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Intercultural Days in Dresden

Dresden is a diverse and cosmopolitan city. Every year during September and October the people of Dresden gather to celebrate Intercultural Days. The festivities are held at different locations in the city. One of the highlights of Intercultural Days, for example, takes place at the Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, where the Intercultural Street Festival is annually celebrated.

The core purpose of Intercultural Days is to promote mutual understanding between the residents of Dresden regardless of appearance, gender, origin or religion. A large variety of different events during Intercultural Days offers the opportunity to discover the community we live in and create new ideas together. Moreover, they also encourage the collaborative spirit of working together and interactions from a position of equality as well as the reduction of prejudices and stereotypes.

Most of the events are free of charge and offer a great variety of activities for every taste and every age. From discussion forums, movie nights and concerts, to sport events and district festivals – any topic of cultural, social and political nature is appreciated. Intercultural Days are generally organised on a voluntary basis. All the people of Dresden as well as its institutions, who would like to contribute to an open-minded and tolerant attitude of people living here, are welcome to participate.

Poster of 30th Intercultural Days

30th Intercultural Days in Dresden from 20 September until 11 October 2020

Every year Intercultural Days have a new motto. This year it is “My Name is Human”. It expresses that we are all the same despite our differences.

This years colourful programme is currently being developed. Over 100 activities/events will take place during the this years Intercultural Days, including concerts, lectures, film screenings with discussion and much more.

The activities and events will have the following main topics:

  • Living self-determined – overcoming disadvantages
  • Shaping the neighbourhood – encouraging encounters
  • Discovering diversity of faiths – engaging in an interfaith dialogue

The programme will be available citywide from the beginning of September. As in previous years, the magazine will appear in a German-English print edition. In addition, translations of the event programme in Arabic, Farsi and Russian will be available online.

Please note:

Should there be any subsequent changes regarding the location, date or content of your event, please inform us as soon as possible in order to avoid any uncertainty or requests from visitors.

Please send changes to the following e-mails: and

Save the following dates

  • 20 September 2020 at 3 p.m.:
    Opening of the 30th Intercultural Days
    Location: Neues Rathaus Dresden, Rathausplatz 1, Plenary und Festival Hall
  • 8 - 9 October 2020:
    "SEEING and TALKING on an Equal Ground" - Conference on history, stereotypes, culture and reinforcement of Roma and Sinti in Dresden and Saxony
    Location: Neues Rathaus Dresden, Rathausplatz 1, Plenary and Festival Hall
  • 11 October 2020 at 3 p.m.:
    30 Years Commissioner for Integration and Foreign Citizens in Dresden
    Location: Neues Rathaus Dresden, Rathausplatz 1, Plenary and Festival Hall