Events Calendar

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 (0)351 881-3360.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

from 4 November: exhibition “Uncover The Truth In It”

Copyright: Christoph Graefe
Copyright: Christoph Graefe
  • Exhibition by Dresden glass and metal artist Christoph Graefe
  • Pop-art style pictures in metal, pencil and paint
  • Location: Conference centre in Dresden Airport terminal (level 02)
  • Free admission
  • Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 09:00-17:00 (except public holidays)
  • Private view: Tuesday 4 November, 18:30 (introduced by Christoph Berner; music: Sarah and Maria Graefe)

Christoph Graefe’s website (in German)

Copyright: Christoph Graefe

Copyright: Christoph Graefe

Up to 30 November 2014: Arche Moritzburg – Biological Diversity Exhibition

Illustration: Students Nadine and Sebastian at an exhibition preview. Copyright: Flughafen Dresden GmbH, Michael Weimer
Students Nadine and Sebastian at an exhibition preview. Copyright: Flughafen Dresden GmbH, Michael Weimer

This exhibition looks at the diversity of life in different habitats and examines biological and environmental contexts. It is organised by the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, an institute forming part of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Frankfurt and a member of the Leibniz Association.

  • Opening hours: 06:00 to 23:00 daily
  • Location: public area of the terminal next to the children’s play corner
  • Free admission

Flyer on the special exhibition (in German)

30 Nov., 7 Dec., 14 Dec., 21 Dec.: Light-time tours on Advent Sundays

Illustration: Lichtertour am Flughafen Dresden
Our Customer Services department is running atmospheric light-time tours every Sunday in Advent.
  • Start with a glass of mulled wine, kids’ punch and Christmas biscuits at 16:30
  • Followed by: guided walk round the terminal, security control, bus trip across the illuminated apron, visit to airport fire station
  • Depending on traffic and weather, opportunities to take pictures and videos of planes taking off and landing and the winter service vehicles
  • Duration: two hours, meeting point: airport information desk
  • Price including mulled wine/Christmas biscuits: €14 for adults, €9 for children up to age 14
  • Booking essential on +49 (0)351 881-3300 (weekends: +49 (0)351 881-3360)

6 December: Elephant, snow cutter-blower and co. – winter service tour and St Nicholas breakfast

Illustration: Dresden Airport winter service
Dresden Airport winter service vehicles in action

Why do you need an “elephant” to de-ice an aircraft? What size engine does the most powerful snow cutter-blower have? What is the temperature of the de-icing fluid? Questions like these will be answered by the guides on our exclusive Winter Service Tour with St Nicholas breakfast. This tour is brand new this year.

  • Meeting point: 09:00, conference centre in the terminal (level 02)
  • Sumptuous breakfast in conference centre (approx. 2 hours)
  • Followed by an exciting tour including a guided walk round the terminal, security control and winter service technology demonstration (approx. 2 hours)
  • In winter weather we will watch winter service vehicles in action live from the apron bus
  • Photographs and videos of the winter service technology and – depending on the traffic and weather – planes taking off and landing may be taken during the tour
  • At the end of the tour every participant will be given a small St Nicholas surprise
  • Places are limited so book well in advance by phoning +49 (0)351 881-3300 (weekends: -3360)
  • Price including breakfast and free parking in multi-storey car park: €29,90 for adults, €22.90 for children up to age 14
  • Parking tickets will be validated by Customer Services at the conference centre
Illustration: De-icing an aircraft at Dresden Airport

De-icing an aircraft at Dresden Airport

24 December 2014: Santa Claus is coming to town!

Illustration: Santa Claus lands at Dresden Airport
Santa Claus lands at Dresden Airport – crowds watching from behind the panoramic glass wall
  • Meeting point: 10:00, airport information desk in the terminal
  • Christmas Air jet from Lapland (flight no. DRS2412) brimming with Christmas presents will land at around 10:15
  • Followed by stage show with fun and games, songs, poems and small presents on the terminal’s visitor platform
  • Admission: free
  • Parking: plenty of parking in the multi-storey car park
  • Train and bus: S-Bahn line S2; tram line 7/bus route 77; bus route 80
Illustration: Children’s show with Santa Claus in the Dresden Airport terminal

Children’s show with Santa Claus on the visitor platform in the Dresden Airport terminal

28 December 2014: Christmas model railway exhibition (10:00 to 18:00)

Illustration: Christmas model railway exhibition in the Dresden Airport terminal
  • All over the terminal, admission free, parking: €3 for the day
  • Activities and crafts, kiosks and information stands, children’s railway, bouncy castle, food and drink
  • Clubs and individuals with systems ranging from N to IIm gauge
  • Analogue systems, fully digital systems, FALLER car system
  • Winter systems, regional motifs (Loessnitzgrund, accurate reproductions of stations like Grossrueckerswalde), free choice of themes
  • Special presentation of the Truemmerbahn, second prize winner at the Sinsheim exhibition in 2014

More dates for the diary 2014

18 January 2015: Grand Travel Day in the Dresden Airport terminal

9 August 2015: Grand Travel Day in the Dresden Airport terminal

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