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Special recreational activities at the TU Dresden

Following is a cross-section of especially popular offerings [all linked websites are German only]:

Recreational activities

Life in Dresden

Dresden is culturally and historically an ideal city in which to study. It is the capital city of the state of Saxony and has about 500,000 residents. With over 40,000 students, it connects student lifestyle with the advantages of a modern large city. World famous as “Florence on the Elbe”, it offers a unique architecture and culture with the Semper Opera, Zwinger museum complex and the rebuilt Church of our Lady.


Tradition and modern lay near each other in Dresden. The State Art Collections have a long tradition with the famous ‘Sistine Madonna’ from Raffael, the Semper Opera and the Staatsschauspiel - State Theater. The small experimental theaters, program movie theaters and a large number of modern art galleries personify a lively modern scene. The Zentrum für zeitgenössische Musik - Center for Contemporary Music, the Starclub as Eastern Germany’s most well-known avant garde rock club, the jazz club “Neue Tonne” – one of the most important jazz clubs in Germany – are located in Dresden. Especially worth mention: the Saxon capital city is the city with the most student clubs (16) in Germany. From simple, cozy meeting places to romantic vaulted basements for concerts, theater and film, everything is included. And for those who would like to go out at night: Over 200 bars of all types are concentrated in the quarter Dresden-Neustadt, the scene quarter of the city.


The TU Dresden campus stretches over a wide area south of the city center and is easy to reach with public transportation. There are 35 student residence halls, about half of which have been recently renovated. For a single room, one pays between 130 and 230 euros per month, depending on the room layout. For those who would prefer to live in a student apartment community should count on costs starting at 150 euros per month and room. It is no problem to find a spot in a residence hall or private apartment. For the cost of living, one should plan on a minimum total of 550 euros per month.


The Universitätssportzentrum - University Sport Center - offers next to sport types like soccer, swimming or tennis also climbing courses, either in a hall or at the nearby Elbe sandstone cliffs, “Swiss Saxony”. One doesn’t even need half an hour to get there from Dresden. The Ore Mountains, with its winter sport opportunities, are just as close. The world cities Berlin and Prague are about two hours away by car. According to manager-magazin (12/05), Dresden offers the best quality of life in all of Europe. An advantage that students shouldn’t miss.