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April 29, 2016

Waldseilpark Dresden-Bühlau

In den Sommermonaten werden wir hin u wieder gefragt, was Dresden an Outdoor-Aktivitäten zu bieten hat. Zu allererst fallen uns da natürlich die verschiedensten Wander- und Fahrradtouren ein, die wir Euch an der Rezeption mit allerlei Tips und Hinweisen gerne mit auf den Weg geben.

Wer das bei einem mehrtägigen Aufenthalt bereits erlebt hat, oder in kleineren Gruppen (Geburtstag, Junggesellen(-in)-Abschied, Gatherings etc.) unterwegs ist und etwas Action erleben möchte, dem empfehlen wir auf jeden Fall den Waldseilpark Dresden-Bühlau.

Damit wir an der Rezeption auch wissen wovon wir sprechen, haben wir uns für Euch in luftige Höhen begeben und liefern Euch heute unseren Erlebnisbericht.

Ihr erreicht den Waldseilpark ganz problemlos mit der Straßenbahn Linie 11 (20min), oder per pedes (ca 30min) und natürlich auch per Auto (ca 15min). Ihr steigt an der Haltestelle Bautzen-Rothenburger Straße in die Linie 11 und fahrt bis Grundstraße. Von dort sind es knapp 5min bis zum Park zu laufen.

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Der Waldseilpark liegt in einem wunderschönen ehemaligen Naturbad mit einem mittig gelegenen Wasserbecken. Links und recht davon befinden sich 12 Parcours mit über 100 Elementen und unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsstufen, die es zu meistern gilt. Dabei geht es über alle möglichen Taue, Balken, Brücken und Hindernisse, über die man versucht zu klettern, zu balancieren, zu schwingen oder zu springen.

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Ein bisschen schwindelfrei zu sein ist natürlich bei den luftigen Höhen durchaus empfehlenswert 🙂 Aber auch kleine Angsthasen werden nach den ersten einfachen Parcours mit jedem Schritt mutiger. Dank eines wirklich ausgefeilten Sicherungssystems kann nämlich nichts passieren. Neben Klettergeschirr und Helm, seid Ihr außerdem mit 2 sogenannten Smarties ausgestattet. Diese sind zur Eigensicherung stets eingehakt. Jeder einzelne Parkour besteht aus mehreren Elementen. Jedes Element hat am Anfang und Ende eine Plattform zum verschnaufen. Ihr seid immer mit beiden Smarties an einem Drahtseil eingehängt bzw. beim umsetzen ist garantiert, dass Ihr immer zumindest mit einem der Smarties gesichert bleibt. Sollte beim klettern mal ein Fehler passieren, fangen Euch beide Smarties auf, sodass Ihr weiterhin sicher in den Seilen hängt.

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Zu Anfang gibt es eine kurze Unterweisung in die Technik und deren Funktionsweise. Anschließend habt Ihr 2h Zeit den Parkour selbstständig zu erkunden. Wohl am meisten Spaß haben uns (nach einer kurzen Phase der Überwindung) die vielen Flying Foxes gemacht. Hier saust Ihr von einer Talseite zur Anderen das gespannte Seil hinunter und landet wohlbehalten auf der gegenüberliegenden Plattform. Neben den Flying Foxes gibt es sehr viel Abwechslung. So balanciert Ihr auf Balken, versucht auf verschiedensten Seilen Halt zu finden, versteht was Körperspannung bedeutet, klettert durch Röhren, surft auf Snowboards von Baum zu Baum oder versucht auf kleinen Holzbrettern die Balance zu halten. Hier ist wirklich für jedes Alter und für jeden Anspruch etwas dabei.

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Keine Sorge – die 2h reichen locker aus damit Ihr am Ende ordentlich Hunger habt. Nehmt Euch also was zu Essen mit oder nutzt den Imbiss im Park  zur Stärkung. Von der Terrasse habt ihr einen wunderschönen Ausblick auf den gesamten Park. Für größere Gruppen wird auch ein Grillplatz zur Miete angeboten. Gerade für die Sommermonate am Ende der Kletterpartie sehr empfehlenswert.

Wir hatten 2h wirklich eine Menge Spaß im Team und können Euch den Ausflug wärmstens empfehlen.

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Für mehr Bilder & Videos könnt Ihr hier auf der Homepage vorbei schauen.

Hier die Preise:
Erwachsene: Montag bis Freitag: 17,00 € (Wochenende/Feiertag +2€)
Studenten, Azubis, Schüler: 16,00 € (Wochenende/Feiertag +2€)
Kinder und Jugendliche (bis 16J): 13,00 € (Wochenende/Feiertag +2€)

Öffnungszeiten April – Oktober
Mo bis Fr: 14 – 20:00 Uhr
Sa, So, Feiertag: 10 – 20:00 Uhr
Ferien in Sachsen: 10 – 20:00 Uhr

Kontakt:
Waldseilpark Dresden-Bühlau
Grundstr. 169 und Bachmannstr. 6
(ehemaliges Bühlauer Bad)
01324 Dresden
Funk 0172/3568650
Fax 03528/411482
E-Mail: info@waldseilpark-dresden.de
Web: waldseilpark-dresden.de

Hier noch ein paar Bilder von uns:

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During summer season we get questioned from time to time about any kinds of outdoor activities.

At first of course there are a wide variety of hiking or bike tours which crosses our minds and which we are happy to give you on your way exploring the surroundings of Dresden.

If you already did those things, or if you are traveling with a group of people looking to get some action, we can suggest the high rope course in Dresden-Bühlau.

We gave it a try to to past forward our impression out of first hand.

You can easily reach it by public transport (20min), by bike (30min) or by car (15min). Catch Tram 11 at „Bautzen-Rothenburger Straße) and get off at „Grundstraße“. From there it’s about 5min to walk.

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The high rope course is located in a wonderfull former ecological swimming pool. On the left and right end there are two hills located with 12 different parcours spread around reaching from easy to hard level. Each parkour contains of several elements which have to be mastered by you.

You’ll pass all kinds of ropes, beams, bridges and hurdles while you try to climb, balance, swing and jump to get to the next plattform.

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It’s of course handy to be free of giddiness 🙂 But also little milquetoasts will get around well after accomplishing the first easy parcours. The safety system is set of one of the highest safety levels available. You are always secured with at least one so called Smartie at a time. While going through one element of the parkour you are always secured by both Smarties. So really nothing can go wrong at all.

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As said before: Each parkour consist of several elements. At the beginning and at the end of each element there are platforms to rest. If you slip away of one beam, both Smarties will catch and safe you.

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After a short introduction about the safety system and about how to go through the parkour, you are off to explore all tracks and elements reaching from easy to hard. The most fun part is one of the many flying foxes. Here you „fly“ along a robe from one hill to the other side. Apart from the flying foxes you’ll get a great variety of beams, ropes, tubes to keep balance on and boards to be surfed from tree to tree.

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For sure you’ll be hungry after 2h of climbing. So bring some food and drinks with you or order from the bistro there. You can sit on the terrace where you have a nice overview of the park. There is also a BBQ which you can use.

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We really had a lot of fun there and can highly recommend it.

Prices:
Adults: weekday 17€ (weekend +2€)
Students: 16€ (weekend +2€)
Children: 13€ (weekend +2€)

Some more pictures of us in action:

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(Quelle: Karte & Smarty http://www.waldseilpark-dresden.de)

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April 15, 2016

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marc @ 7:19 pm

S-Bahn-Station Bischofsplatz

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Seit Anfang April 2016 gibt es in Dresden eine neue S-Bahn-Station.

Die S-Bahn-Station Bischofsplatz ist von uns keine 8min zu Fuß entfernt und bietet Euch den schnellen Zugang zur Bahnverbindung in Richtung Sächsische Schweiz und in Richtung Meißen.

Plant etwas mehr Zeit ein, da es dort nur einen Ticketautomaten gibt und der Andrang entsprechend groß ist!

Den Fahrplan findet Ihr hier.


 

Since April 2016 there is a new regular stop for the S-Bahn 1 near by.
You can reach the regular stop “Bischofsplatz” in less than 8min. It’s you new gateway to the Saxon Switzerland or to Meißen.

There is only one ticket machine – so please consider a bit more time in order to get your tickets when it’s busy.

The timetable can be found here.

Bild: DCB, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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April 6, 2016

Flightseeing 2.0 – Dresden from a bird’s view

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Das junge Startup Unternehmen, welches wir Euch als Gewinner des Dresdner Tourismuspreises letztes Jahr vorgestellt haben, hat sein Angebot über den Winter kräftig aufpoliert.
Damals noch mit einer DJI Phantom & ActionCam unterwegs, werden die spektakulären Luftaufnahmen mittlerweile mit einer DJI Inspire 1 Pro/Raw Drohne in satten 4K gefilmt.
Schaut mal bei Youtube rein – hier gibt es den neuen Channel von Flightseeing inkl. dem neuen Imagefilm. Hier könnt Ihr schon mal kräftig reinschnuppern und das schöne Dresden samt Umgebung in ca 100m Höhe aus der Vogelperspektive bestaunen.

Mittlerweile gibts eine aufgefrischte Homepage. Hier findet Ihr alle zukünftigen Veranstaltungen.


The young startup company, which has won the Dresden tourism trophy last year, has updated its homepage and equipment.

Back then they used a DJI Phantom & a GoPro for shooting their films. But from this year on, they are shooting with the DJI Inspire 1 Pro/Raw drone in 4K resolution.
Have a look on their Youtube channel inkl. the new image movie and start to fly around the rooftops of Dresden like a bird.
Meanwhile they have given their homepage a nice refresh.
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Die nächste Chance habt Ihr zur Saisoneröffnung am Elbsegler.
Hier die Daten:

Datum: 16.04.2016
Uhrzeit: 14.00 – 18.00 Uhr
Ort: Elbsegler Dresden
Eröffnungspreis: 5,00€ pro Live-Flug

Datum: 07.05.2016
Uhrzeit: 13.00 – 18.00 Uhr
Ort: Elbsegler Dresden
Normalpreis: 15€

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March 18, 2016

Weekend short tip: St. Patricks Day

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It’s never too late to come up with some short tips for the weekend 🙂

We are expecting some warm sunbeams and heartwarming 12 degrees.

3rd St Patricks Day Festival
Celebrate St Patricks Day today & tomorrow .
Start: 18th March 5pm
19th March 1pm
Where: Postplatz

Get some traditional Guinness, Kilkenny or some Irish whiskey and listen to:

Friday 18th 

18:30 – 18:45 – Dresden Pipes & Drums
18:45 – 19:30 – Pat Kearney
19:45 – 20:30 – The Farnabys
20:40 – 20:50 – Dresden Pipes & Drums
20:55 – 23:00 – The Farnabys
23:00 – 23:30 – Background Music
24:00 – Back to Shamrock or Dubliner

Saturday 19th

15:45 – 19:30 – The Cousins
19:45 – 19:55 – The Irish Dance Company Dresden
20:00 – 20:45 – Kilkenny Knights
20:45 – 21:00 – The Irish Dance Company Dresden
21:00 – 21:10 – Dresden Pipes & Drums
21:10 – 23:00 – Kilkenny Knights
23:00 – 23:30 – Background Music
24:00 – Back to Shamrock or Dubliner

(picture: http://www.zfootage.com)

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February 1, 2016

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marc @ 12:30 pm

Fly around Dresden

Hello guys,

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Apple just added Dresden to its Flyover Maps. Now you can “fly” around and explore Dresden in 3D.

You can checkout this website for all featured cities (at the moment Dresden is not on the list yet)
Jump to your maps app => enter dresden => click “satellite” => click on info => 3d map

Now its even easier to find us 🙂

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Try it yourself … it’s really fun to fly around Dresden

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January 21, 2016

What to do in Dresden during winter season Part II

What to do in Dresden during winter season Part II

Last week we published the first Part. In the meantime we did some brainstorming to come up with more. So today we want to give you some more ideas of what you could do during the winter season.

Relaxing Walks through the nearby Dresdner Heide

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There is a huge forest – the so called Dresdner Heide – just around the corner from the hostel. The entrance is about 5min away from us.

Checkout this website for some tour suggestions.
For example there is a nice tour to a gravel-pit with a fantastic view, or a longer but nice one to the Heidemühle.

Towers of Dresden

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Visit one of the many towers of Dresden and get a fantastic wide view from above.
Visit the Kreuzkirche (platform at 54m),  the Church of our ladies (platform at 67m), castle / Hausmannsturm (viewing platform at 38,62m), Rathausturm (platform at 68m), Dreikönigskirche (platform at 45m), or you can go and have a coffee at the highest beer garden in the Yenidze Kuppelrestaurant.

Wintertime is Part-time
Checkout our daily suggestion or banq for parties around the corner.

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Barhopping
Pretty uptodate is the website Kneipensurfer! Have a look and ask us at the reception for more information.

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Flea market @ Neustädter Markthalle
Each Saturday between 9.00am and 4pm you can wander through trash & treasures 🙂
Find the latest news & updates on Facebook
Checkout the interactive 3D walk through the hall.

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There is also a junk shop on Stetzscher Straße inside an old factory hall. You’ll find it on the USE-IT Map Dresden (No 38). You’ll find everything starting from wedding dresses, to furniture, books or records. Have fun haggling.

Botanic Garden
If it’s too cold outside and you are hanging for some tropic flair, you should visit the botanic garden. Btw: free entry
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Garden City of Hellerau
Hellerau is also known for its beautiful gardens and as the first garden city in Germany. It has it’s own center of arts. See the plan for shows and theatre acts. Sometimes you can see the dancers of the Palucca university.

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Famous “Kreuzchor” choir @ Kreuzkirche
If you want to listen to the famous choir you can attend the vespers each Saturday at 5pm. (entry 2€, 1h duration)

City Tour by tram 11
If you buy yourself a single trip ticket for 2,30€ you can take a ride through Dresden for 1h and visit most of the areas from Bühlau to Zschertnitz. here is the timetable with all stops.

Dresden Fortress
Visit the Dresden fortress and discover old subterranean vaults. Learn something about the defense strategy of Dresden’s bastioned fortification.
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Technische Sammlungen Dresden
It’s all about testing and experiencing science. There are all kinds of sections like math, science fiction, physics, astronautics all kinds of experimental science or computer gaming. Visit their website for more information.

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Free tours & walking tours Dresden
And of course there are different “free” tours. The tour itself is for free, but at the end you tip the guide what ever you valued the tour. There is freetoursdresden or you can have a look at DresdenWalks. Of course you can contact Danilo directly for his Nightwalk Dresden, his Kurt Vonnegut tour or his Street Art Tour

 

 

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January 14, 2016

What to do in Dresden during winter season

What to do during winter season?

Christmas holiday season is over, you survived the new years hang over, made your resolutions for the upcoming year and now what … ?
When you picture yourself winter, you might see a deep blue sky and shiny white snow. Well – IF there is snow! But be prepared for grey, wet and cold weather.
So here are our suggestions what to do for the next 2 month:

Saxon Switzerland – Bastei:

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The Bastei bridge might be one of the most well known destinations of the Saxon Switzerland. You don’t have to face a long hike and climbing passages. It’s easy to go there, no special hiking equipment necessary, impressive view and you can pretty much see everything that area stands for.

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Catch the train S1 from Neustadt station and get off in Kurort Rathen. From there it’s a nice easy walk to the Bastei bridge. Ask the receptionist for some details.

During winter season you might be lucky to get free access to the rock castle, which gives you a nice panorama view from another side.

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Overall it’s impressive also when it’s grey and cold. BUT DON’T forget windproof clothes 🙂


 

Militärhistorische Museum der Bundeswehr:

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The museum of military history Dresden is one of the best modern museums in town. It consists of an arsenal that was built in 1877 and a new extension designed by U.S. architect Daniel Libeskind.

You can walk through the history of war beginning in the Late Middle Ages to 1914 (ground floor), the Age of World Wars (first floor, west wing), and 1945 to the Present first floor, east wing).

The path through the ages is marked by ten main showcases that highlight critical turning points in German history: the Thirty Years’ War, the beginning and end of World War II, and the division and reunification of Germany.

The exhibition confronts you with your own potential for aggression and shows violence as a historical, cultural, and anthropological phenomenon.

Also there is are a huge numbers of large vehicles as tanks, airplanes and ships displayed outside the museum.
=> Take a quick walk there to get a first impression (you don’t have to pay entry for that :))

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Opening Hours Admission fees
Monday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.                           Regular admission: 5,00€
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.                           Reduced admission: 3,00€
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


 

Historic Green Vault

The Historic Green Vault is the treasure chamber of the dukes of Saxony. There are about 3,000 masterpieces of the jeweller’s and the goldsmith’s art, as well as precious objects made of amber and ivory, gemstone vessels and elegant bronze statuettes are presented without showcases in front of ornate mirrored display walls.

The visit of the Historical Green Vault is only possible with a timed ticket. You can buy them online or inside the castle.

Special advise: Check this page out. Here you can find a panorama tour through the museum.

 


Semper Opera

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Ask at the entrance for reduced tickets about 30min before the show starts. Sometimes they reduce prices for unsold tickets shortly before the show starts. You might be lucky to get a ticket for 15€ instead of 70€ and more 🙂 Best chances are on weekdays when they aren’t busy. Fingers crossed 😉

Checkout their shows on this website.


Nordbad 

The Nordbad is one of the oldest public swimming pools in town. You might have heard of bathhouses … thats one of them. There is a swimming pool and also a very nice sauna area.

It was first opened in 1859 and back than they had different sessions for men and women.

See these 2 websites for prices and opening times.

Special event: On 5th February and 4th March you can enjoy life to the fullest between 6pm and 10pm. You can relaxe with candles and special illumination and chill out sounds. We’d say there is nothing better when it’s cold outside.

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Cinema

If you wanna see a movie, we suggest to have a look here on this website.
There is a list of all movies in original language (OF) and original language with subtitle (OmU).


Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden

There is a new exhibition which you can visit until 3rd of July.

It’s about “Fast Fashion”, which is fascinating and enchanting, which seduces those we mix with and flatters our ego. It’s an essential expression of our personal lifestyles. But this fashion industry with all of it’s shiny side has also a very dark side of manufacturing.

You’ll be guided through different areas like consumption, economy, ecology and slow fashion.

Checkout their website for more information.

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