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.

28 March 2015: Dresden Tourism Day – Discover Your City

Illustration: Guided tour of Dresden Airport
Get to see aircraft right up close on our guided tours on Dresden Tourism Day.

Discover Your City – With this slogan the Dresden Tourism Association (TVD) is inviting local residents to take part in Dresden Tourism Day. Some 60 events being put on by TVD members demonstrate just how diverse the sector is and how much there is to experience in Dresden.From themed city tours to indoor barbecues and bed-making competitions in hotels, the day is a chance for the people of Dresden to go on an exciting journey of discovery. Dresden Airport will also be taking part in Dresden Tourism Day. Come and explore our terminal and ground facilities on the 60-minute guided tour, which includes a bus trip out onto the tarmac.

  • “Airport exclusive – Behind The Scenes”
  • Times: 10:00, 12:30, 15:00, 17:30
  • Special ticket prices: €3 for children, €5 for adults
  • Booking essential on +49 (0)351 881-3300

The Dresden Tourism Association is an association of tourism service providers in Dresden and the local region which is dedicated to promoting tourism in all its forms. The Association provides services for tourism companies, acts as a point of contact for tourism policy and strategy for Dresden and the region, and represents the interests of the tourism sector to relevant decision-makers in politics, business, media etc. at a regional and supra-regional level.

Illustration: Dresden Tourism Day

3 - 10 April 2015: Maxi tours in Saxony’s Easter holidays

Illustration: Guided tour at Dresden International Airport
Children get a close-up view of aircraft being handled on the tarmac from the airport bus
  • Dates:
    3 April - 6 April: daily 16:30
    7 April - 10 April: daily 9:30 and 11:30
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • All tours must be booked by telephone on +49 (0)351 881-3300 (or -3360 on weekends).
  • Ticket price: children up to age 14: €6, adults: €9
  • Meeting point: Airport information desk in the terminal

What is the furthest destination away from Dresden in our timetable? 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 and many more on our holiday tours.

After a tour of the terminal building and a security check, you will be taken out onto the tarmac in the apron bus to watch aircraft being processed on the ground. You will be able to take pictures and videos of planes taking off and landing, traffic conditions permitting. You will also stop off at the airport fire station to explore and admire our fire-fighting vehicles, like the Panther 8x8.

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 round the modern Dresden Airport terminal

15 May 2015: Blues, Boogie & Swing (45th International Dixieland Festival)

Illustration: Dixieland at the Dresden Airport Terminal
The Dresden Airport Terminal is one of the Dixieland Festival’s most attractive venues.

Jazz not jet lag! This year sees yet another evening of jazz-packed delights cleared for take-off at Dresden International Airport. The terminal – formerly an aircraft construction hangar – provides a very special backdrop for this musical extravaganza. There will be toe-tapping, singing and dancing galore on two levels: the visitor platform and the conference level.

  • Friday 15 May
  • 18:00: Warm-up on the Departures level with the Gyulaer Big Band (H)
  • from 18:45 alternating
    on the Conference level: Die Jazzpolizei (D), Big Easy Brassband (NL), BrassAppeal (D), Jam Session
    and on the visitor platform: Frank Muschalle Trio (D), Thomas Stelzer & friends (D)
  • Compère: Ulf Drechsel
  • Admission: €31.50 (free seating)

Full details – advance ticket sales, programme, artists [in German]

“My USA” exhibition

Illustration: My USA – title of the photography exhibition by artist Reiner Schlag at the airport
Reiner Schlag in front of pictures from his “My USA” exhibition (picture: private)
  • Exhibition by Münster-based artist Reiner Schlag
  • Reiner Schlag sees his USA photographs as a series of personal snapshots in which man – in the context of his living environment – is often at centre stage.
  • The pictures are printed on large acrylic glass panels and individually coloured, making each picture an original. The transparency of the panels against the various display backgrounds creates an additional tension.
  • Venue: Dresden Airport terminal, Departures level, public area
  • Admission free, open 24/7

Reiner Schlag’s website

Exhibition “eisenartig!”

Illustration: My Marilyn – collage by Roland Zubrod
My Marilyn – collage by Roland Zubrod
  • Exhibition by artist Roland Zubrod: iron sculptures, wall works, collages
  • Abstract “reduced” iron sculptures with titles like “Engel” (Angel), “Ziel” (Destination), “Selbstehrung” (Honouring the Self) or “Segment”
  • Collages: modified images of women or well-known works (e.g. “Meine Mona” (My Mona), “Meine Marilyn” (My Marilyn), “Gläubige” (Believer), “Maschinenfrau” (Machine Woman)
  • Wall works: abstract modifications using objects or toys
  • Venue: Dresden Airport terminal, Departures level, public area
  • Admission free, open 24/7
Illustration: Angel – iron sculpture by Roland Zubrod

Angel – iron sculpture by Roland Zubrod

Illustration: Honouring the Self – iron sculpture by Roland Zubrod

Honouring the Self – iron sculpture by Roland Zubrod

Exhibition “Uncover The Truth In It”

Copyright: Christoph Graefe
Copyright: Christoph Graefe
  • Exhibition by Dresden glass and metal artist Christoph Graefe
  • Pop-art style pictures in metal, pencil and paint
  • Location: Conference centre in Dresden Airport terminal (level 02)
  • Free admission
  • Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays 09:00-17:00 (except public holidays)

Christoph Graefe’s website (in German)

Copyright: Christoph Graefe

Copyright: Christoph Graefe

Arche Moritzburg – Biological Diversity Exhibition

Illustration: Students Nadine and Sebastian at an exhibition preview. Copyright: Flughafen Dresden GmbH, Michael Weimer
Students Nadine and Sebastian at an exhibition preview. Copyright: Flughafen Dresden GmbH, Michael Weimer

This exhibition looks at the diversity of life in different habitats and examines biological and environmental contexts. It is organised by the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden, an institute forming part of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Frankfurt and a member of the Leibniz Association.

  • Opening hours: 06:00 to 23:00 daily
  • Location: public area of the terminal
  • Free admission

Flyer on the special exhibition (in German)

More dates for the diary 2015

21 March 2015: Dresden Job Fair

9 August 2015: Grand Travel Day in the Dresden Airport terminal

19/20 September 2015: Dresden Airport turns 80 – Grand Airport Festival

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