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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

32nd Intercultural Days in Dresden
from 18th September to 9th October 2022

The motto of this year’s Intercultural Days is „Dresden. Gemeinsam. Gestalten.“ which roughly translates into „Creating Dresden 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 this years Intercultural Days, including concerts, lectures, film screenings with discussion and much more.

The activities and events will have the following main topics:

  • Shaping the neighbourhood
  • Migration and environment – acting against climate change together
  • Strengthen human and children’s rights
  • Giving a voice to stories of migration
  • Promoting linguistic diversity

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 ikt@auslaenderrat.de

Participation in the Intercultural Street Festival

You can also participate in the Intercultural Street Festival. This is a family festival, which takes place on 24th September 2022 at “Jorge-Gomondai-Platz” in Dresden-Neustadt. You can contribute to the stage program with singing or dancing. If you're part of an association or initiative, you can also make an information stand about your group.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2022. All important information about the Intercultural Street Festival and the application can be found at www.auslaenderrat.de/veranstalter

We are looking forward to your registrations!

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.

Dates to reserve

18th September 
3 p.m.

Dresden. Gemeinsam. Gestalten. 
Official opening ceremony of the 32nd Intercultural Days
Neues Rathaus, Plenar-/Festsaal
Rathausplatz 1, 01067 Dresden

24th September
12 – 5 p.m.

Intercultural Street Festival for the Whole Family     
Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, Nähe Albertplatz

29th September 
5 - 8 p.m.

Peace Festival of the Children of Abraham
Neues Rathaus, Plenar-/Festsaal
Rathausplatz 1

9th October
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Closing ceremony of the 32nd Intercultural Days
Theaterruine St. Pauli,
Königsbrücker Platz

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