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...
Christmas tours with Dresdenwalks

Our Christmas tours are back!

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From Striezelmarkt to Stollenfest – in Dresden you have a lot It’s the special season in Dresden again and numerous Christmas markets invite not only locals but also visitors for a stroll during the Advent season. The traditional Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest Christmas...

PILLNITZ CASTLE

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May 23rd, 2017 Louise from Tuscany- a special exhibition at Pillnitz Castle Dresden‘s Scandalous Lady She was lonely, sad and hurt, trapped in the rigid etiquette that existed in all royal courts of that time including Saxony. What made it even more unbearable was that she was...

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...

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...
Christmas tours with Dresdenwalks

Christmas Tours and Striezelmarkt

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Christmas market galore in Dresden Even before the first Advent weekend, the Dresden city transforms  in a proper Christmas market landscape. It starts at Central Station in the south ans ends in the Neustadt on the other side of the Elbe river. And right in the middle is one of...

“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...
the day of Prayer and Repantance

The Day of Prayer and Repentance

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The Day of Prayer and Repentance (Buss- und Bettag) is a public holiday, in the current time celebrated just in the state of Saxony. Why so? Why just here? Days of repentance in the history were previously held on various dates. There were nearly 50 days of repentance on 24...
Blowballs today at Dresden Prager Strasse

Where have all the blowballs gone?

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If you arrive by train at Dresden Main Station and you follow our directions to the meeting point of the DresdenWalks tours, you will come across a fountain whose spouts will remind you inevitably of blowballs. “International Style” on the way from the main station to...

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...

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...

Special Romantic exhibition in the Albertinum to be extended

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Already more than 50,000 visitors have been attracted by the exhibition “Dahl and Friedrich. Romantic Landscapes” at the Albertinum Dresden. Thus it is one of one of the strongest magnet for visitors of the Dresden State Art Collections. Following the success of this...

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 OPENING OF THE WALDSCHLÖSSCHEN BRIDGE

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Dresden is celebrating the opening of a new bridge those days. It is the Waldschlösschen bridge, a bridge that was and is much talked about here. It has been one of the most controversial projects in Dresden in the last years. It had been the locals who decided for the bridge 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...
Obama in Dresden

OBAMA COMES TO DRESDEN!

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Dresden will take the world’s centre stage because of this event. Naturally, this visit causes significant disturbances in the Dresden down town area. Thus on 4th and 5th June the Historic city will be completely closed. Therefore on those both days the dresdenwalks tours won’t...