Events Calendar 2017

We look forward to welcoming you to our events!

Kinder bei einer Führung am Flugahfen Dresden

Information for terminal visitors: during private events the visitor platform is not open to the public. It may also be closed for setting-up before and dismantling after such events.
You can check whether the visitor platform is open before your visit by phoning the airport information desk on +49 351 881-3360.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

Airport information desk

Telefonnummer

+49 (0)351 881-3360

Öffnungszeiten

07:00-23:00

Wanderlust – the travel talks

Exciting travel experiences and culinary delights: together with DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen and our in-house caterers ElbeZeit, we are putting on another series of Wanderlust talks in the LuftRAUM (conference centre) in the upcoming autumn/winter season.

Illustration: Wanderlust travel talk in the Dresden Airport Terminal
Travel talks with a view of aircraft on the tarmac.

The talk topics at a glance:

  • 6 November: Brazil (speaker: Jörg Ehrlich)
  • 4 December: Canada (speaker: Matthias Hanke, supported by the Dresden Wilderness International Foundation)
  • 8 January: Bolivia and Chile (speaker: Markus Walter)
  • 5 February: Namibia (speaker: Jörg Ehrlich)
  • 12 March: South-east Asia (speaker: Steffen Hoppe)

Event details:

  • Venue: Dresden Airport terminal, conference level (level 02), LuftRAUM event space
  • Doors open: 18:30, start: 19:00
  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes, with break
  • Service tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3360

Tickets:

  • €15 including welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park
  • Available from our web shop or on the door (airport information desk)

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

Download flyer [PDF file, 2.8 MB]; (in German only)

Illustration: Refreshments counter at the Wanderlust travel talk series in the Dresden Airport terminal

The food on offer matches the subject of the talk.

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

2-13 October: Airport tours in Saxony’s autumn school holidays

Participants on the 90-minute Maxi tours will be given a brief tour of the terminal, go through a security check and take a bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched. The highlight of these tours is a visit to the airport’s fire station.

Illustration: School holiday tours at Dresden Airport
Bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched

Times and prices:

  • Monday to Friday, 10:00 and 16:00 (max. 30 people per tour)
  • €7 per child up to age 14, €10 per adult
  • Combined ticket (school holiday tour and ice rink, including skate hire): €15, concessions €10
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Booking is essential:

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

2-31 October: Airport on Ice

Our 200 m² synthetic ice rink in the Dresden Airport terminal is the perfect place for ice skating fans to practise their skating skills in preparation for the winter season.

Illustration: Airport on Ice in the Dresden Airport terminal
Skating fun in the Dresden Airport terminal


Airport on Ice is back for a second time and is moving to a smart new location: the conference level in the Dresden Airport terminal. Our 200 m² synthetic ice rink is the perfect place for ice skating fans to practise their skating skills in preparation for the winter season. Or test your curling skills on our 20 metre ice stock lane.

Fringe events

  • 2 to 13 October: School holiday tours
  • 3 October: Art, antique and vintage market
  • 4 to 30 October: “High Flyer” birthday parties for children (from 15:00 or by arrangement)
  • 21 October: Kids on Ice (face painting, crafts, 13:00-16:00: visit the Snow Queen and Olaf the Snowman, 12:00-17:00: figure skating performance and skating training with Patricia Kühne)
  • 22 October: Kids on Ice (face painting, crafts, 13:00-16:00: trial training with the Freital Ice Hockey Club’s Penguins, 12:00-17:00: figure skating performance and skating training with Patricia Kühne)
  • 31 October: Halloween on Ice with art and craft fun, ghoulish face painting and Halloween tours (pumpkin target spraying and marshmallow grilling at the airport fire station), 12:00-17:00: figure skating performance and skating training with Patricia Kühne)

Opening hours:

  • 2 to 15 October: 11:00 to 20:00 daily
  • 18 to 31 October: Wednesday to Friday 14:00 to 20:00, Saturday/Sunday/public holiday 11:00 to 20:00
  • Ice rink closure: There will be no public skating on 14 October due to an event.

Prices

  • Children up to age 14 and students: €3
  • Adults: €4
  • Combined ticket (holiday tour, ice rink, skate hire): €15, concessions €10
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children): €12
  • Skate hire: €3
  • Curling: €35 per hour
  • Children’s birthday party (up to 15 people): €225 (including ice skating, skate hire, guided tour, crafts, table football, drinks, snacks and cakes)


Reservations and bookings

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

3 October, 10:00-18:00: Art, antique and vintage market

Browse, haggle and bargain! Dresden Airport and Sächsische Zeitung have pleasure in inviting you to this fun event for the whole family. Admission is free (except for themed tours and the artificial ice rink). If you are arriving by car, please use the multi-storey car park. You can park there for a special flat rate of just €3 for the whole day.

Illustration: Art, antique and vintage market at Dresden Airport
Browsing, haggling and bargaining at the vintage market

Terminal – West Wing (level 0)

  • Books, antiques, glass, porcelain, household items, LPs, small items of furniture, art, pictures, crafts and collectors’ pieces such as historic picture postcards of the region.
  • Experts will be on hand to value antiques, antiquarian books and, of course, aviation-related collectors’ objects completely free of charge.
  • This area has ground-level vehicle access for stallholders.
  • Large food court (including “goulash cannon”, crepes, ice cream, grill, beer garden)

Terminal – departures level (level 01)

  • Toy, model railway and aircraft collectors’ fair

Terminal – conference level (level 02)

  • Airport on Ice: artificial ice rink and ice stock rink

Terminal – visitor platform (level 03)

  • The sounds of the harp across the ages: Katharina Müller demonstrates the musical diversity of this ancient instrument (11:00, 12:30, 14:00)
  • Wide range of children’s items (pitch fee for a 1.6 m table: €15, double-length: €23)
  • Fun and games for all ages
  • Refreshments and snacks will be available


Themed tours on 3 October:

  • Weather station tours: 10:00, 12:30, 15:00 (max. 20 people per tour, approx. 90 minutes)
  • Fire station tours: every 45 minutes from 10:30 (max. 30 people per tour, approx. 60 minutes)
  • Price: €5 per child up to age 14, €7 per adult
  • Meeting point: counter next to the airport information desk (don’t forget your ID!)

Tours can be booked in advance:

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

3 October: Doors open for the mouse (fully booked)!

The popular TV series “Sendung mit der Maus” is organising a “Door Opener Day” on which hundreds of businesses, clubs and organisations across the country that would otherwise be closed to the public are opening their doors to children and families.

Illustration: “Door Opener Day” for Mouse fans at Dresden Airport
Doors open for the Mouse!

Dresden Airport will be running a Mini Tour on “Door Opener Day”.

Sorry, this event is fully booked!

  • Departs: 13:30 (duration: 60 minutes)
  • Admission free, max. 50 persons
  • Free use of the artificial ice rink (“Airport on Ice”)
  • Tours leave from the airport information desk (don’t forget your ID!)

31 October: Halloween experience tours

Ghouls and ghosts will be going about their gruesome business on our tour of the terminal, in the apron bus and at the airport fire station.

Illustration: Halloween tours at Dresden Airport
The airport’s customer service department is preparing all kinds of surprises for Halloween.

The highlight of our Halloween tours is a visit to the fire station in a themed apron bus. Children can test their skills spraying pumpkin targets and watch demonstrations of appliances like the Panther 8x8 fire engine.
The Gate 14 snack bar in the fire station will be serving all-you-can-drink eyeball punch and Bratwurst hot dogs and there will be marshmallows to grill over a fire bowl.

  • Two departure times: 14:30 and 17:00 (approx. 2 hours each)
  • Price: €15 per child aged 3-14 and €18 per adult. Ticket price includes hot dog and punch.
  • Meeting point: Customer services stand at the ice rink in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Booking is essential:

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

22 November: Experience tours on Buss- und Bettag

Participants on these two-hour tours will be given a brief tour of the terminal, go through a security check and take a bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched. Other highlights are visits to the fire station and the vehicle and winter service hangars.

Illustration: Experience tour at Dresden Airport
Bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched


Times and prices:

  • 10:00 and 15:00 (max. 30 people per tour)
  • €10 per child up to age 14, €15 per adult
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Booking is essential:

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

24 November, 20:00: UWAGA! (Dresden Jazz Days)

If aeroplanes had been around in Mozart’s day, he would certainly have passed through Dresden Airport on his way to visit Frederick August III in his palace in Dresden. But out of all the speculation surrounding Mozart’s travels and his little-known yet extravagant journey from Vienna along the Danube towards the Balkans, there remains only this unique concert by UWAGA! in the Dresden Airport terminal against the romantic backdrop of the runway by night.

Illustration: Uwaga!
Uwaga! (picture: PR)

Many myths surround this journey. There is talk of wild parties, jam sessions, dancing and the odd bottle of Slivovitz plum brandy being emptied, or so the story goes. Mozart is said to have felt so at home in the culture there that he was quickly given the nickname “Mozartovic”.
The works he wrote at the time were kept tightly under wraps for a long time as the break with the Viennese Classical tradition was too radical and the instrumentation too unusual. In this phase he composed exclusively for an ensemble consisting of two violins, accordion, double bass and percussion. The demands he made of the players of the time were also quite unusual, with daring switches away from traditional Balkan sounds to the Viennese Classical style, wild jazz improvisations, often driven by almost disco-like grooves, the energy of a rock band coupled with the love of detail of a chamber ensemble. All the zest for life Mozart felt in the Balkans in what was probably the happiest phase of his life is reflected in these works. But the time was just not ripe for this kind of music.
Fortunately, the original manuscripts have now re-surfaced – and as chance would have it, they suit Uwaga! down to a T!

Information on Uwaga! and tickets:

www.jazztage-dresden.de

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

25 November, 2, 9, 16 December: Advent baking at the Christmas bakery

If you love baking, why not come along and join the Heberer bakery in making and decorating your own seasonal biscuits.

Illustration: Advent baking in the Dresden Airport terminal
Ooh, it smells so good!

Christmas time is biscuit time – we welcome all young baking fans!

  • From 14:00 (approx. 2 hours)
  • Admission free
  • Please book in advance on tel. +49 (0)351 881-3360 or e-mail information@dresden-airport.de

3, 10 and 17 December: Airport-by-night tours

Dresden Airport is running another series of its popular airport-by-night tours on the first three Advent Sundays.

Illustration: Airport-by-night tours at Dresden Airport
Aircraft being handled on the illuminated apron

These atmospheric tours kick off with a festive get-together with mulled wine, kids’ punch and Christmas biscuits. This will be followed by a short guided walk of the terminal, a security check and a bus trip across the illuminated apron to watch aircraft being dispatched. Participants will also visit the fire station and the winter service hangar.

  • Departs 16:30
  • Price: €9 per child up to age 14, €14 per adult
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Booking is essential:

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

6 December: St Nicholas Day experience tour

Participants on this two-hour tour will be given a brief tour of the terminal, go through a security check and take a bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched. Other highlights are visits to the fire station and the vehicle and winter service hangars.

Illustration: Experience tour at Dresden Airport
Visit to the winter service hangar

Time and price:

  • 15:00 (max. 30 people)
  • €10 per participant
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Booking is essential:

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

24 December: Santa Claus lands at Dresden

The Christmas Air jet from Lapland (flight no. DRS2412) packed full of Christmas presents lands in Dresden in the morning.

Illustration: Santa Claus at Dresden Airport
Santa Claus at Dresden Airport

Children can watch Santa Claus alighting from his plane and waving. Then it’s off to the visitor platform in the terminal where there will be plenty of fun and games, Christmas carols, poems and little Christmas presents.

  • Admission free
  • Meeting point: airport information desk at 10:00

29-30 December: Model Railway Exhibition

It’s full steam ahead at the third model railway exhibition to be held at the terminal. Clubs and individuals will be presenting their layouts.

Illustration: model railway exhibition at the Dresden Airport Terminal
When model railway fans build their layouts, it’s all about the detail.

The festive season is also model railway time. Clubs and individuals present their layouts at Dresden Airport.

  • 29 December: 14:00-20:00, 30 December: 10:00-17:00
  • Admission: €1 per child up to age 14, €3 per adult
  • 25 layouts ranging from N to IIm gauge, from small private layouts to large club designs, with analogue and digital controls
  • Different eras and themes for everyone: Windbergbahn, light railway themes, narrow gauge railways, trams, faller car layout, historic East German layout, play layouts
  • Refreshments, kiosks and information stands, table football

On both days there will also be 60-minute Mini tours (short guided tour of the terminal, security check, bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched).

  • Tours on 29 December: 14:00, 15:30, 17:00
  • Tours on 30 December: 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30
  • Max. 30 people per tour
  • Price: €4 per child up to age 14, €6 per adult
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Tours can be booked in advance:

  • Tel.: +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 09-17:00, other times: +49 (0)351 881-3360)
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

Exhibition: 44th South German Photography Championships (runs til 30 September)

As part of the 44th South German Photography Championships, the German Photography Association (DVF) will be presenting the best pictures on the Departures level in the terminal (public area) from 14 August.

Contestants submitted pictures in the “Free subject” (black and white), “Free subject” (colour) and “Travel” (black and white or colour) categories. At the exhibition you’ll get an impression of how each of the photographers has interpreted these themes. The Dresden chapter of the DVF looks forward to welcoming you! Admission is free.

German Photography Association (in German only)

Science Exhibition by DRESDEN-concept e.V. (runs till 31 August)

The Science Exhibition opens up the science taking place at Dresden on the subjects of Biomedicine and Bioengineering, IT and Microelectronics, Materials and Structures, and Culture and Social Change to a wide audience.

Science Exhibition by DRESDEN-concept e.V. (runs till 31 August)

DRESDEN-concept (DDc) is a research alliance consisting of TU Dresden and strong partners in the scientific sector such as Max Planck Institutes, Fraunhofer, the Leibniz Association and the Helmholtz Association, along with a large number of cultural partners. All 24 partners are united in their aim to promote excellent research and raise its profile among the public.

In concrete terms, this means opening up and exploiting synergies in research, education, infrastructure, administration and knowledge transfer. To achieve this, the partners are coordinating their scientific strategies and are identifying the areas of research in which Dresden leads the world. The partners are working together to bring the world’s leading scientists to Dresden and secure their involvement in the science hub here.

Twelve topical research themes are on display on the four large exhibition panels. Videos, fun elements for all age groups and texts in German and English provide information on the research results achieved by DDc’s partners – round the clock, in any weather and free of charge. There are also texts written specially for children which explain complex research subjects to young children in a playful way. Visitors can get first-hand experience of science in a series of interactive exhibits, such as a sensor for carbon concrete and a camera visualisation of the development of 5G internet.

The exhibition is located outside the main entrance to the terminal.

Exhibition: STASIS and MOVEMENT, the peace before the flight


Thomas Reichstein presents his figurative, life-size sculptures embodying “inner peace” at various points throughout the Dresden Airport terminal. A particularly interesting example is the life-size “Das Liegende Paar” (The Reclining Couple). Other works include abstract mythical creatures that also appeal to children.

Das liegende Paar - Kunstwerk von Thomas Reichstein im Flughafen Dresden Terminal.
Sculpture “Das liegende Paar” by Thomas Reichstein. (Picture: private)

The Dresden-based artist explains his intention thus: “The airport is a place where the journey pauses, is put on hold. You set off full of vigour at home, get to the airport, check in and drop off your baggage. And then, once you have completed all the formalities, you experience a unique phase of relaxation. You can stroll around, meditate or enter into a dialogue with artworks.”

Regular events at the airport

Guided Tours
Playport Dresden: Fun and games for kids
Airport Chaplaincy: Prayers, Holy Mass, services, volunteers’ evenings
Fotoclub Reflex e.V. Dresden-Weixdorf: Permanent exhibition on the visitor platform