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...

90 years of the Palucca School- a retrospective

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The Palucca School and Modern Dance Germany’s only university specializing in dance is located in Dresden. It was founded in 1925 by the dancer Gret Palucca, who until then had given lessons in her own apartment. While there are many dancing schools named after their founder, no...

Dresden Spring at the Palace

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From February 26 – March 6 Just in time with the meteorological beginning of spring, the rooms of the palace in the Great Garden will be changed into a blossoming and fragrant paradise of flowers. Indeed Dresden is not only one of the greenest but also one of the most important...

The Saxon Carnival

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Shrovetide in protestant Saxony? Saxony as the cradle of Protestantism is not really ideal for the so calles 5th season – Carnival. The name Carnival derives from Latin, meaning “without meat”, an indication that it is the time before the Great Lent, which can...

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...

“Palace of Culture” – History and Transformation of a communist building in Dresden

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Socialist Magnificent Buildung When in 1962 the construction of the Dresden “palace of culture” began, it was the beginning of the end of the historic and traditional city center of Dresden. This unique building of the architectural history of the GDR, affectionately...

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...

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...
Archeology in Dresden near Church of our Lady

Archeology in Dresden

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In September, as Seema already reported in an earlier blog, was the Day of the Open Landmark. And like Seema, I too visited the archeological digs in the center of the city. I too found them fascinating and learned a bunch of new information that I integrated immediately into my...
Schrebergardens in Dresden

Schrebergardens in Dresden

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Well, this is a bit of an unusual topic for someone to blog about on a Walking Tours of Dresden website, but it is a subject that has interested me since I decided to make Dresden my home almost 15 years ago. Let me start with a little background information about myself. Before...

“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...
Vineyards in Radebeul

Wine Festivals in and around Dresden in September

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It has become colder, the sun is loosing power in these weeks. Autumn is coming. It’s the time when grape harvest starts. Wine growing has first time been mentioned in the Upper Elbe valley around 1400 and up to now white and red wine is cultivated in and around Dresden. In...

‚SPRINGTIME IN DRESDEN‘

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NEW EXHIBITION AT THE PALACE IN THE GREAT GARDEN:  It is a must for flower lovers! ‘Springtime in Dresden’ takes already place for the 4th time and is a big flower and floristry exhibition. Landscape architects and market gardens have changed the old baroque palace in the Great...

CYNETART

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13th Festival For Computer Based Art Dresden For all visitors of Dresden and our DresdenWalks guests as well, the festival for computer based art CYNEART takes place from 26th November to 6th December. Within this event insights into the interdisciplinary and intercultural ways...

THE 13TH WEEK OF YIDDISH MUSIC UND THEATRE

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25From 22nd October to 9th November 2009 the 13th Week of Yiddish Music und Theatre takes place in Dresden. It focuses on two areas: with concerts, exhibitions and many lectures, talks, guided tours and movies, Jewish life in East Germany and the changes due to the political...