The Christmas Garden in Dresden Pillnitz

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The magical journey in the Christmas Garden Dresden-Pillnitz begins at dusk. From 14 November 2018 to 6th January 2019 the Pillnitz Palace Park will be, for the very first time ever, the venue for a breath-taking illumination inspired by the great success of “Christmas in...

Things to do in Dresden in February

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There is more to February than Valentine’s Day. Especially if you are in Dresden. There are things to do aplenty in addition to the usual staggering choice of museums and their ever changing exhibitions, the concerts, the operas, the open air markets, flea merkets etc. But...

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 darker side of ‘affordable’ Fast fashion: An exhibition to visit

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The most important thing in ‘fast fashion’  is the low price. And this comes with a hidden price tag: The environment and the workers in the supply chain. ‘The Dark Sides of Fashion’ – a new exhibition in Dresden’s Hygine Museum addresses this...

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...

Creating “New Masters” of the German language

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The Albertinum is the home of the New Masters Art Gallery and the Sculptures Collection. Since it was reconstructed, with its depot literally hanging under the roof now, it has gained a large, bright open space in its center that has been used extensively for events. The Dresden...

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....

A new exhibition in Schloss PIllnitz

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Many visitors in Dresden manage to hear about and visit Schloss Pillnitz, a charming chinoserie style Palace set in a vast landscaped garden. Another reason to go there this summer is an exhibition named ” Imprisoned, Suffered, Celebrated” about the Saxon King...

Another reason to come to Dresden: Studying at TU Dresden

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The A-Capella-Band “NotenDealer” has composed a song for the Technical University of Dresden or the TU Dresden  and a music video to go with it. Called „Am Puls der Zeit“ it has some interesting images of the University and is a love song of sorts for the multifaceted courses on...

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...

Exploring Saxon Switzerland

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The official season for exploring Saxon Switzerland has been opened after Easter. This means the stairs, protective railings and bridges have all been repaired. All together there are 21 kms of stairs that allow one to climb 5000 meters. Since many of the stairs are made of wood,...

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...

Dresden in Hollywood – Again!

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Recently, just a few days ago, the Hollywood movie “Grand Budapest Hotel“ won 4 Oscars. It was shot in a town east of Dresden called Görlitz and some part of it was also set in the famous Dresden Zwinger. Dresdeners may find themselves rubbing their eyes in disbelief if and...

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...

Dresden Peace Prize 2015 to be awarded to HRH. The Duke of Kent

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The awarding of the 6th Dresden Peace Prize will take place on the 14th February at 11:00 hrs in Dresden’s Semper Opera. This building has a very special story that began with its construction according to the design of the famous architect Gottfried Semper. The Royal Court...

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...

At the Christmas Market in Dresden this week.

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Remember our older post about Dresden’s Christmas Market? It is the oldest and is celebrating its 580th year this time! It’s on till the 24th of December, but there are some special events along the way for visitors. On Friday, the 12th is the Night of the Stars or...

Dresden and Dresden Walks: Open to the world

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Dresden is for everyone! This is the motto of the march that will take place in Dresden on Monday the 8th December. The people of Dresden believe, and would like to show to the world, that they accept and welcome people from all walks of life, from all countries, of all...

The Dresdner Stollenfest

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Today was the Dresden ‘Stollenfest’, a great festival with a lively procession through the city centre featuring a Stollen- the christmas cake particular to and only original from the Dresden region. The stollen that is paraded in the festival is not a regular one...
Christmas tour of Dresdenwalks

DRESDENWALKS WELCOMES YOU TO TOURS IN THE BLAZE OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

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Even before the first Advent, Dresden is transformed into a proper Christmas landscape from the main train station in the south to the New Town on the other side of the Elbe river – and in the middle is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Germany, the Striezelmarkt. This year...

“Jewish. Now!” . The 18th Music and Theater Jewish Week in Dresden

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The 18th Jewish Music and Theater Week in Dresden will take place from 26.10.14 till 08.11.14. As the slogan “Jewish. Now!” suggests, it will focus on the lively and progressive side of Jewish Culture through modern interpretations of music, theater, literature and film. Diverse...

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....