Eisbahn im Taschenbergpalais in the courtyard of the Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden, 01067 Dresden. Until 27th January 2019: open Monday to Friday 3pm – 10pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 11am ‑ 10pm. Dresdner Winterzauber (Dresden Winter Magic) on the Altmarkt, 01067 Dresden. From 19th January until 4th March 2019, open daily 10am – 10pm. Dresdner Winter on the Konzertplatz Weisser Hirsch, Stechgrundstrasse, 01324 Dresden. Until 3rd March 2019: open Monday to Friday from 2pm; on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10am; during the school holidays, daily from 10am.
2 Behind the scenes
Once again this year, Schloss Moritzburg near Dresden will be transformed into a magical fairy-tale castle. Moritzburg was used as the set for the ever popular film Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel (Three Wishes for Cinderella). The exhibition provides fascinating insights into the history of the castle and the making of the movie.
Schloss Moritzburg, Schlossallee, 01468 Moritzburg. Until 3rd March 2019, open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm.
3 A princely New Year’s Eve
Under Saxony’s most famous Prince Elector, Augustus the Strong, various country residences and lodges were built within a few kilometres of Dresden Old Town. One of them is Schloss Wackerbarth. It is idyllically located in the midst of vineyards, producing its own excellent wines, both sparkling and still. End the year on an elegant note at a New Year’s Eve ‘celebration of the senses’ with champagne reception, buffet and live band.
Sächsisches Staatsweingut GmbH (Saxon State Winery), Schloss Wackerbarth, Wackerbarthstrasse 1, 01445 Radebeul. 31st December 2018, doors open at 6.30pm.
4 A journey through time
Being there in person always gives a different perspective. No longer a problem thanks to Virtual Reality. TimeRide VR takes visitors back 300 years to Baroque Dresden. The new permanent exhibition has now opened in the Taschenbergpalais opposite the Zwinger. Dresden in the Baroque era can also be visualised in the Panometer. Yadegar Asisi’s artistic ‘snapshot’ showing everyday life in the Saxon royal capital will remain on display until 6th January 2019. From 12th January, it will be replaced by Dresden 1945, an installation by the same artist. Asisi recreates the devastating air raid on the city towards the end of the Second World War. The panorama received the 2016 German Design Award Spezial.