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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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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 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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December 23, 2015

What to do on Christmas Eve?

Santa Clause is coming to town

  • Sants’s personal airplane called „Christmas Air“ coming from Lapland (flight DRS2412) is landing at 10.30am at the Dresden international airport. There will be a little stage with christmas carols and little presents at the viewing plattform.
  • You can also meet him at the HBF (main station) at 10.51am. He’ll get off the train at plattform 14.
  • You can visit the famous Church of our Ladies for the vespers at 2pm/4pm/10pm.On 25th & 26th December there is also a vesper at 11am.
  • On 24th December you can watch Monty Pythons „Life of the Brian“ at the Schauburg Dresden Cinema at 9 o’clock.
  • On 25th December you can watch the Opera „Nutcracker“ by Peter I. Tschaikowsky in the Semper Opera
  • You could also visit the castle of Moritzburg and see the famous exhibition „Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel“. On 24th December its open until 1pm.
  • On 25th and 26th December (2pm/5pm/7.30pm) you can see the Dresden Residence Orchestra playing inside the Zwinger

Food:

Most of the restaurants are closed after lunch time!

=> So come and join us for our free dinner at 8 with potatoe salad and sausages

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December 7, 2015

Silvester 2015/2016 in der Dresdner Neustadt

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Wir wollen hier für Euch mal ein wenig die Veranstaltungen zur Silvesternacht bei uns in der Neustadt sammeln.
Natürlich werden wir den Beitrag fortlaufend erweitern für Euch.

Also los gehts:

Groovestation
Wer: Temp2016
Wieviel: Vvk. 6€
Wann: 23:00-04:00.
Was: Drum ‘n Bass, Hip Hop, Reggae, Breakbeat, Bass music.

Katy’s Garage
Wer: live Bands wie „Some Kind of Swing“
Wieviel: Eintritt frei
Wann: 20:00-04:00.
Was: 1. Floor DJ Tobo- Queerbeat ins neue Jahr & 2. Floor: DJ Edie- Electroswing, Balkan & schöner Außenbereich (am Lagerfeuer Robert Brower (Americana Country)) & Glühwein Lounge

Scheune
Wer: Beats statt Böller mit DJ DNZ und DJ PNM
Wieviel: 8€
Wann: Ab 23:00
Was: Old school, funk, soul, 60s, early groove.

Sektor Evolution
Wer: Sektor Crew aka Daimon Soundsystem
Wann: 23:59Uhr – bis ca 16Uhr :)
Was:  3 Floors mit Hardtek Acid Tribe – Techno House – Goa Psy
Mehr Infos bei Facebook

TBA Club
Wer: Local Dresden Techno NYE“ mit Felix Valentin (AMP / / R), MRK9 (AMP / / R), Navigate (Lokalhelden/ Suburbia), tba
Wann: Das Geballer drinne geht los, nachdem das Geballer draußen vorbei ist – also 01:00 Uhr.
Was: Techno & Elektro

Sabotage
Wer: György de Val (Spur1-Music), Cosai (Spur1-Music), SuBMeaninG, Engholm (Signal Error)
Wieviel: tba
Wann: 23:59 Uhr
Was: Drum`nBass, Breaks, Glitch

Kiezklub
Wer: DJ O2 & DJ Bane & DJ Tunis
Wieviel: 5€ (VVK: 4€)
Wann: 23Uhr
Was: Floor 1: Black, Elektro, Charts & Floor 2:Rock, 80s, 90s, Tras, Remmidemmi

Rosis Amüsierlokal
Bisher sind hier keine Informationen online. Beliebter Treff für viele Studenten. Große Bar, Dancefloor, DJ und schöne Sitzecken
Wieviel: In der Regel ist der Eintritt frei
Was: Rock & RocknRoll & Swing & Hardcore

 

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November 25, 2015

Medieval christmas market 2015

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Hey guys,

this years medieval christmas market just opened it’s doors to the public located inside the stable yard! It’ll be open until the 23rd December from 11am till 9.30pm.

The stable yard used to be part of the residential castle of Dresden. It used to be the location for many horseshows. It’s one of the oldest show places in Germany you can visit.

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This christmas market is kept close to the medieval theme. You’ll find no plastic, nearly no electrical light and no nonstop-christmas-carols :)

All merchants are dressed accordingly and are working with typical tools and materials. So you’ll see real craftsmen.

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Talk to the blacksmith, tanner or cabinetmaker about their work.

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There is a little stage where you can listen to some typical music or watch short theater plays.

Especially on weekend there are well known medieval bands playing or you can watch some nice fire shows. Just check the homepage for the program.

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During the week there is free entry. Only during the weekend you’ll have to pay 3€. But it’s worth it :)

For further information you can visit the official website.

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July 15, 2015

USE-IT app is out now!

You might have already had one of the USE-IT Maps in your hand when visiting towns like Antwerp, Barcelona, Bologna, Bruges, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Granada, Oslo, Prague or many others.

Great news: There is now an app (download on Itunes for your I-Phone) out there, so you can already download and check around the city you want to visit even before you arrive. The app currently contains Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Dresden, Ghent, Leuven, Mechelen, Mons, Ostrava, Padua, Prague and Utrecht.

So here is what you get!

First you will be asked to download the content for each destination. Good thing about that: You just need to download what you need and your memory of your phone stays clean for your pictures & music! Also the app works completly offline from that point on. No need to waste precious mobile data or the need of a WiFi Hotspot :)

If there are any updates content wise, you can of course update it!

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First you get the overview of the map of your destination. You can easily see all categories spread all over the city. You can either just choose one category at a time – for example if you ask yourself „Where do I find something to eat“. Or of course you can also show all categories at the same time.

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You can choose from: See, Eat, Drink, Shop, Chill, Go Out

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So if you have read about, for example, the “Kunsthofpassage” in Dresden somewhere, click on the Button to view the location on the map and get some information about it.

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Of course you also will find all important sights, hostels, bars, parks, shops, nightshops, supermarkets, cash machines, post offices, bike rentals, bus & train stations or tourist offices.

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Instead of browsing through the map, you can easily browse through the list. Found something interesting? Click on it and get important information about the sight, opening times, homepage or entry fees. Add it to your personal list and hit the road to get there.

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Choose the list „near me“ to check out everything in your area. It will give you a rough idea about the walking distances! You can click on the info button to get some more fun facts about your destination.

So there also is a 5 minutes of history text to fresh up your history knowledge and more useful information. You also get some basic tourist information how things are going there. And of course some hints where to find the best party spots in town.

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You can give your best in learning how to act like a local :)

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If you think, that you have seen all of Dresden, you can check out the surroundings.

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So but what makes this app so special in comparison to other city guides? And why should you definitely check it out?
There is a fun feature called “Walk the dog
On your map there will be mans best friend walking a tour through the city. So take your leash and follow him. He will take you on a guided tour in real time. If there are others doing it at the same time as you, chances are pretty high to meet fellow traveller on your way!

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More good news: No strings attached! The app is totally free, no in-app purchases, nothing!
The USE-IT app has been financed through a crowdfunding campaign and donations of some municipalities.
If you feel the need to support the campaign in any way – be it some missing information, then contact them on Contact USE-IT! If you wanna buy their love, feel free to donate on Buy their Love!

 

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