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Januar 11, 2010

Top 5 Winter Highlights in Dresden

1. This makes Dresden the best city destination for Winter: Do it like the locals! Cross country skiing along the river. Dresden has ideal big meadows to go on safely. You can do a tour example from the downtown area to the Blue Wonder Bridge or if you are in good condition: unto the castle of Pillnitz.It won’t look touristy, cause many Dresdner go by ski to work due to the bicycle paths are not free along the river.

2. Spend warming hours in Dresden’s splendid art museums! It’s low season and you don’t need to queue a lot for entrance tickets.You have free sight on to Rafael’s „Sistine Madonna“ (Yes, this painting hangs in Dresden!) and on all the other Rembrandts, Vermeers and Rubens, too.

3. Charge your fat reserves for the cold weather in the Chocolate bar (Schokoladenbar in German): Thick hot flavoured very yummy yummy chocolate and fat chocolate cakes, pralinées and muffins are available. Also if you love the new exotic variations you’ll find something too: chilis and peppers, for example.

4. Sledding down the hills: Do it like the little locals. Take a sledge and walk up the hills to dash down rapidly. Do it like the little locals pt.II: Scream: „Bahn frei, Kartoffelbrei!“ on your way down. In English: Clear the way, mashed potatoes!

5. Private student parties everywhere!! In the cold winter season , short time before the exams start, students die for everything that is a distraction from learning. If you bring your own beer, nobody will kick you out. It’s quiet normal to do not know the host of the party here. How do find out about a student party? Ask us!

Dezember 19, 2009

Highlights of Dresden in 2010

DD Silhoette Abendhimmel

2010 will be a great year for Dresden again, especially for all aficionados of museums:

March 6th (probably):

Opening of the Turkish Chamber: The Royal Palace is restaurated and offers again after 60 years the Turkish Chamber. You can expect to see over 600 oriental exhibits on about 750m². „The main attractions will be the sumptuous Ottoman state tents and the extensive range of parade tack displayed on life-sized Arab stallions carved especially for the exhibition. In conjunction with chain mail, helmets, flags, weapons and robes, these textile treasures depict the fascination of the Saxon electors with Ottoman art and culture. Dresden’s collection of Ottoman and Oriental-style art is one of the biggest in Germany. Its largest piece alone – a 20-metre-long, eight-metre-wide and six-metre-high Ottoman state tent with magnificent appliqués in silk and gold leather – was extensively restored at a cost of over €3.6 million.“ (

June 2010:

Reopening of the Albertinums: Since the big flood in 2002 the museum was closed and parts of the exhibition were displayed in other museums. The restauration and construction of the new foyer are supposed to finish now and therewith all the fantastic modern and contemporary master pieces of art from the 19th century to today will be hosted again in the Albertinum on the Brühlsche Terrasse.

End of 2010:

Opening of Historical Military Museum of the German Armed Forces