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The current Saxon online newspaper. Current news from art and culture of today from Saxony Dresden Chemnitz Leipzig

An employee of the City History Museum points to a golden Krakow nativity scene / Photo: Patricia Bartos/dpa

Christmas exhibition in Leipzig shows Krakow nativity scenes

Colorful Krakow nativity scenes have been on display in a Christmas exhibition in Leipzig since Wednesday. The special exhibition in the Old Town Hall was created in cooperation with the Muzeum Krakowa, as the city administration announced on Wednesday. It is also intended to celebrate the 50-year p ..

Dr. Grit Lemke, at the European Doc-film in China 2010 / Photo: Wenhao Yu/EPA/dpa

Author criticizes Lusatia Festival

At the Lusatia Festival, local identity is supposed to meet internationality. But the concept is becoming a bone of contention between regional artists and the management. A well-known author finds clear words.

Visitors to a Christmas market stand at a stall selling sweets. / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Christmas market season opens: Meissen makes the start

The Christmas market season opened in Saxony on Monday. The Free State is particularly known for its unique Christmas craftsmanship, from Erzgebirge arts and crafts to Dresden Christmas stollen and Herrnhut stars, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced on Monday. Highlights in many cities are ..

The sun shines on the Panorama Museum, which is to be renovated ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Peasants' Wars in 2025. / Photo: Michael Reichel/dpa

Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen before partial renovation

The Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen with its oversized painting of the Peasants' War by Leipzig painter Werner Tübke is to be partially renovated. Work on the outer concrete wall of the circular building, which opened in 1989, is to begin next year, as a spokeswoman for the Thuringian Ministry of ..

A pair of reading glasses lies on an open paper book / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa/Illustration

Book Day: Schoolchildren receive a story as a gift

Ahead of World Book Day next year, pupils in Saxony are to receive a story written especially for the day as a gift. Teachers of fourth and fifth graders as well as special education and welcome classes have been able to order book vouchers for this purpose since Wednesday, the Saxon Ministry of Cul ..

Passers-by watch the erection of a 55-year-old Colorado fir tree on the Altmarkt / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Dresden Striezelmarkt opens on November 29

Dresden will soon be able to "striezel" again. Construction for the 589th Dresden Striezelmarkt is in full swing, the city announced on Monday. From November 29 to December 24, more than 200 stalls ranging from arts and crafts to culinary delights will attract visitors to the Altmarkt. The Stollen F ..

Raindrops can be seen on a car windshield. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolic image

Rain and wind expected in Saxony

Wind and squalls as well as rain are expected in Saxony at the start of the week. According to the German Weather Service (DWD) on Monday, it will be mainly overcast during the course of the day. There will be prolonged rain on the border with Brandenburg and showers in western Saxony. There will be ..

A violinist plays in a concert / Photo: Daniel Reinhardt/dpa/Archivbild

"Impuls" festival for new music ends with records

The multi-week, transnational "Impuls" festival for new music has set several records, according to director Hans Rotman. "We had 21 festival days, 60 artists, ten collectives, eight sound installations, four ensembles and an orchestra, which is more than ever before," said Rotman on Friday at the l ..

A tester holds a Christmas stollen in his hand / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Every year again: judges rate Dresden Christmas stollen

It is sniffed, felt, inspected and tasted: On Tuesday, a jury tested the famous Christmas stollen for its inner and outer texture, smell and taste during a public test in Dresden. The experts have been examining a total of 152 stollen since October, according to the Dresden Stollen Protection Associ ..

Saxony's Minister of Culture Barbara Klepsch speaks during a press conference / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Saxon Museum Prize 2023 goes to Dippoldiswalde

The Saxon Museum Prize 2023, endowed with 20,000 euros, goes to Dippoldiswalde (Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains district). The award was presented to the Lohgerber Museum & Gallery in Dresden on Monday, as announced by the Ministry of Culture.

Construction fences surround the site of the future Freedom and Unity Monument on the Schloßfreiheit at the Humboldt Forum. / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/Archive image

Unity Monument at risk: 2.5 million euros in additional funding

The completion of the Freedom and Unity Monument in Berlin is at risk without additional federal funding, according to the general contractor. According to information from Friday, the Stuttgart office of Milla & Partner has asked the Federal Institute for Building and Regional Planning, which i ..