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Intercultural Days in Dresden

Trailer of the Intercultural Days in Dresden © Nazanin Zandi und Kippelsteiner Filme

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 Intercultural Days

31th Intercultural Days in Dresden from 26 September to 17 October 2021

The motto of this year’s Intercultural Days is „Verantwortung. Gemeinsam. Leben.“, which roughly translates into „Living responsibly together“. It means that we are all part of a common urban society and clarifies how important it is to treat each other responsibly. The aim of the event weeks is to create opportunities for people to meet and get to know each other.

This years colourful programme is currently being developed. Over 150 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:

  • Strengthen political participation
  • Strengthen human and children’s rights
  • Encourage interfaith dialogue
  • Shaping the neighbourhood
  • Living a self-determined life

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

auslaenderbeauftragte@dresden.de and knoblich@auslaenderrat.de

More information about the Intercultural Days and the Intercultural Street Festival, who can participate and how to register, can be found further down this page.

Save the following dates

  • 26 September, 3 p. m.
    "Verantwortung. Gemeinsam. Leben." Ceremonial opening of the 31st Intercultural Days
    Location: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Lingnerplatz 1, Großer Saal
  • 2 October 2021, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Intercultural Street Festival – a celebration for the whole family
    Location: Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, near Albertplatz
  • 5 October 2021, 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Film screening: “Jorge – Tod eines Vertragsarbeiters“(1994) followed by a film discussion
    Location: Haus an der Kreuzkirche, An der Kreuzkirche 6, Mauersberger – Saal
  • 7 October 2021, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Peace Festival of the Children of Abraham
    Location: Neues Rathaus, Rathausplatz 1, Plenar-/ Festsaal
  • 10 October 2021, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    25 years of Dresden's Integration & Foreign Citizens Advisory Committee: Review of the Past, Look into the Future, Community Network Meeting
    Location: Neues Rathaus, Rathausplatz 1, Plenar-/ Festsaal
  • 17 October 2021, 5 p.m.
    "Klang-Brücken ins Paradies" - Closing event of the Intercultural Days 
    Location: TheaterRuine St. Pauli, Königsbrücker Platz


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