Events Calendar

We look forward to welcoming you to our events!

Kinder bei einer Führung am Flugahfen Dresden

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.

Für Veranstaltungen und Touren am Dresdner Flughafen können Sie bequem von zu Hause Tickets buchen.

Airport information desk

Telefonnummer

+49 (0)351 881-3360

Öffnungszeiten

07:00-23:00

24 May: Blues, Boogie & Swing in the terminal

For the 18th time, Dresden Airport will once again be one of the venues for the International Dixieland Festival. The evening starts at 19:00, doors open 18:15. The warm-up act is the Zenith Brassband (B), who will be performing at 18:30.

Illustration: Dixieland at Dresden Airport

Our unusual terminal building with its industrial architecture makes a very special setting for this musical extravaganza, running for the 49th time this year.

This unique atmosphere is one that audiences have grown to love and appreciate. Guests can s(w)ing and dance the night away on the visitor platform and on the conference level. Other acts include Sugarpie and the Candymen (IT), The Boogie Woogie Duo, Jazz Connection (NL) and Swingtanz with the Jam Circle Company. Your host for the evening will be Enrico Pohl.

The event ends at around 23:30, after which the Dixie S-Bahn will take concert-goers back to Dresden Central station. The usual VVO tickets and prices apply.

Admission tickets cost €31.50 (no seat reservations) and are available from the usual ticket outlets and online at Flughafen-Onlineshop.


Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

www.dixielandfestival-dresden.com (in German only)

31 May: High-flyer children’s day

Flyers, handicrafts, airport fun: Dresden Airport offers lots of attractions for children on ‘bridging day’.

Children on an exciting guided tour of Dresden Airport

It all kicks off with a one-hour mini tour that takes you through the terminal and security out onto the airport apron. During an entertaining bus ride, you’ll get to experience up close how planes are prepared for take-off. The tour also includes a visit to a Mi-2 helicopter.
In addition, there will be several table football tables and a craft area on the Departures level, where children can make and paint their own high-quality paper aeroplanes. Customer Services staff will be on hand to provide instructions and assistance. And for anyone who gets hungry or thirsty in between, a sweet snack buffet will be available.

  • Tour times: 10:00, 13:00, 15:00
  • Minimum age: 3 years
  • Session duration: 2½ hours
  • Early bird tickets (book before 12 April): €19.90 per person, €22.90 thereafter
  • Booking is essential: call +49 (0)351 881 3300 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00,
    outside these times: +49 (0)351 881 3360) or e-mail touren@dresden-airport.de
  • Meeting point: airport information desk (don’t forget your ID!)

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

1/2 June: Fun Days for Kids

To mark International Children’s Day, Dresden Airport is putting on two fun days for 3- to 14-year-olds and their families.

Illustration: Fun Days for Kids at Dresden Airport

The highlight will be exciting tours with lots of attractions for kids between 09:00 and 18:00. During a 60-minute guided tour of the airport, you will learn all kinds of fascinating facts about how an airport is run.
Before the tour starts, there will be a short briefing at the airport information desk, after which you will go through security and board the apron bus for a tour of the apron with a close-up view of aircraft and handling equipment.
This will be followed by a visit to the airport fire brigade, which is always extremely popular. There you’ll get to see the various firefighting vehicles, including a real Panther with a live demonstration of how it fights fires. The fire brigade will also simulate a domestic fire. The fun days come to a close with knot tying, target spraying and marshmallow grilling.
What’s more, the ever-popular Airport Kids Bag (suitable for all ages) will be on sale for just €10. It includes an A1 fire service poster, a selection of popular and handy airport souvenirs and some sweet surprises.

  • Tour times: Saturday (1 June) 14:00 and 16:00, Sunday (2 June) 10:00 and 14:00.
  • Session duration: approx. 2½ hours
  • Recommended minimum age: 5 years
  • Price: children aged 3-14: €13, adults: €16
  • Discounted parking: €5 in the multi-storey car park (have your parking ticket
    discounted at the airport information desk)
  • Booking is essential: call +49 (0)351 881 3300 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00,
    outside these times: +49 (0)351 881 3360) or e-mail touren@dresden-airport.de
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

17 August: High Fliers Starting School

The first day of school is a very special day for children, parents, grandparents and friends. Our venue, Dresden Airport, is the perfect setting for celebrating this unique event.

Illustration: Children starting school

We welcome you in the LuftRAUM (terminal) at 14:00 with a juice and sparkling wine reception. Then there’s a sumptuous sweet and savoury snack buffet with something to suit everyone’s taste. We can also serve a special cake (please order in advance).
After a range of exciting activities featuring a sweet bar*, arts and crafts for the children and table football, you and your party will leave on a 90-minute discovery tour, on which you’ll be taken out onto the apron and to the airport fire station. Every school starter will also be given a small surprise gift. We look forward to welcoming you!
Admission for school starters and children up to age 5 is free. Children up to age 14 pay €29.90 and adults pay €39.90. Parking in the multi-storey car park is included. We will post you your boarding passes for High Fliers Starting School within up to five working days of ordering.

Programme:

  • 14:00 Doors open, juice and sparkling wine reception
  • 14:30 Sweet and savoury buffet and fun activities for kids
  • 16:30 90-minute airport discovery tour

*extra charge

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

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.”

Exhibition: “Sachsen hebt seine Schätze”

Saxony’s State Agency for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG) presents a new exhibition on the Departures level of the terminal: “Sachsen hebt seine Schätze” (Saxony unlocks its treasures). The aim of this exhibition is to open up the subject of geology to everyone.

Ausstellung  Sachsen hebt seine Schätze

Visitors walk through a mock-up of an underground mining gallery with interactive screens on which they can immerse themselves in the fascinating world of minerals. Not to be missed by young and old alike is the eight-square-metre hidden object picture that tells the story of mining in Saxony right up to the present day. Exhibits such as the model of a geothermal heat plant vividly demonstrate the role geology plays in our everyday lives today and how it can be used to generate energy. 

Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the ROHSA 3 project. Saxony has a wealth of data on meticulously explored mineral deposits and detailed information on deep geological strata. This data is being digitised and made accessible through a search engine as part of the ROHSA project.

The exhibition will be open until April 2019. Admission is free.

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