Of Nutcrackers, Smoking men, Flower children and more

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If you’ve been walking through the Christmas markets in Germany, especially Saxony and Dresden, you must have noticed the stalls with a variety of traditional wooden figurines. Nutcrackers, the ‘Smoking Men’ or wooden figurines that emit incense smoke, or the...

The Moravian Star from Herrnhut

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One of the most familiar signs of Christmas is the illuminated Moravian Star that lights up many a front porches around the world. When I first arrived in Dresden I loved seeing them everywhere, transforming the city into a fairyland during and after Advent. The star is an...

The Transport Museum Dresden. A must see

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Since the 11th of July the Transport Museum Dresden has become a place you should consider visiting. Especially if you are travelling with children. This is because they can learn about the development of transport in an extremely interesting and interactive way. From the first...

BRN Dresden or the great non stop party this weekend!

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BRN stands for Bunte Republik Neustadt or literally the Colorful Republic of Neustadt. It is a play on the words Bundesrepublik (Federal Republic) and points at the colourful, bohemian, alternative lifestyle that took root in Neustadt (New City of Dresden) in East German times....

Kurt Vonnegut

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One of the famous POW in Dresden was Kurt Vonnegut, the author of “Slaughterhouse Five or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death” . Dresden Walks now offers the thematic tour “In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut-Slaughterhouse No. 5 Tour...

And what about students?

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Yes students…there is good news. If you book directly with us (that means just showing up at the tour starting point with proof of your being a student) you get 2€ off from the normal price. In case you are worried about the tours being sold out and would rather book in...

Rebuilding Dresden after 1945: A new orientation and new constructions

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Although the streets of Dresden were quickly cleared and opened for traffic soon after the bombing on 13th and 14th February 1945, the people of Dresden had to live for almost a decade in a city marked by ruins and rubble. Portions of houses, mostly facades, rose like skeletons...

How desolate lay the city: Events on the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden

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On the 13th of February this year the city of Dresden will remember and ponder its destruction that took place 70 years ago. Many events are being organized to commemorate this date and the the dramatic trials of that time. Dresden Walks wants to draw your attention to what we...

Dresden 1945: the new Panorama picture of Yadegar Asisi in the Panometer

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Since January 24, 2015 and until May 31, 2015 can be seen in the Panometer the new panoramic image of Yadegar Asisi. It shows a 360 ° view of Dresden on February 15, 1945. So 2 days after the devastating bomb attack that characterizes the city of Dresden until today. This...

Getting to us from the Dresden Main Station

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We began our tour as usual after the cathedral bells had stopped ringing. It was a few minutes after 12 noon. We had barely taken a few steps away from the green sign, our starting point on Schlossplatz, when two extremely out of breath persons ran up. Red faced, panting, it took...

IBUG your life at Crime Show!

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Crime Show, sorry…Crimmitschau was the ‘City of a 100 chimmneys’ at the beginning of the 20th Century, and was one of the major textile industries centre in Saxony. As the factories were closed down in 1990, they stood, abandoned and desolate. Till this week....