Events Calendar 2017

We look forward to welcoming you to our events!

Illustration: Dixieland at Dresden Airport

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.

Flughafen-Information

Telefonnummer
0351-8813360
Öffnungszeiten
7-23 Uhr

1 June: Children’s Day tours at the airport

Off to the airport after school! Our Customer Services department is organising a series of exciting airport tours on Children’s Day. Free admission for every child aged up to 14 accompanied by an adult.

Illustration: Guided tour of Dresden Airport – children watching aircraft being dispatched from an apron bus

On Children’s Day we’re offering extra Maxi tours:

  • Departs: 14:30, 16:00 and 17:30
  • Duration: 90 minutes, max. 30 persons per tour
  • Short tour of the terminal, security check, bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched
  • Visit to the airport fire station
  • Free admission for every child aged up to 14 accompanied by an adult; every additional child € 7
  • € 10 per adult

Booking essential:

  • Tel. +49 (0)351 881 3300 or 3360
  • Email: touren@dresden-airport.de

4 and 5 June: Fun Days for Kids - sold out!

To mark Children’s Day on 1 June, our Customer Services department is putting on an exciting airport tour followed by sports, fun and games at the airport fire station. Tour guides and fire station staff will be on hand to answer questions and supervise the children.

Illustration: Dresden Airport fire brigade’s Panther 8x8 fire engine in action
Dresden Airport fire brigade’s Panther 8x8 fire engine in action

PLEASE NOTE:
The event is sold out on both days!

Every session will start with a guided walk of the terminal and a security check. Then visitors will be taken out onto the tarmac in the apron bus to watch aircraft being processed on the ground. You’ll be able to take pictures and videos of planes taking off and landing, traffic conditions permitting. After a tour of the technology hangar comes the high point of the Fun Day: a visit to the airport fire station.

  • Fire-fighting demonstration (simulated domestic fire)
  • Vehicle display (including the Panther 8x8) and rides
  • First aid station, knots, target spraying with small fire service hoses
  • Obstacle course, table tennis, table football, bouncy castle, face painting
  • Small gifts for the best children
  • Sessions: 09:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30 on both days
  • Children aged 3-14: €10, adults: €15
  • Park in the multi-storey car park for just €4 (have your parking ticket discounted at the airport information desk or the car park security office)
  • Snacks (including freshly baked waffles, cakes and pretzels) and drinks are available (not included in the admission price)
  • Booking is essential: phone +49 (0)351 881-3300/-3360 or email touren@dresden-airport.de.
  • Meeting point/finishing point: airport information desk in the terminal

25 June to 4 August: Guided tours in Saxony’s summer school holidays

Do aircraft always take off towards Hellerau? What does the yellow and black chequered vehicle on the tarmac do? What is the furthest place you can fly to from Dresden? Dresden Airport’s tour guides will be delighted to answer questions just like these during Saxony’s summer school holidays.

Illustration: Führungen in den Sommerferien

We’re offering a range of exciting guided tours in the summer holidays:

Mini Tour

After a tour of the terminal and a security check, you’ll go airside where you’ll find out all about the history and future of Dresden Airport, how planes are processed and how all the different services work together. You are welcome to take photographs.

  • Every Tuesday and Friday over the 6 weeks of the summer holidays
  • Start time: 11:00
  • Max. 30 persons
  • Price per child without holiday pass: €5
  • Price per child with holiday pass: €4 (don’t forget to bring your holiday pass!)
  • Price per adult: €7
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Booking is essential: phone +49 (0)351 881-3300 or 881-3360 or email touren@dresden-airport.de.
  • Meeting point/finishing point: airport information desk in the terminal

Maxi Tour

On our popular 90-minute Maxi Tour you’ll start off in the terminal with a short talk on the history of the airport and follow the passenger route from check-in to the security control. Then you’ll ride out onto the airport apron in a bus and you’ll discover how all the various services work together. The tour finishes with a visit to the fire station with its futuristic firefighting technology – a treat for all participants.

  • Every Tuesday and Friday over the 6 weeks of the summer holidays
  • Start time: 14:00
  • Max. 30 persons
  • Price per child: €7
  • Price per adult: €10
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Booking is essential: phone +49 (0)351 881-3300 or 881-3360 or email touren@dresden-airport.de.
  • Meeting point/finishing point: airport information desk in the terminal

Night-Owl Tour

On this special 90-minute tour, which only takes place in the summer months, you’ll get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes at Dresden International Airport. After a security check, you’ll find out all there is to know about our airport – past and present. An apron bus will take you right up close to the aircraft and you’ll see our impressive aircraft technology fleet at first hand. You’ll hear all about our modern fire service and the tour finishes with a demonstration of the Panther fire engine – a treat for all participants.

  • Every Sunday from 25 June to 20 August 2017.
  • Start time: 18:30
  • Max. 30 persons
  • Price per child: €8
  • Price per adult: €12
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Booking is essential: phone +49 (0)351 881-3300 or 881-3360 or email touren@dresden-airport.de.
  • Meeting point/finishing point: airport information desk in the terminal

5 August, 14:00-18:00: Zuckertüte Festival

The highlight of this brand-new event at the airport will be a discovery tour and a family afternoon with games, painting and crafts. Admission is free for primary school starters, who will be given a small surprise gift.

Illustration: Zuckertütenfest am Flughafen Dresden



The Zuckertüte Festival will kick off at 13:30 with a juice/sparkling wine reception. This will be followed by the family afternoon with a hearty snack buffet, hot chocolate for the children and coffee for adults. Participants will have an uninterrupted view of the airport apron and runway. The 60-minute airport tour leaves at 16:30, taking in a tour of the terminal, a security check and a bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched. The event ends at 18:00.
Admission for non-school-starters: € 29.90 per child aged 6-14, € 39.90 per adult. Children under 5 are admitted free. Drinks from the buffet and parking in the multi-storey car park are included in the admission price. All other drinks must be paid for separately.
Book early to avoid disappointment: children’s events at Dresden Airport are generally extremely popular!

Booking and advice

  • Telephone: +49 351 881 3050 or 3360
  • Email: events@dresden-airport.de

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

 

  • 29 December 2017: 14:00-20:00
  • 30 December 2017: 10:00-17:00
  • Layouts ranging from N to IIm gauge
  • Analogue layouts, fully digital layouts, FALLER car system
  • Layouts from different eras, regional motifs, free themes
  • Airport tours
  • Refreshments, kiosks and information stands
  • Children’s railway and table football

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