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November 21, 2014

Geocaching Tour in der Dresdner Neustadt


Wenn Ihr Lust habt, die Dresdner Neustadt abseits der touristischen Pfade zu erkunden, dann schaut mal bei Schatzsuche-Dresden vorbei.

Das Team bietet 2 neue Geocaching-Touren durch die Neustadt und entlang der Elbwiesen für Solospieler, 2er Teams & kleinere Gruppen an.

Dabei geht es mit modernster GPS-Navigationstechnik und weiteren kleinen Hilfsmitteln auf die Suche nach verborgenen Hinweisen und geheimen Zahlen. Dabei löst ihr knifflige Aufgaben, die Euch bei geschickter Kombination letztendlich zu einem kleinen Schatz führen.

Ihr bekommt zu Anfang eine kleine Einweisung in die Technik und habt anschließend ca 2,5h Zeit um zur Rätsel’s Lösung zu gelangen.

Das kleine Abenteuer bestreitet Ihr dabei alleine. Solltet Ihr einmal in der Klemme stecken, hilft Euch das Team aber gerne weiter.

Folgende Preise für die Neustadt-Tour:

– „Einzelkämpfer“ (1 Person): 39,- Euro incl. MwSt
– „2+1“ (bis zu 3 Personen): 59,- Euro incl. MwSt
– „Teamplay“ (bis zu 6 Personen): 99,- Euro incl. MwSt
Wer ein Smartphone sein Eigen nennt, kann auch an der Altstadtrallye teilnehmen.

Hierbei lernt Ihr in 2,5h die Sehenswürdigkeiten  von Augusts’ Residenzstadt, sowie einige historische Hintergrundinformationen kennen und begebt euch dazu auf die Suche nach versteckten QR-Codes.

Voraussetzung ist ein Smartphone mit Internetverbindung und einer App für QR-Scanning (wobei euch das Team bei der Einrichtung hier gerne hilft).

Folgende Preise für die QR-Code-Tour:

– „Einzelkämpfer“ (1 Person): 49,- Euro incl. MwSt
– „2+1“ (bis zu 3 Personen): 79,- Euro incl. MwSt
– „Teamplay“ (bis zu 6 Personen): 109,- Euro incl. MwSt

Buchungen werden direkt per Telefon & E-Mail in der Zeit zwischen 10.00-18.00Uhr entgegen genommen.

Telefon: 0351 8973 4295geocache-398016_640



August 18, 2013

Festival: Hechtfest – or the little sister of the BRN

You could translate Hechtfest with pike festival – but no, it’s not about eating pikes and who’s gonna catch the biggest fish from the Elbe. Hechtfest is simply a festival of a district in Dresden called Hechtviertel, which is only a 10-minute-walk away from our hostel, along the Hechtstraße, Rudolf- Leonard Straße and St Pauli Church,…. So instead of eating good smoked fish it is about music, arts, drinking beer, meeting people and having fun. Some people claim the Hechtfest to be the new BRN-festival (we have posted about it earlier this year) only a little smaller.

Anyways, the festival is taking place from August 23rd to August 25th in the Hechtviertel area. So come visit, get some funky souvenir at the little fleamarkets organised by families living in this area, join some concerts, see some art, take part in a football match, or visit the dog race. And the best ting about it: it’s all for free!

You can find more information and the whole programme on the website:
Unfortunately it’s all in German, but I’m sure you can click your way through it ;)



August 12, 2013

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Elionore von Spira @ 9:16 am

Palais Summer

The Palais Summer has started again. It is a cultural festival taking place in the park of Japanisches Palais in Dresden from August 1st to August 25th. The focus of this festival is on art connected to the awarding of the Canaletto award. But even if you say “I’ve visited the old masters gallery the whole day long – I cannot take anymore art”  you don’t need to worry. It’s not like that. There are some paintings of local artists exhibited somewhere at the side of the garden. What is much more interesting is the programme that is going on during these days. There are piano nights, audio drama nights, you can take part in some yoga courses (at various times during the day), watch movies or join some painting performances such as nude painting in the park – where else can you get this if not in Dresden?!

And what is best: all these events are for free! You can even get blankets or deck chairs there, in case it gets cold at night.

So why not spend a day or two in Dresden and visit the Palais Summer?!

On their website you can get more information and also find the whole programme:


September 29, 2012

Neustadt Art Festival

Beautiful, small self – made festival in the beautiful, alternative, not so well known part of the Neustadt quarter (Dresden, Prießnitzstrasse). Meet and see bands and musicians, fire poi artists, self- made food and much more, this weekend from the 28th to the 30th of September 2012! It is for free!


July 8, 2012

HechtFest (english)

It’s summer and it’s time to celebrate in the streets of Dresden together with friends, neighbors, strangers…!!!

From August 24th to August 26th a quarter called “Hechtviertel” will open its doors and everyone is invited to join the colorful , cheerful event that is going on! There will be four stages where you can listen and dance to Folk, Independent, Reggae and Ska. You can also see lots of artists in the streets or try some home-baked cake in one of the backyards. One of the highlights is the bobbycar-race on Saturday morning or the big breakfast in the streets on Sunday.

The “Hechtviertel” is in the north of Dresden just next to the “Neustadt”. From “Lollis Homestay” you will get there after only ten minutes walk!



Bald ist es wieder soweit, auch dieses Jahr wird es wieder ein buntes Treiben auf den Straßen und in den Hinterhöfen des Dresdner Hechtviertels geben!

Vom 24.-26. August 2012 gestalten die Anwohner des Viertels ein quirliges, fröhliches Programm. So feiern bald Jung und Alt, Groß und Klein, Anwohner und Besucher, Nachbarn, Freunde, Fremde… Auf vier Bühnen wird Live-Musik gespielt, von Folk über Indepentent und Reggae bis Ska. Überall sieht man Straßenkünstler und -verkäufer, in Hinterhöfen gibt es (meist) selbstgebackenen Kuchen und zahlreiche kulturelle Programmpunkte. Auch für die Kleinen gibt es viele Kinderprogramme. Höhepunkte sind u.a. das Bobbycar-Rennen am Samstagvormittag oder das Hunderennen, bei dem alle großen und kleinen Hunde des Viertels teilnehmen dürfen. Am Sonntag endet das Fest dann mit einem großen Straßenfrühstück.

Das Hechtviertel liegt am Dresdner Norden und grenzt unmittelbar an die Neustadt. Von “Lollis Homestay” erreichst du das HechtFest innerhalb von 10 Minuten.


July 8, 2011

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Lolli @ 5:27 pm

NEW: tours to interesting places around Dresden

From now on we offer some tours to the surroundings of Dresden.  You can easily book them through the hostel reception, just send us an email to or give us a call: +49 (0) 351 – 810 84 58.  If a full day tour is to long for you, all of this tours can be done as a half day trip with a shortened itinerary for about half of the prices stated here.

If you book one of the tours, you can also benefit from our special offer, you will get a 5 Euro discount for one night of accomdation.

Royal Treasure Hunt – Once around Dresden

On this tour you’ll get the chance to visit many of the neighboring castles of Dresden and Meissen, starting off with the Moritzburger hunting- and pleasure lodge of August the Strong and the late baroque Pheasant Castle. Then you’ll travel to Meissen and walk along its cobblestone streets to visit the Albrechtsburg and the oldest cathedral in Saxony. Circling back and beyond Dresden, you’ll journey to a famous little palace on the Elbe styled in European-Chinese baroque. From there you’ll come to the famous Blue Wonder bridge. Here you’ll also be able to take a ride on the world’s oldest suspension cable car where, at the top, you’ll enjoy a fantastic view.

The tour lasts approximately 7 hours. Costs include transportation and the tour guide. 20 Euros per person starting at groups of three, 25 Euros per person for two people, and 50 Euros for an individual tour.

Saxon Switzerland Tour

Just east of Dresden is the national park Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland. Its bizarre sandstone rock formations and untouched nature is a hiker’s and climber’s paradise and for all who just want to get away from the city. After a hefty climb up to the world famous Bastei Bridge with its capital views of the river valley and stone mesas, the tour continues to the Festung Königstein, a fortress with a 750 year history. The third highlight is a trip to Gräfin Cosel’s fated castle in the middle of the medieval city of Stolpen.

The tour lasts approximately 8 hours. Costs include transportation and the tour guide. 25 Euros per person starting at groups of three, 30 Euros per person for two people, and 55 Euros for an individual tour.

In the Land of Sorbs, Slavs, Silesians … and Dinosaurs

The first stop is at the city of Bautzen. Over a thousand years old, it’s the capital of the Sorbs. There you’ll also visit the dinosaur park called Saurierpark Kleinwelka where, if you’re feeling brave, you can walk among and pet 100 life size concrete dinos. Afterwards, travel on to Görlitz. This beautiful art nouveau and turn-of-the-19th-century city will entice you to linger a while. On the way back Löbtau offers sweeping views of the Saxon countryside from the König-Friedrich-August-Tower, a structure fondly called the Eiffel Tower of Saxon.

The tour lasts approximately 8 hours. Costs include transportation and the tour guide. 30 Euros per person starting at groups of three, 40 Euros per person for two people, and 70 Euros for an individual tour.