What’s On In Dresden
22 – 28 November 2019

What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch)

The Christmas market season begins!
Around Christmas time, Dresden is full of fairy lights, decorations and Christmas markets.
If you walk through the city from the end of November until New Year’s Eve, Christmas markets will be waiting for you around every corner. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to give you some hot tips for the most beautiful Christmas markets and locations.
The first markets open their doors on 27 November.

Tips for the weekend

This weekend is the magical digital – feminism – festival at Hellerau!
dgtl fmnsm deals with the emancipatory opportunities offered by technology and feminism. It is an interdisciplinary festival featuring performances, videos, the visual arts, room-sized installations, discourse and workshops – online and in real life, for more radical thinking on the routine involvement of digital technologies in a culture currently dominated by the media.
Super exciting inputs, great people, great possibilities to connect – don’t miss it!

Another great event this weekend is the Media Festival. The Media Festival opens on 23 November in the “Technische Sammlungen Dresden” for media enthusiasts of all ages. It is especially suitable for children, who can have fun learning all about media in a playful way, and maybe the grown-ups can learn something from the little ones, too?

Tips for the upcoming week

If you want to fully embrace the pre-Christmas mood, you should visit the Christmas Garden. There is also an ice rink where you can test (or show off!) your ice-skating skills.

Have you visited Yendize yet? Along with Dresden’s famous monuments such as Frauenkirche, Semperoper and the Zwinger, the Yenidze belongs to Dresden’s most distinctive pieces of architecture. Built in the style of a mosque, the former cigarette factory stands out clearly from the common Baroque and renaissance architecture found in other buildings in central Dresden.

On 16 November the “Schwebebahn” will open again! A unique attraction Dresden’s. After 274 meters you reach the 84 meters higher viewing platform on the Loschwitzhöhe. It’s a great day trip, try and make time to go there!

Do you know Dresden’s “Blue Wonder”?
This steel truss bridge was one of the first in Europe not supported by “piers”, an impressive technological achievement at the time and the reason the Loschwitz bridge was given the nickname “Blue Wonder”. It’s a famous symbol of the city and the bridge with the oldest structure. Always worth a visit! And also the city districts around are very beautiful and offer lovely walks.

Don’t forget: the Dresden Jazzdays are still on and will be finishing soon! The Jazzdays are an international festival from 23 October till 24 November that has been acclaimed for first-class jazz in all its variety. So take the chance and enjoy the last opportunities for jazzy events!

Recurring Events:

Montagscafé: https://www.staatsschauspiel-dresden.de/spielplan/a-z/montagscafe/
Blue Note (regular concerts, most free, mainly jazz): https://www.jazzdepartment.com/events
Saloppe (afterwork party every Tuesday): https://www.saloppe.de/programm/
Carolaschlöschen (afterwork party every Thursday): https://www.carolaschloesschen.de/veranstaltungen/afterwork-party/

Cinemas screening films in original language with subtitles:

Kino im Kasten: https: //www.kino-im-kasten.de/programm.html
Programmkino Ost: https://programmkino-ost.de/filme/filter/ov
Thalia Theater: http://www.thalia-dresden.de/ (Look for the headline “Das Original ist besser” to be sure that it is really the original version and not only an international title!)

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