Photography of Dresden’s historic city center


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Opera, theatre & cabaret

There are numerous theatres in Dresden – from the Classical Theater to smaller theaters and cabarets. They offer a broad spectrum of plays and in summer you can enjoy the outdoor theater at the St. Pauli church ruin or on stages in the Zwinger (Zwinger courtyard open air, June to September) or the Royal Palace. There are occasionally some English plays in one of the smaller theaters, e.g. Theaterhaus Rudi.

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Dresden offers its visitors a huge diversity of museums, among them some of the most renowned in Germany. The most famous museums in Dresden are:

Green Vault – masterpieces of jewels, gold and other precious toys of our former regents
Old Masters Picture Gallery – seventeenth century paintings (amongst others Raffael’s Sistine Madonna)
New Masters Picture Gallery – nineteenth and twentieth century paintings ranging from romantic painters (Caspar David Friedrich up to Rotloff and Van Gogh)
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden – biological, social, and cultural dimensions of the human being

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The SLUB – the “Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek” Dresden is Saxon’s largest scientific library and is located next to the Department of Biology.

Further scientific libraries are:
Library of the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (focus on Engineering, Mathematics, Architecture)
Library of the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum (focus on natural sciences, health education, historic scientific literature)
“Städtische Bibliotheken Dresden”: There are more than 20 municipal libraries belonging to the “Städtische Bibliotheken” in Dresden, among them one special music library. Some of them have modern reading rooms well equipped with computers and internet access.

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Student Clubs

The TU Dresden in particular is the driving force behind a wide variety of student activities in Dresden. There are about 15 student clubs and much more other clubs where you can go for parties, concerts or dancing.

The Cultural Office of the TU Dresden provides a varied culture program.

Yearly events in Dresden

There is a large number of festivals and special events that makes Dresden a heaven
for visitors not only with families. Some regular events: