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There are 22 questions in Dresden, Germany

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François Paquay, Brussels, BEL, 2 months ago

Hello, dear Couchsurfing friends!

I need your advice... I work as a freelance journalist and I will be in Dresden next Monday (19 October), to cover the "Pegida" march. I will have to write my article very quickly after the end of the march, so I am looking for a quiet place (a café, for instance), with Wi-Fi and a power socket. Preferably not too far away from the Hauptbahnhof, because I don't want to miss my bus back to Berlin :)

Any tips?
Thanks!

François

Anja Vogel , Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

Good old Starbucks should help... There's one directly at the train station, another one on Prager Strasse. Or basically any cafe along Prager Strasse.
I used to sit in hotel lobbies. Sure is quiet there. Not sure about the electricity though...

François Paquay , Brussels, BEL, 2 months ago

Anyone?

Josephine Hennig , Fürth, DEU, 2 months ago

There is free Wi-Fi in the train station provided by Deutsche Bahn. Just connect to the network "Telekom". About the power socket you need to be a little bit more creative. I once found one in a Marche' (in the train station there is one as well), or maybe Burger King?

Good luck!

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Ruthik Mehta, Bengaluru, IND, 2 months ago

Hi,

I'm an Indian , travelling to Germany(first time) for a few weeks in Sept- Oct. I will be stopping by Dresden and want to know what all there is to look around i.e good places to see, where to eat, where to shop, where to stay ,etc etc..
If there is anyone with a free couch and would not mind hosting me, kindly let me know, or if you find time and could show me around , that would be great also.. You can find all about me on my profile..
Thanks and Cheers!!
Ruthik Mehta

Katharina G. , Mainz, DEU, 2 months ago

Hey Ruthik.
Do you already know how long you will stay in Dresden? Really hard to say what there is to see and do when someone doesn't know what you like to do :)
Some people just like to chill at the river Elbe. Some wanna visit every single museum of the city. Others love the mixture.

If you like hiking, then I would recommend to go to Saxonian Switzerland (about 40 min train ride from Dresden) for a day.

In order for someone to host you, you would need to specify your days. September - October....60 days...quite a long time...

Ruthik Mehta , Bengaluru, IND, 2 months ago

Hi Katharina,

Thank you for the reply.
As such I plan to stay for 2-3 nights. I will be reaching Dresden on the night of 22nd Sept and might even prolong my stay if the required. Nothing is concrete now.
I like to see some unique aspects of the city. Something that only Dresden has to offer.
Museums interest me but not to a very large extent. I love adventure sports and other outdoor activities. Also I want to spend time with the host and get to know them
I love hiking and trekking, so yes i will try to go to Saxonian Switzerland. Will hunt for buddies for the same.
Thank you so much, and if you happen to know anyone who hosts or would to like to show me around or go on this trek or even just join me for a meal, do let me know.
I would love to meet you incase you are free on those dates.

Cheers!!

Melanie Reich , Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

Hi Ruthik,
feel free to contact me for some activities in Dresden, when you are here. Depending on the weather let's see what we can do ... But during the day I'm working, so I could spend time with you at 5 pm I think.

see you in DD :)

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Maria Klimesch, Vienna, AUT, 2 months ago

Hi, does anyone know how it works to get a standing place in the opera? I would like to see Lohengrin on 19th of May! And maybe someone wants to join?
Thank you!

Maria Klimesch , Vienna, AUT, 2 months ago

no :(

Horacio Londono , Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

Just go one hour before the show starts and wait in line, you can easily get the standing tickets for around 12€ (I guess it depends on the performance).

Josefina , Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

For this special perfomance the standing tickets will cost 40€! sorry to tell you about this :(

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Kathleen Kojtschke, Freital, DEU, 2 months ago

Hi there,

does anyone know a really good dance club with house music in Dresden?

Cheers, kathleen

reychan's awesome couch , Jakarta, IDN, 2 months ago

Hmm CMIIW it seems like there is not many club in Dresden that spefically playing only house/deep/detroit techno, but the lads from Uncanny Valley (local House-Techno label) normally play in Sabotage, Sektor Evolution, Club Paula, Showboxx, Altes Wettbüro and once in a blue moon in Groovestation...you need to check their program 'cos they sometime also host Hardcore metal :p trust me you do not wanna mix that shit up LOL.
There is also this small club called Koralle in Neustadt that also spin some house beat, some of my friends like it but IMO there is something missing in their vibe.

Also if you are gonna stay until end of October you are in for a treat 'cos there will be DAVE festival for I think 3 weeks or something, they will do collab with local artists and clubs, so you gunna have tons of option to chill.

anyway keep dancing and hv fun in Dresden! :D

Adeel Shahid , Berlin, DEU, 2 months ago

If you find something cool/fun place for this weekend, I'd like to join =] Coming to Dresden on Friday, until Sunday.

cheers!

Dominik Rupp , Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

So where did you end up going?

BlueMeanie42 NotMyRealLastName, Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

Hi, I'm looking for a helpful, professional place where I could print off a personalized card game for a friend who's crazy about the game "Wizard"--I want to draw the pictures, scan them, and then have them either printed on good-quality cardstock or laminated. Any suggestions, ideally on the southeast side of the city?

The problem with the online services is that 1. they only print off standard card numbers and I need 60 cards, and 2. I'd feel better talking to someone in person about how to do it (what size to make the drawings, etc.). I had a really bad experience at the place in the university clinic that replaced Zimo Druck (without asking or warning me, they ripped the entire spine off of one of my favourite sketchbooks to make it easier to scan a page, even though I'd already said I needed to remove the page, and then they were really bitchy when I refused to pay for their [sloppy] repair).

Relatedly, does anyone know this game or have a copy? I just wanted to check I'm doing it right. I can't find a list online of the precise cards. Wikipedia tells me that it's (1) dragon, (2) hermit, (3) peasant, (4) farmer, (5) archer, (6) blacksmith, (7) merchant, (8) bard, (9) scholar, (10) bishop, (11) knight, (12) queen, (13) king. Does that sound right? And then there's one of those for each of the four colours, blue, red, green, and yellow, plus the four Z and four N cards?

Dirk Spitzner , Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

I do have the card game at home.
N=Narr (jester), Z=Zauberer(magician/wizard)
red=dwarfs, blue=humans, green=elves, yellow=giants
You can also borrow the game in same of the municipal libraries.

BlueMeanie42 NotMyRealLastName , Dresden, DEU, 2 months ago

Hi, Dirk, thanks for that! So, for example, the yellow 5 is a giant archer and the red 10 is a dwarf bishop, etc.? And the ones are always dragons? And how the hell do you draw a hermit giant...?!