Tips for the upcoming week
13 April – 19 April 2017

Easter is also the time for traditional “Osterfeuer” (Easter fires) and to get out and meet other people! (Photo: C. Reichert)


Thursday, 13 April: Opening Gala (orchestra and ballet)

More than 100 artists are coming for a special Gala. The program includes many different music styles from the various repertoire of the Opera: from the grand master of the golden and silver era of the Operetta in Vienna, Berlin and Budapest to the musical classics of London and New York.  The direction of Christian Garbosnik will entertain you with delightful melodies and the ballets will enchant you. With the participation of Axel Köhler and Jannik Harniet you are invited to celebrate this festival of music.

Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: tickets from € 15; How to get there: Staatsoperette Dresden, Kraftwerk Mitte 1, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1, 2, 6, 10, 11 Bus 94 “Bahnhof Mitte” stop.

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Friday, 14 April: Easter Brunch (brunch)

Join the Easter Brunch at Festung Königstein, where you will taste culinary delicatessen and listen to the amusing and exciting stories of long-forgotten historical characters. You will have the possibility to choose between “Anno 1700 – The Baroque” and “Anno 1900 – The Wilhelminian Time”, being served by costumed ordinances. Fresh salads, variously cooked meats, delicious side dishes, desserts and much more! An unmissable, incredible experience!

Beginning: 11a.m.; Admission: € 22,50, children will pay € 1 for each year of their life (so a 3 year old pays € 3); How to get there: Festung Königstein, 01824 Königstein; S-Bahn 1 “Bahnhof Königstein” stop.

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Saturday, 15 April: 1920s Eastern Party (party)

An incredible party that will bring you back to the “Golden Twenties”. Dress code is the noble twenties style. With the live performance of the “GOOD CO” band, the possibility to play roulette and black jack and amazing acrobatic shows… don’t miss that unique night, it’ll take your breath away!

Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: € 15,95; How to get there: Parkhotel Dresden, Bautzner Landstraße 7, 01324 Dresden TRAM 6 “Plattleite” stop.

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Sunday, 16 April: Magic Easter in the Zoo (perfect for families)

On Easter Sunday and Monday the Zoo of Dresden invites old and young to celebrate together with its animals.

Around the Africa house, children can play with the Easter bunny, dress up like wild animals or create handicraft works. Funny games will satisfy everyone: bouncing castle, face painting, puppet theatre and tasting stands. Look for the Easter bunny with his basket full of sweets! And only on Sunday there will also be “Mr. Schoko-Bon”, take a foto with him and bring it to the Schoko-Bon stand to receive a gift!

Opening Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Admission: € 12, reduced tickets € 8, children 3-16 years € 4; How to get there: Zoo Dresden, Tiergartenstraße 1, 01219 Dresden; TRAM 10, 12 “Großer Garten” stop.

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Monday, 17 April: Chamber Concert for Eastern Monday (chamber concert)

For this special easter chamber concert, pieces from the high and late baroque will be played by the Trio Chiaro: Uta Kremtz at the clarinet, Andreas Grohmann at the violin and Franziska Trommler at the piano. Musics of Robert Schumann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Carl Maria Weber will delight you and enchant you as only classic music can do!

Beginning: 5 p.m.; Admission: € 15, reduced ticket € 13; How to get there: Lingner Schloss, Bautzner Straße 132, 01099 Dresden TRAM 11 “Elbschlösser” stop.

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Tuesday, 18 April: Baretta Love (concert)

The Baretta Love band, made up of three punk-indie rocker, has been on an (almost) non-stop tour since 2007 with more than 200 shows in Germany, Czech Republic, BeNeLux, Austria and Sweden. Their shows are incredibly powerful and will make you dance and jump…you won’t resist the rhythm! Their last album, “Minimal Play”, has been appreciated by the critics and has been published on Wanda Records.

Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: € 7; How to get there: Ostpol Dresden, Königsbrücker Strasse 47, 01099 Dresden;  TRAM 7, 8 “Louisenstraße” stop.

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Wednesday, 19 April: The Other Side of Hope (original with subtitles)

A Finnish comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. In February of this year it has received the “Silver Bear for Best Director” at the Berlin International Film Festival and Sherwan Haji has received the prize for best actor at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival. It is the story of a Syrian refugee who escapes from Aleppo trying to find refuge in Helsinki and it conveys a sermon against anti-immigrant prejudices. The perfect story to reflect about the hard times that are affecting our society.

Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: tickets € 6, reduced ticket € 5; How to get there: Thalia Dresden, Görlitzer Strasse 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 13“Görlitzer Str. Nordbad” stop.

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