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 +49 351 881-3360.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

10 and 11 September: Kids and Family Days

Illustration: Kids and Family Days at Dresden Airport
Exciting bus trip onto the apron to see aircraft being dispatched

Look out for the next fun-packed family festival with lots of exciting activities, prize draws, a show programme, airport tours and sightseeing flights. On both days visitors will get the chance to put their knowledge of the airport to the test and win money-off flight, holiday and hotel vouchers in our grand prize draw. The festival will be open from 10:00 to 17:00 on both days. Admission is free.

13 November: Dresden Jazz Days

Illustration: Dresden Jazz Days in the Dresden Airport terminal
Dresden Jazz Days in the Dresden Airport terminal

Two concerts are taking place in the Dresden Airport terminal during this year’s Dresden Jazz Days:

  • 11:00: Swinging Airport – The Big Chris Barber Band
  • 15:00: Family concert – Gunter Emmerlich, Yo Jazz Bigband

Full details (artists, prices, directions) and tickets: 

School holiday programme and special-event tours at Dresden Airport

Illustration: Guided tour at Dresden International Airport
Children get a close-up view of aircraft being handled on the tarmac from the airport bus

What destination on our timetable is the furthest from Dresden? What does the yellow and black checked flag on the tarmac mean? How long is the runway? Our guides will be happy to answer questions like these on our popular holiday tours and at special events. Depending on our flight operations it will be possible to photograph and film aircraft taking off and landing. All tours must be booked in advance with the customer service department (German only): Tel. +49 (0)351 881-3300 or -3360 (weekends).

Overview of themed tours at Dresden Airport


To 5 August: Mini and Maxi tours in Saxony’s summer school holidays

  • Tour of the terminal, security control, bus trip across the apron
  • Visit our firefighting technology (Maxi tours only)
  • Mini tours (60 minutes): Mon/Wed/Fri, 11:00: children up to age 14 with holiday pass: €3 (€4 without holiday pass); adults: €6
  • Maxi tours (90 minutes): Mon/Wed/Fri, 12:30; Tues/Thur, 16:30; children up to age 14: €6; adults: €9
  • Summer Evening Tours (90 minutes): Wednesday (Wed) 18:30; children up to age 14: €7, adults: €10 (including summery welcome drink outside Gate 14 airport shop)
  • Max. 30 persons per tour
Illustration: Guided tour with visit to the airport fire station at Dresden Airport terminal

Fireman Sam to the rescue: the highlight of the tours is a visit to the fire station.

Illustration: Guided tour of the Dresden Airport terminal

Guided tour of the modern Dresden Airport terminal

Events at the airport’s cafés and restaurants (ElbeZeit GmbH)

Illustration: Gastronomy at Dresden Airport

Our gastronomy partner ElbeZeit GmbH, a subsidiary of Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt, looks forward to seeing you at the following events in 2016:

  • Brunch with airport tour: 30 Oct, 13 Nov
  • Zuckertüte party: 6 Aug
  • Tea dance: 21 Oct
  • Cookery courses for children: 3 Aug, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 28 Dec
  • Cookery courses for adults: 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 4 Nov, 18 Nov

ElbeZeit flyer with full details [PDF-Datei; 0.6 MB; in German only]

ElbeZeit GmbH online  

Illustration: ElbeZeit GmbH

Seminars on combating fear of flying

Dresden Airport has got together with psychologist Linda Föhrer to offer seminars on combating the fear of flying. Participants learn to overcome their fear of flying, practice different relaxation techniques and find out information on the technical and physical background to flying. Each group consists of up to 8-10 people.

The seminar is also suitable for anyone who is afraid of heights, suffers from agoraphobia or has a fear of travelling by train or car. Linda Föhrer has become well-known throughout Germany as a specialist in fear of flying following various TV programmes on relaxed flying.

The following dates are planned for 2016:
28 August, 9 October and 27 November, 10:00-18:00

The price per person for the one-day group seminar is €275. The seminars will take place at Dresden Airport. Places must be pre-booked at

Exhibition: STASIS and MOVEMENT, the peace before the flight

Illustration: Artwork by Thomas Reichstein at Dresden Airport terminal
Sculpture “Das liegende Paar” by Thomas Reichstein. (Picture: private)

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.

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.”

Until 21 October 2016: “Angling in Saxony” exhibition

Illustration: Angling in Saxony – exhibition in Dresden Airport terminal
Photo: LVSA

This fascinating exhibition by the Association of Saxon Anglers (LVSA) is all about angling as a hobby.‪ The association explains its work and answers questions like: What do anglers do? How do you become an angler, and where can you go angling? Why should you join one of Saxony’s 600 clubs?‬‬

  • Departures level, public area
  • Admission free, open 24/7

Full details on the work of the LVSA:

Association of Saxon Anglers  

Illustration: Angling in Saxony – exhibition in Dresden Airport terminal

Photo: LVSA

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