Events Calendar 2017

We look forward to welcoming you to our events!

Illustration: Guided tour with bus ride 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.


7-23 Uhr

14 to 20 April: Easter tours at the Airport

We’re offering our popular airport tours at Easter at a special price. On Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, there will be a little Easter surprise for every participant.

Illustration: Guided tour of Dresden Airport – visit to the fire station

Easter Air Experience Tour

  • Good Friday (14 April), Easter Sunday (16 April), Easter Monday (17 April)
  • Leaves at 15:30, duration 2 hours, max. 30 persons per tour
  • Security check, bus ride onto apron to watch aircraft being dispatched, fascinating facts on aircraft handling and winter service equipment
  • Visit to the airport fire station to see the state-of-the-art fire-fighting technology, with fire engine demonstrations
  • Easter surprise at the end of every tour
  • Special price: € 9 per child, € 14 per adult (usually €1 more)

Easter holidays Maxi tour

  • 18-20 April: 2 tours per day, times by arrangement
  • 90 minutes, max. 30 persons per tour
  • Security check, bus ride onto apron to watch aircraft being handled
  • Visit to the airport fire station
  • Special price: € 6 per child, € 9 per adult (usually € 1 more)

Booking essential:

  • Tel. +49 (0)351 881 3300 or 3360
  • Email:

21 April, from 9:30: VVO Discovery Day

This year, Dresden Airport is once again one of the venues of Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe’s Discovery Day.

Illustration: VVO Discovery Day at Dresden Airport

Take a peek behind the scenes at the airport on a discovery tour. The exciting two-hour-long tour, which includes a security control, a bus tour and a visit to the airport fire station with technology demonstrations, will simply fly by!

  • Tours leave from the airport information desk (terminal, ground floor) at 9:30, 12:00, 14:30 and 17:00.
  • Tickets: adults € 15, children € 10
  • Max. 30 persons per tour
  • Book by phoning +49 (0)351 881-3300 or 881-3360, or by emailing

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)

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:

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

Both sessions on 4 June are FULLY BOOKED! There are still some places remaining for both sessions on 5 June.

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
  • 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:

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