia Cinema in Dresden Neustadt hosted us for the 2nd time – surely not the last time! Before the main movie started we showed a short movie that we would like to share with you here. Short movie on cultural […]

Invitation for 6 December: TUD Welcome Center Christmas Celebration at Thalia Cinema

Do you fancy yummy food and a good movie? Then come to the Thalia cinema on 6 December! We will organize Stollen, cake and cookies, but feel free to bring some finger food from your home country to share with the others. The bar will be open, and be sure about that: they have great coffee! Kids are welcome too, so grab your sweets and sweethearts and come to our cozy Christmas party at Thalia cinema. After all the sugar we will watch the famous winter movie “Tři oříšky pro Popelku” (in English: Three Nuts for Cinderella), which is a […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(4 – 10 September 2015)

Friday, 4 September 2015: Rock Friday at Katy’s Garage Listen up, rock and indie fans! For those who want to meet, dance and have a drink, Katy’s Garage offers an opportunity on its “Rock Friday”. On the main floor, listen to “Noise of Liberation” – mainly core, rock, punk rock, and noise – or alternatively, enjoy the sound of indie tronic on the 2nd floor. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 3€/2€ (students); Venue: Katy’s Garage, Alaunstraße 48, 01099 Dresden; How to get there: TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop. Saturday, 5 September 2015: Columbus Streetfestival The street named ‘Columbusstraße’ is located in […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(28 November – 4 December 2014)

  Friday and Saturday, 28 – 29 November: HELLERAU Bandstand – An insight into the Dresden music landscape This is the second year the Dresdner bands’ summit takes place at the beautiful festival hall in Hellerau. Be it uncompromising Jazz Rock by “The Shouting Men”, the Black Sabbath and David Bowie-influenced “Jim Zitrone Band” or Indietronic by “Trains on Fire”, we’re sure you’ll have at least one new favorite band after this weekend. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: around 13 €, combined ticket for both days: around 17€; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(11-17 July 2014)

Friday, July 11th: Cuban Night in Hellerau The “Jazztage Dresden Festival” presents a night full of music and rhythm! You will hear Cuban music on world-class level from Classic meets Cuba, Habana Tradicional and Olvido’s Latin Funk. You also get the chance to learn salsa – and dance it, of course! Other lively Cuban music styles will be played, too, such as Bolero, Merengue or Cha Cha. Beginning:  6.00 p.m. Admission: 20-44€ (please buy tickets in advance) How to get there: TRAM line 8, bus line 72 stop “Am Hellerrand” Saturday, July 12th: Modern Dance Performance by Akram Khan […]


Enjoy a wonderful spring weekend! Knights’ Tournament The middle ages season has started! On the meadows next to the Klosterpark Altzella (monastery grounds Altzella), the knights pitch their camps and await an exciting tournament. There will also be a Medieval Market to create a very special atmosphere. Beginning: Saturday/Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm. Admission: 9€/5€ (reduced). Location: Klosterpark Altzella, Zellaer Straße 10,01683 Nossen. More information For our Families Take advantage of the good weather and check out the “Hüpfburgenland” (bouncy castle- country) at the Cockerwiese. The kids will definitely enjoy the opportunity to jump and play on the giant […]