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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 1, 2011

FESTIVAL 26th to 28th of Aug

The colourful and familiar Hechtfest, this time from the 26.-28. August 2011, that means 3 days with free live music (Pitchtuner, Off Beat Foundation, Eiszeitklub, Brother Honk & Unkmanganis, Oh Alter Knaben Herrlichkeit, The Lazy Boys, The Pond Pirates, the original Hecht-men-choir, the Ukrainiens, Rummelsnuff, Radiophon, Tokamak Reactor…), neighbour dog race, theatre, skate contest on miniramp, fire poi and streetgames not only for children and lots of self made food and drinks.

The Hechtquarter is in the north of Dresden, not far from the lively Neustadt quarter along the Hechtstraße, Rudolf- Leonard Straße and St Pauli Church,…

Here are some collected infos for you:

Rosis Stage:

flea market area:

Fichtenstraße between St. Pauli-Ruine and Hechtstraße

traditional dog race:

organised by the vet Dr. Fischer

alternative AZ Conni club:

What’s up in detail? You can check this out beginning of August here.

We wish you a lot of fun! See you there!