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:

  • 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.

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: 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