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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 filled with over 160 activities/events, including concerts, lectures, film screenings with discussion and much more. You can find the programme at this link.

The activities and events 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 is available citywide. As in previous years, the magazine appears in a German-English print edition. In addition, translations of the event programme in Arabic, French and Russian are available online.

You are invited to attend the Intercultural Days to gain an insight into the cultural diversity of our City.

Note on protection against infection:

To protect against infection with the Corona virus, please comply with current regulations on distancing and hygiene, and wear a nose and mouth covering where required. Please stay at home if you feel ill or could've been in contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2.

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:
auslaenderbeauftragte@dresden.de and rehor@auslaenderrat.de

Save the following dates

  • 4 October 2020, 4 p.m. 
    No foothold – Boxing and Remembrance
    Introduction and audio tour with original material by his relatives
    Location: Skulptur "9841" am Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden 
  • 5 October 2020, 6 p.m. 
    Dui Rroma 
    Film-screening followed by a discussion with the director Iovanca Gaspar and a piano concert with Adrian Gaspar. 
    Location: Plenarsaal, Neues Rathaus Dresden, Rathausplatz 1, 01067 Dresden 
  • 6 October 2020, 6 p.m. 
    The Dawn of Words 
    Die Morgendämmerung der Worte: Young people from Saxony’s Roma minority present these lyrical self-testimonies and poems.  Location: Erich-Kästner-Haus für Literatur, Antonstraße 1, 01097 Dresden 
  • 7 October 2020, 6 p.m. 
    The child on the list – the story of Willy Blum and his Family 
    The author Annette Leo reads from her book “Das Kind auf der Liste”, focusing on the history of local life and persecution. 
    Location: Filmtheater SCHAUBURG, Königsbrücker Straße 55, 01099 Dresden 
  • 11 October 2020, 3 p.m. 
    Fresh starts and upheavals - 30 years of Dresden´s Commissioner for Integration and Foreign Nationals  
    Only a few places left! 
    Location: Neues Rathaus Dresden, Rathausplatz 1, Plenary and Festival Hall 


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