Blaues Wunder

Wonders in Dresden

Dresden – experience a «Blue Wonder» during your studies!

When in Dresden, one only has to stroll along the banks of the Elbe to experience a «Blue Wonder» - in this case a bridge which connects the two sides of the river. The city is full of inspiring sights, sounds and other sensory delights which make it more than just an appealing place to study.
A total of six universities and colleges make student life in Dresden varied, exciting and international. Cooperation between these seats of higher education enhances the student experience in a variety of ways.

Home to over 500,000 inhabitants and worthy of its reputation as the “Florence on the Elbe”, Dresden not only exudes urban flair, but also delivers a high standard of living due to its manageable size.

The city’s many plus points include affordable accommodation and the lively Neustadt quarter, which features a large number of bars, restaurants, small shops and a variety of galleries which exhibit works by young artists. The «KultTourCard» makes the wealth of cultural offerings on offer affordable for students, and includes a range of reductions on the price of exhibitions and performances at the Dresden State Art Collections, German Hygiene Museum, Semper Opera House, Dresden Philharmonic, city-run museums and various state-run theatres. These cultural flagships combine with a panoply of smaller artistic initiatives and artist-run galleries to create a cultural environment of considerable quality.

The summer months are a real treat for cineastes, with a big screen set up on the banks of the Elbe to show a series of films against the enchanting backdrop of the illuminated Brühlsche Terrasse. The Elbe also provides the scenery for a range of other leisure pursuits such as cycling or relaxing in a beer garden. The charming region around Dresden also helps students to feel at home in their new surroundings, and whether it is walking through bizarre rock formations and idyllic valleys in Saxon Switzerland, sipping a glass of local wine in Radebeul or swimming in the lakes around Moritzburg Castle, Dresden is undeniably a wonderful place to live and study.