So it goes!


is one of the unique quote from the Novel "Slaughterhouse 5" written by

Kurt Vonnegut Jr..

one of the American POW in Dresden.



Dresden-1990 City Castle
Messe Dresden



Dresden is the capital city of the Free State of Saxony. This town was founded in the year 1206.

The river Elbe cross the city. Dresden is spreading in this valley.

Dresden has a long history as a capital and recidence for Electors and Kings of Saxony.

His special charisma as "Florence of the North" got this town under power of the King of Saxony Frederic August II or "August the Stronge".

In his reign, the European porcelain was developed in Meissen.

With the sale and wealth done, was builded in Dresden buildings in the baroque and renaissance style.

This "Elbflorence" was destroyed on the 13/14.02.1945 from the british and american Air Force. It took over 50 years, that this town woke up from her slumber.

Now present Dresden as a town with culture, history, conservatism, modern and alternative life style.


Have a break in this in this contrastive city in Germany - Dresden.



About me:



The landscape arround of the "New Slaughterhouse" was in the former time a marshland of a small river, the "Weißeritz".

This banks left on the river Elbe, was planned to use as maneuver area for the soldiers of the garision of Dresden in the 19th century. But it was to wet and muddy.


With the urban development of Dresden was drained this area and on a place of 90ha was buildet between 1906 to 1910 the "New Slaughterhouse" of Dresden.

This complex had been designed by Hans Erwein, the former City architect of Dresden.

This business as Slaughterhouse run to until 1992.


After the reconstruction of this site, is a part of this area the "Messe Dresden", a place for conferences, Shows and more and the Sport Academie of Dresden.

The buildings from the livestock area accommodate offices, local companies, Showrooms and the Ostrale Dresden.


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Welcome to the Hompeage of the thematic literatur tour "In the footsteps of Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5 Tour".

This project is one of the unique offers of Nightwalk Dresden since 2009.


The Nightwalk Dresden was founded 2007 witch alternative city walks.


You get with this thematic tours of Nightwalk Dresden another view of this particular destination in Europe, far from the beaten path.


I offer all tours in English and German.


"So it goes!"

Movie from a "Vlogger"

about Dresden

My Name is Danilo Hommel.

I life since 1987 in this town. I organize since 2007 alternative City walks as

Nightwalk Dresden

Short Vita

  • Born 1967 - the year where Kurt Vonnegut visit this town the 2. time
  • former Teacher Primery Classes
  • Waiter and Bartender (1990-1997)
  • Owner of the first Hostel "Die Boofe" in Dresden (1997-2008)
  • Local Guide for alternative City Walks with Nightwalk Dresden (2009-)
  • Gallery owner of the "Ukradena Gallery" Dresden (now in process again)
  • Father of a daughter and Dad of the stephenson
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