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December 22, 2016

New Years Activities 2016

2016 was awful! Truth must be said! We should be grateful that this year is finally over! Good bye right propaganda, good bye Brexit, good bye war, good bye Trump and good bye David Bowie (there are many more things to say good bye to). 2017, you MUST be better! Nevertheless we all should make it better!

I know you expected to read something about New Years Activities in Dresden now… sorry…here it comes:

View points to see the crazy fireworks of the Germans:

“Schwebebahn” in Dresden Loschwitz. The overhead railway, connects the “Körnerplatz” and the Dresden quarter Loschwitz on 273,8 meter since 1901. You can get a two way ticket at the entrance on “Körnerplatz” for 5 €. Up there, you have a really good view over Dresden (the Blue Wonder Bridge, the Old Town, the Elbe valley…at least till the smoke of thousands of firecrackers raises up). The “Schwebebahn” runs from 10 am to 1 am on the 31st.

Augustus Bridge in the Old Town. Like many other locals and tourists you could just walk to the old bridge which connects the New Town with the Old town. You won’t have a good view up on a hill (you are in the valley of the river), but you are in the middle of everything and you can see us going crazy. And you may also see some of the professional firework of the City of Dresden (which starts actually on “Theaterplatz”, where you can expect th official party organised of the city from 6pm to 1am…there is an entrance fee).

A secret tip is definitely the “Hellerberg” This hill, quite close to the New Town (20 minutes walk), was once a garbage hill, now covered with grassland and some walkways. It is a little hard to find, but worth the walk, you have an 360 degree overview over the whole city, the hill is very high, you will see everything, promise! And the best is, it is free. Only locals will be there. But bring a hat and a big sweater and your own drinks (there is literally nothing, no bar, no house, only you at the edge of the city…and the other few hundrets), because it will be damn cold after a while.

 

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After you saw the fireworks, you should literally run to one of the New Year Parties in the Neustadt area

(they will be crowded and you may not get in anymore, if you come too late):

“Shuffle your feet” in the Groovestation, Downtown and the Loft House (3 clubs for one ticket)- the Groovestation is one of the favourite clubs of the locals. All 3 clubs are in one backyard, so it will be easy to switch the dancefloors. Party with Electro and Indie music starts at 10pm.

The small Sabotage Club is really small with one dance floor only (cellar club). But it is a good alternative if you like Drum’n’Bass and Jungle music. Expect strobe lights and good local schnaps and many locals. The party starts at 11pm.

The TBA Club in the cellar of the Neustadt train station will be going on till the morning hours. There is no curfew. And it is the one and only Techno club in Dresden with a huge dancefloor (for Dresden standarts). Start is midnight.

The Scheune is the oldest Club in the New Town. There will be a Hip Hop/ Rap, Indie, Soul and Funk Party starting at midnight.

The Altes Wettbüro is on your way to the TBA Club. They will play Disco music and Electro and there will be a surprice live act as well. The party starts at midnight and costs 6€ entrance fee.

The Sektor Evolution is a little outside the New Town. You can walk there from the New Town in about 25 minutes or you take the night tram No. 7 to the “Industriegelände” station. From there it is a 10 minutes walk again, through the old industrial area (follow the crowd or google the place before, it is not easy to find). It is definitely the hugest club on 3 dancefoors. One of it is outside in a circus tent. They play Electro, HardTek and Techno sarting at midnight.

The biggest line up has the Puschkin Club, also outside the New Town (walkable in 25 minutes on foot from there). They’ll play Drum’n’Bass / Jungle and Techno on two floors for 8€ starting at midnight.

 

The New Town also offers you the biggest choice of bars in whole of Germany within 10 walking minutes in every direction from its centre (200 restaurants and bars).

So have fun and happy New Years to you all!

 

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