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.

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

8 to 19 February: “Elephant, snow cutter-blower and co.” – Guided tours in the school winter holidays

  • Tour of the terminal, security check area, bus trip over the tarmac, tour to see the fire station and winter services equipment
  • Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m. and 11.30; Saturday 10 a.m.
  • Time: 90 minutes; up to 30 people per tour
  • Children/schoolchildren aged up to 14: 6 euros, adults: 9 euros

9 February: Carnival tours during the school holidays

  • Tour of the terminal, security check area, bus trip over the tarmac, tour to see the fire station and winter services equipment
  • 9.30 and 11.30 a.m., 1.30 p.m.
  • Time: 90 minutes; up to 30 people per tour
  • Doughnuts and Capri Sun for each child
  • Special price for children/schoolchildren aged up to 14 in fancy dress: 6 euros (regular price: 7 euros), adults: 10 euros

8 March: Airport tour on Women's Day

  • Tour of the terminal, security check area, bus trip over the tarmac, visit to the airport fire station
  • Sparkling wine tasting at the “Gate 14” airport shop (costs extra)
  • 5 p.m.
  • Time: 2.5 hours; up to 30 people
  • 9 euros per adult

25/27/28 March: AIRlebnis tours at Easter

  • Tour of the terminal, security check area, bus trip over the tarmac, tour of the equipment and winter services halls, visit to the fire station with a demonstration of the “Panther 8x8” fire-fighting vehicle
  • Chocolate bunny for every participant
  • always at 3.30 p.m.
  • Time: 2 hours; up to 30 people per tour
  • Children/schoolchildren aged up to 14: 10 euros, adults: 15 euros

29 to 31 March: Guided tours in the school Easter holidays

  • Tour of the terminal, security check area, bus trip over the tarmac, visit to see the fire-fighting equipment
  • Always at 9.30 and 11.30 a.m.
  • Time: 90 minutes; up to 30 people per tour
  • Children/schoolchildren aged up to 14: 6 euros, adults: 9 euros

1 April: Airport tours on the VVO Discovery Day (Upper Elbe Transport Association)

  • Security check area, bus tour, visit to the airport fire station with equipment demonstration
  • 10 a.m.; 12, 2 and 5 p.m.
  • Time: two hours; up to 30 people per tour
  • Children/schoolchildren aged up to 14: 10 euros, adults: 15 euros
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

Exhibitions

“Arche Moritzburg – Biological Diversity Exhibition” (Senckenberg Natural History Collections, Dresden)

  • Presentation of the diversity of life in various habitats, with biological and ecological Backgrounds
  • Departures level, public area
  • Admission free, open 24/7

Bautzen Reservoir (State Reservoir Administration of Saxony, LTV)

  • Presentation on 40 eventful years at Bautzen Reservoir
  • Rare exhibits such as the original daily records of the dam's construction
  • Eye-witness interviews
  • Photographs and films of the flooded villages of Malsitz and Nimschütz, the dam's construction and renovation and the 2010 floods
  • Departures level, public section
  • Free entry, open round the clock (until 31 March 2016)

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