Tips for the upcoming week
6 April – 12 April

Thursday, 6 April: Find Your Pension (information event) As internationally mobile researchers you might have already wondered on what will happen when you retire and what pension benefits you can expect. Or you want to know what the differences between the statutory (DRV) and supplementary (VBL) pension scheme are. We have invited experts from both organizations who will explain how to claim your pension on retirement and if you’re entitled to collect it when leaving the country. Beginning:  4 p.m.; End at roughly 7 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: IFW lecture hall, Helmholtzstraße 20, 01069 Dresden; Tram 3 […]

Tips for the upcoming week
30 March – 5 April 2017

Thursday, 30 March: Folks Passage (Music) You like Folk music? Take part to the Folk Session! If you have your own instrument bring it with you and join the group – and if you don’t, just go to hear some extemporary music and have fun. This promises to be a wonderful evening with lots of music and fun! Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Leutewitzer Ring 5, 01169 Dresden, TRAM 2, 6, 7 ‘Amalie-Dietrich-Platz’ stop. More information: http://www.club-passage.de/Konzert/Folkskuche/index.html   Friday, 31 March: At the river. On cultures of arrival (variety of art forms) In a time when […]

Tips for the upcoming week
23 – 29 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March: Easter in Dresden (Exhibition for the whole family) The Messe Dresden invites you to immerge yourself in the Easter atmosphere from 23 to 26 March 2017! A rich variety of topics from gardening and  craftsmanship to  family activities and leisure time and – for sure- a spring market with around 350 exhibitors will make you experience a real spring atmosphere, no matter how the weather outside looks like. At the same time you can enjoy the „International Orchids World” – one of the most famous orchids exhibition in Europe. Opening Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Admission: […]

Tips for the upcoming week
2 March – 8 March 2017

Thursday, 02 March: Write through the night (university offer) We have all probably spent sleepless nights in order to submit that important paper/article in time, right? So why not use the opportunity while making an event about it? This is what the staff of the TU Dresden thought of when organizing of the Long Night of writing at the SLUB library. You are invited to work on your individual writing project, but together with other motivated writing people. Also you will get in touch with the university’s teams engaged with writing, the SLUB’s knowledge desk and other experts ready to […]

Tips for the upcoming week
23 February – 1 March 2017

Thursday, 23 February: Holiday On Ice – BELIEVE 2017 (performance) This ice spectacle will leave you breathless. The well-known Romeo and Juliet production about desire, jealousy, and the only true love, except this time, from the beginning to end, played on ice. Through the use of innovative light and sound effects, the audience will be acoustically and visually abducted. Not spoiling, but contrary to Shakespeare’s tragedy, this show does have a happy ending. During the show the arena will be around 20 ° Celsius. For the ones working at the time, there are still other, though more pricy, dates available. […]

Tips for the upcoming week
16 February – 22 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February: Museum and handcraft workshop (cultural activity) The Karl-May Museum has one of the most valuable North American Indians artifacts collections of Europe. This Thursday you not only can visit the museum, but also take part in a handcraft workshop. You will learn how to design individual bracelets and necklaces of wooden beads in the Indian style. An afternoon programmed for the fun of adults and children alike. Beginning: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: 8 EUR adults, 6 EUR students, and 3 EUR children until 16 years old (they also have other special deals for families […]

Tips for the upcoming week
09 February – 15 February 2017

Thursday, 09 February: Olivier Dubois / Germaine Acogny Mon Élue Noire (dance performance) Africa meets Europe in this modern dance performance by Olivier Dubois. A show mixing music, dance, lights, and impacting visual impressions. Take a look at the teaser short film and let the musicality of the African continent inspire you. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: up to 8 EUR.; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden, TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop. More information: hellerau.org/mon-elue-noire   Friday, 10 February: Alexandros Drosos/ Young classical master (piano night) For the fans of classical music, here goes a tip for […]

Tips for the upcoming week
2 February – 8 February 2017

  Thursday, 02 February: Catch me if you can (musical) This almost unbelievable true story is well known from the cinema screen. Now you get the chance to see this beautiful musical telling the story of a charming pilot, doctor, lawyer… A musical von Terrence McNally / Marc Shaiman / Scott Wittman. Certainly an experience to remember! Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: Up to 11,50 EUR to 33 EUR. How to get there: Wettiner Platz, 01260 Dresden; Bus 94; Tram 1, 2, 6, 10; S-Bahn S1, S2 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop. More information: www.staatsoperette.de/kraftwerk/spielplan/produktion   Friday, 03 February: The Snow Queen (theater) […]

Tips for the upcoming week
26 January – 01 February 2017

Thursday, 26 January: The Iranian Night (cultural activity) As it was already told you last week, this Thursday the Welcome Center team will join you on this tip and enjoy the Iranian night with our Iranian friends. Facts, arts, music, and food will fill in the afternoon until the late hours of the night. Everyone is invited and we hope to see you there! Beginning: 26 January from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission: free. How to get there: Mommsenstraße 13, 01069 Dresden – Alte Mensa, Dülfersaal, BUS 85 ‘Helmholtzstrasse’ stop (5 min walk) or BUS 66, 352, 360, 366 […]

Tips for the upcoming week
19 – 26 January 2017

Thursday, 19 January: Old Master’s Pictures Gallery (indoor cultural program) With such low temperatures in the weather forecast for this week, an interesting indoors program is to visit some of the amazing collections the city of Dresden has to offer. Take some time to visit the masterpieces at the Old Master’s Pictures Gallery. With master works including Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna”, Giorgione’s “Sleeping Venus”, Correggio’s “Holy Night”, Cranach’s “St. Catherine Altar”, Vermeer’s “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” and Bellotto’s views of Dresden, the Gallery is internationally famous and a must-see for the citizens of Dresden. A good tip […]