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Gabriele Riedle

Gabriele Riedle – "In Dschungeln. In Wüsten. Im Krieg"

Lesung und Gespräch in der Themenreihe:

"Freiheit – große, kleine oder keine?"


Help for Ukraine

Call for donations of goods

from March 2 until further notice
Opening hours of the donation center: from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Zentralwerk, foyer
Across “Mälzerei” Heidestr 2, 01127 Dresden
For the second fundraising run are urgently needed: medicine, first aid material, sanitary products, baby food, incontinence supplies, nonperishable food and many more.

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Erich Kästner

Erich Kästner was born in Dresden in 1899 and spent his entire childhood there. He left Dresden in 1919, moving to Leipzig to study German, History, Philosophy and Theatre Studies. He also started working on his first poems during this time.

As time went by, he worked hard to make a name for himself as a poet, novelist, author of children’s books and screenwriter. He is still one of the most-read authors, not only in Germany, but also worldwide. His works have been translated into more than 70 languages.

(Foto: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München/Bildarchiv)

Erich Kästner im Portrait

Opening hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday Saturday:
10 am – 5 pm

12.30 am – 5 pm

Tuesday, Saturday:

By tram: lines 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 to DVB stop ‘Albertplatz / Erich Kästner Museum’
By train (S-Bahn): Dresden Neustadt station (then 5 min walk down Antonstraße towards Albertplatz)







Kästner's Birthday

We regret to report the passing of

Thomas Rosenlöcher (* 29. Juli 1947; † 13. April 2022)


Wolfgang Hädecke (* 22. April 1929; † 24. April 2022)

Thomas Rosenlöcher im Garten der Villa Augustin