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A plaque with the inscription "Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft" is embedded in the façade at the entrance to the Senckenberg Museum. / Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa

Mobile stations to bring research work closer

The Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden want to arouse interest in their research with mobile research stations. From April to September, two research bikes will provide information on various topics at different locations in Dresden on five Saturdays, as a spokeswoman announced on Frida ..

A plaque with the inscription "Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft" is embedded in the façade at the entrance to the Senckenberg Museum. / Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa

Mobile stations to bring research work closer

The Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden want to arouse interest in their research with mobile research stations. From April to September, two research bikes will provide information on various topics at different locations in Dresden on five Saturdays, as a spokeswoman announced on Frida ..

A forest toilet stands along the Forststeig trekking route in the Saxon Switzerland National Park / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Trekking in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains: forest trail accessible

Overnight stays are once again permitted in Saxon Switzerland. The opening of the Elbe Sandstone Forest Trail on Tuesday marked the start of the trekking season in the rugged rocky world of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. According to the national park and forest administration in Bad Schandau, all ov ..

Numerous visitors stand on a viewing platform on the Bastei rock formation in the Saxon Switzerland National Park on German Unity Day / Photo: Frank Hammerschmidt/dpa

Saxony's tourism regions in demand at Easter

Spring is the first tourism highlight of the year. Saxony's regions are hoping for the best weather at Easter, which will entice visitors to go hiking and cycling - but also to enjoy culture.

Trucks are stuck in a traffic jam on the A2 / Photo: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa/Symbolic image

ADAC expects full highways at the start of the Easter vacations

The ADAC expects the highways in Saxony to be full at the start of the Easter vacations. Especially on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, holidaymakers, commuters and Easter excursionists will converge there, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Both days are also among the busiest of the year in the Fr ..

The electric locomotive EA02 (l) and the steam locomotive "Moritz" at Zoo station in the Great Garden in the engine shed / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Over 1000 guests at the start of the Dresden Park Railway season

More than 1000 guests took one of the first rides on the Dresden Park Railway on Sunday. "It was a brilliant start to the season," said a spokeswoman for Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten gGmbH on Monday. Two mini-trains pulled by electric locomotives will be running on the 5.6-kilometer route ..

Sweets in jars with the label "I love Karls Döbeln" in the strawberry-cherry flavor, taken at the opening of Karls Erlebnis-Dorf / Photo: Daniel Schäfer/dpa

Fire department operation at Karl's adventure village in Döbeln

One day after the opening, the fire department arrived at Karl's Adventure Village in Döbeln (Central Saxony district) on Sunday morning. The alarm was triggered by a fire alarm system at around 5.20 am, said Steffen Janasek, head of the local fire brigade. On site, however, it turned out to be a mi ..

The mascot Karlchen lies in the sales area of Karl's Adventure Village / Photo: Daniel Schäfer/dpa

First Karls Adventure Village opens in Saxony

Many Baltic Sea vacationers have known Karl's Adventure Villages for some time. From now on, the chain is also present in Saxony: many families did not miss the opening in Döbeln on Saturday.

A "Tierpark" sign stands in front of the Chemnitz Zoo (Saxony). / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Chemnitz Geoffroy's spider monkeys relocated to the Canary Islands

Chemnitz Zoo has said goodbye to its Geoffroy's spider monkeys. Two females of these endangered Central American primates last lived at the zoo, the city announced on Friday. As there were no offspring and the group was getting smaller and smaller, the zoo decided to stop keeping this species. The r ..

The start of the Wasalauf 2015 / Photo: Ulf Palm / Tt/dpa/Archivbild

Difficult conditions at the 100th Wasalauf in Sweden

In difficult weather conditions, the athletes set off on the 90-kilometer route at the 100th Wasalauf in Sweden. With 16,000 participants, the prestigious fun run is the largest cross-country skiing event in the world and is also considered the toughest ski race in the world. Torleif Syrstad and Emi ..

Cars drive along a road in the lightly snow-covered Ore Mountains / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

"Could have been better": mixed ski season

Heat and rain have taken their toll on the slopes in Saxony and skiing is currently suspended throughout the Ore Mountains. Holidaymakers have to switch to alternatives to traditional winter sports.

Bryan Adams, musician, sings during the TV fundraising gala "Ein Herz für Kinder". / Photo: Sebastian Christoph Gollnow/dpa/Archivbild

Bryan Adams comes to Germany for several concerts

Rock singer Bryan Adams (64, "Summer of '69") is coming to Germany for several concerts. The Canadian will be stopping off in Düsseldorf (5.10.), Hamburg (6.10.), Frankfurt (8.10.), Stuttgart (9.10.) and Leipzig (10.10.) with his "So Happy It Hurts Tour" in October 2024, the organizer announced on M ..

Overview of Hall 5 at the Central German Crafts Fair 2019 at the Leipzig Trade Fair. / Photo: Peter Endig/dpa/Archiv

Start of the Central German Crafts Fair in Leipzig

From this Saturday, the Central German Craft Fair will be presenting the latest innovations for home, garden and leisure in Leipzig. The show will take place in combination with the Haus-Garten-Freizeit trade fair, as the organizer announced on Friday. Around 750 exhibitors from 20 countries are exp ..

View of the party logo at an AfD federal party conference / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/Symbolic image

AfD parliamentary group wants to allow horse riding on all forest paths

The AfD parliamentary group in the Saxon state parliament wants to reform the Forest Act and allow horse riding on all paths. The parliamentary group presented a draft bill to this effect on Thursday. "Saxony is one of four federal states in which riding in the forest is restricted. In the Free Stat ..

The SEZ sports and recreation center in Berlin Friedrichshain on Landsberger Allee / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

GDR adventure pool SEZ in Berlin to be demolished

The former sports and recreation center (SEZ) in Berlin, the GDR's flagship adventure pool, is to be demolished. According to the current development plan, around 500 apartments and a new school are to be built on the site. "The implementation of the development plan will require the demolition of t ..

The stalls at the 589th Dresden Striezelmarkt are brightly lit for the opening / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Two million visitors to Striezelmarkt in 2023

According to the city, around two million people will have visited this year's Dresden Striezelmarkt. This means that the number of visitors is still below the level before the coronavirus pandemic, as a city hall spokesperson said on Friday in response to an inquiry. Two days before the end of the ..

People swimming in a swimming pool / Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa/Symbolic image

Dresden pools to increase prices from January 2024

Dresden's swimming pools are increasing their prices next year. From January 1, 50 cents more will be charged for a visit, as the operators announced on Thursday. The increase will apply across all facilities and tariffs. Managing Director Matthias Waurick explained: "After keeping our prices stable ..

Lion cubs explore the outdoor enclosure at Leipzig Zoo with their mother Kigali / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Leipzig Zoo raises ticket prices slightly

For the first time in four years, Leipzig Zoo is raising its prices slightly. This is due to rising costs in all areas, the zoo announced on Wednesday. Accordingly, prices will be increased by 1 euro per ticket for children (14 euros) and adults (22 euros) on March 21, 2024. The family ticket will t ..

Lion cubs explore the outdoor enclosure at Leipzig Zoo with their mother Kigali / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Leipzig Zoo raises prices

For the first time in four years, Leipzig Zoo is increasing prices by 1 euro per ticket for children and adults and by 4 euros for the family ticket.

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 ..

A wall blocks off the Störmthal Canal between Markkleeberg Lake (above) and Störmthal Lake / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Study planned for the rehabilitation of the Störmthal canal

The restoration of the closed Störmthaler Canal in Leipzig's Neuseenland region remains a long way off. First of all, a feasibility study should now be commissioned to clarify whether and how the stability of the lock structure can be restored, the mining reclamation company LMBV announced on Wednes ..

Young people skating / Photo: Bodo Schackow/dpa

Start of the ice skating season in Saxony

Since the beginning of October, the ice rinks have been open again in many places. The pre-season runs until the end of the month, but in some counties ice sports enthusiasts will have to wait until the beginning of November.

The former Chemnitzer Verkehrs-AG (CVAG) depot on Zwickauer Strasse in the Kappel district / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

To nap in concert: hammocks on garage campus

Jacket or pajamas, evening dress or nightgown? This is the question facing concertgoers in Chemnitz this weekend. The future garage campus of the European Capital of Culture 2025 is hosting a sleep concert.

Musicians of the Dresden Festival Orchestra perform at the opening of the Dresden Music Festival / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Music festival after pandemic break with classics

After a three-year pandemic break, the Dresden Music Festival is putting on a classic again this Saturday: "Dresden sings & makes music" - a popular sing-along concert for young and old with free admission. As the festival announced on Thursday, this time seven choirs and the ensemble German Bra ..