Events Calendar 2016/17

Information for terminal visitors

Illustration: Guided tour with bus ride at Dresden Airport
Guided tour with bus ride at Dresden Airport (Long Night of Industry)

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

22 January, 10:00-18:00: Grand Travel Day at the Dresden Airport terminal

Sun, sand and sea or city breaks – our flight timetable offers lots of options for exploring the world. If you’re looking for a flight or a holiday from Dresden for the spring, summer or autumn of 2017, you’re bound to find just the thing at our Travel Day. Travel operators are offering generous early-bird discounts for the summer season.

Illustration: Von Dresden in die Welt - Großer Reisetag im Flughafen Dresden Terminal

The travel agencies on the Departures level – Dresden’s biggest travel market – will be offering expert travel advice, including on our new destinations of Dalaman, Faro and Iceland. The Travel Day is also the perfect place for anyone planning a long-haul holiday. Our airline partners offer countless connections to holiday destinations and cities on all continents, including Cuba, Thailand, Florida, New York and the Maldives. There will be fun and games for children so adults can browse the trips on offer at their leisure.
Parking in the multi-storey car park will cost €4 for the day. Have your parking ticket discounted at the airport information desk or the car park security office. The two hours of free short-term parking at outdoor car park PK2 also apply on Travel Day. To get your parking ticket discounted, present confirmation of your booking or advice session or a receipt from one of the terminal’s shops or cafés.

 

6 February, 19:00: travel talk on Botswana

Together with Diamir Erlebnisreisen and our caterers ElbeZeit, we’re inviting you to our series of travel lectures that are guaranteed to spark your wanderlust.

Illustration: Reisevortrag über Botswana im Flughafen Dresden Terminal
(Picture: Jörg Ehrlich)

BOTSWANA – OKAWANGO DELTA SAFARI PARADISE

A talk by Jörg Ehrlich, 90 minutes, with interval and prize draw for a €300 travel voucher
This land-locked delta, a unique habitat that’s home to a breathtaking diversity of flora and fauna, is one of the world’s most beautiful safari regions. This UNESCO world heritage site forms the green heart of Botswana in the middle of the desert. Jörg Ehrlich has been returning to this natural paradise regularly for many years.
Botswana’s green treasure chest never ceases to surprise. The wildlife photographer will talk about how animals adapt to this special habitat and about the dynamism of the water bodies, whose peak levels in the Delta coincide precisely with the dry season in the surrounding countryside. He accompanies African wild dogs, a species threatened with extinction, on the hunt, encounters lions and leopards and glides silently through papyrus-fringed water channels in a traditional makoro boat.
Jörg Ehrlich portrays the vast and magnificent diversity of delta landscapes, gives us a glimpse of the rich bird life there and describes some exciting experiences at the heart of the natural world.



  • Venue: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (terminal level 02)
  • Doors open: 18:30, start: 19:00
  • Ticket price: €15 including welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park (get your entrance ticket discounted at the airport information desk)
  • Book by emailing fernweh@dresden-airport.de
  • Tickets available on the night from the airport information desk
  • Service phone line: +49 351 881 3360

Delicious themed food and drinks:

  • Welcome drink: Rock Shandy
  • Vegetable roll with creamed avocado and lentil purée
  • Couscous with pumpkin and grilled beef

12 February: Kick-off for the winter holidays

To kick off Saxony’s winter school holidays, Dresden Airport has put together an exciting package of sports and leisure activities.

Illustration: Table football at Dresden Airport

From 10:00, visitors of all ages can test their skills on the table football tables and the ice stock lane on the conference level. A two-hour airport tour starts at 14:00 and 16:00, taking in the fire station and the winter service hangar.
The package costs €10 for children up to age 14 and €18 for adults. 30-minute ice stock (curling) session: €3/€4 (charged separately). Tickets for the airport tour: €9/€14 (also charged separately).

  • Booking recommended: phone +49 (0)351 881 3360 or email touren@dresden-airport.de.
  • Parking in the multi-storey car park: €5 (have your parking ticket discounted at the airport information desk)

On the Sunday, the airport will also be running a table football tournament with table football providers 5meter (www.5meter.de). It costs just €2 per person to take part.

13 to 26 February: Elephant, snow cutter-blower and more - school holiday tours at the airport

On this two-hour tour you’ll find out lots of fascinating and fun facts about everyday life at the airport.

Illustration: Winter service hangar at Dresden Airport
Winter service hangar at Dresden Airport

After a security check, you’ll ride out onto the apron in an apron bus, where you’ll find out about how aircraft are processed and what all the ground support equipment does. The highlight will be the winter service vehicles. Your next stop will be the fire station where you’ll be able to see and touch its state-of-the-art firefighting technology, including the impressive Panther 8x8 fire engine.

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 and 15:30, Sun (19 and 26 February): 16:00
  • Special price: €9 for children up to age 14, €14 for adults (usually €1 more per person)
  • Booking is essential: phone +49 (0)351 881 3300 or 3360 or email touren@dresden-airport.de.
  • Max. 30 participants per tour
  • Meeting point and tickets at the airport information desk

13 March, 19:00: travel talk on Australia

Together with Diamir Erlebnisreisen and our caterers ElbeZeit, we’re inviting you to our series of travel lectures that are guaranteed to spark your wanderlust.

Illustration: Vortrag über Australien im Flughafen Dresden Terminal
(Picture: Markus Walter)

AUSTRALIA
SYDNEY, BEACH & OUTBACK – AN ADVENTURE DOWN UNDER

Digital multivision talk by Markus Walter, 90 minutes, with interval and prize draw for a €300 travel voucher
Australia – the name itself is music to the ears of any travel fan, but a trip to the Red Continent often remains a long-held dream. So why not come along and discover the continent at the other end of the world on a multimedia journey?
This talk tells exciting tales of adventures in all seven Australian states, which the speaker has visited over five trips lasting almost a year and covering more than 40,000 kilometres. In his talk, which features a musical soundtrack, he shows us the best of more than 20,000 photographs along with some fantastic impressions of Australia’s amazing world of fauna and flora.
You’ll visit the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, deserts with huge sand dunes, bizarre rock formations, impenetrably dense jungles as well as cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.

  • Venue: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (terminal level 02)
  • Doors open: 18:30, start: 19:00
  • Ticket price: €15 including welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park (get your entrance ticket discounted at the airport information desk)
  • Book by emailing fernweh@dresden-airport.de
  • Tickets available on the night from the airport information desk
  • Service phone line: +49 351 881 3360

Delicious themed food and drinks:

  • Welcome drink: passion-fruit cocktail
  • Beefburger with pineapple
  • Vegemite dip with vegetable crisps

7 May, 1:00-18:00: Family Day at Dresden Airport

There will be lots of activities for the whole family, both inside and outside the terminal, including aviation and technology exhibitions, guided tours, sightseeing flights, children’s entertainment and presentations by partner companies and clubs from the north Dresden area. And don’t miss the fantastic holiday bargains including flights from Dresden at Dresden’s biggest travel centre.

Illustration: Familientag am Flughafen Dresden

Watch this space – more details to be announced early next year!

  • Admission: free (except sightseeing flights and guided tours)
  • Parking in the multi-storey car park: €5

19 May, 19:00: Blues, Boogie & Swing

This traditional event has blues and boogie fans flocking to the airport terminal in their hundreds. “Jazz not Jetlag” on two levels with boogie woogie, blues and swing late into the night!

Illustration: Blues, boogie and swing in the Dresden Airport terminal

It’s all clear for take-off for a special musical cargo as part of the 47th Dresden International Dixieland Festival. With its industrial architecture, this unique terminal makes a very special setting for this musical extravaganza. There will be toe-tapping, singing and dancing galore on the visitor platform and the conference level.

  • 19:00-23:30, doors open 18:15.
  • Line-up: Dizzy Birds, Lamarotte Jazzband (NL), Papa's Finest Boogie-Band, Steve "Big Man" Clayton (GB)
  • MC: Ekkerhard Garten
  • Admission: €31.50 (free seating)

4 and 5 June: Fun Days for Kids

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


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

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

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