Events Calendar 2018

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.

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Airport information desk


+49 (0)351 881-3360



6 May: Grand Family Day at Dresden Airport

There’s a whole host of exciting aviation-related events and activities happening at our Family Day. Admission is free (except for guided tours and sightseeing flights). Park in the multi-storey car park for a flat fee of €4. Food and refreshments will be available in the terminal from the Gate 14 airport shop and from Elbezeit.

Illustration: Grand Family Day at Dresden Airport

+++ OUTSIDE +++

There will be lots going on outside the terminal for you and your family to enjoy. Visit our historic aircraft display, which will include a MiG 21, a MiG 23 and various privately-owned rarities, along with some modern ultralight aircraft such as a VL-3 Evolution, a Eurostar SLW-Sport and a Viper SD4.
Portground GmbH and the airport fire station will also be exhibiting some of their vehicles and equipment. You’ll get to see a highloader, an aircraft de-icer, the Panther 8x8 airport fire engine and a universal fire engine.
Exhibitors with information stands and activities:

  • Dresden Federal Police with their own technology show
  • Landesverkehrswacht Sachsen e. V with traffic safety simulators and a vision and reaction test for you to try out
  • Dresdner Eislöwen with an ice hockey shooting module
  • Little John Bikes with an e-bike circuit to have a go on
  • Verein für Knochenmark- und Stammzellenspenden e. V. (bone marrow and stem cell donation association) with typing and photo activities
  • UNICEF with games for kids
  • A joint information stand featuring Tourismusverband Erzgebirge e. V. and various partners
  • Felicitas-Direktwerbung GmbH with packs for families with babies and young children
  • Sammy Supershow with a show truck, skateboard competition and climbing frame
  • ADAC with a bouncy castle and an information stand
  • Sport und Jugend e. V. with lots of sports and play equipment for kids to try out
  • Playport with two bouncy castles and an electric car circuit

The Transport Museum will be presenting the last preserved fuselage of the 152, which has been given a new home in the airport’s west wing, 60 years after its maiden flight. This exhibit has always proven extremely popular in the past, so please expect queues (access the west wing from outside the terminal).


+++ TERMINAL +++

There’s plenty on offer for the whole family inside the terminal too, with lots of exciting activities for kids guaranteeing a fun-packed day out.
Exhibitors inside the terminal:

  • Skiverband Sachsen e.V. with a laser shooting game
  • AOK Plus with a photo booth and balloon artists
  • Kids’ sprint event on the visitor platform
  • Sumo wrestler animation
  • “5 Dwarfs” obstacle course
  • Stadtsportbund Dresden with a sports show programme on the stage
  • Kids’ miniature railway from Klein-Erzgebirge Oeaderan
  • Youth Fire Brigades human table football tournament and information stand “Fit for the Youth Fire Brigade”
  • Other exhibitors with information stands: Dresden Federal Police, German Air Traffic Control, Elbe Flugzeugwerke, KLM, Germania, Federal Armed Forces career centre, Kinderferienlagerverein Radeburg e. V., Seilbahnen Thale GmbH, Europa-Park Rust, Klotzscher Verein and, of course, Dresden Airport and Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG with exciting information on training, careers and events

There will be a fascinating programme of performances on the stage on the visitor platform throughout the day.
Don’t miss out on our Answer and Win – Lucky Phone Call competition!

  • From 11:00 to 17:00 we will be giving away attractive prizes, including a family weekend at Europa-Park Rust for 2 adults and 2 children (including one night at the camp resort, 4 Eurowings flight vouchers worth €200 each for a return flight to Stuttgart from Dresden plus transfer from Stuttgart Airport to Europa-Park), an Alltours travel voucher, a Follow Me tour voucher, and KLM and Germania flight vouchers.
  • To take part, simply enter your name and mobile number on the prize draw card, be available to answer your phone until the next full hour, and with any luck you’ll win a prize there and then!

Olympic medallist Nico Walther with his bobsleigh:

  • Another highlight of this year’s Family Day is the appearance of Olympic athlete Nico Walther, who won silver in the 4-man bobsleigh race at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Nico will be signing autographs and will have his bobsleigh with him.


Family Day wouldn’t be complete without a range of exciting tours around the airport grounds.
Some of the places on these tours can be booked in advance in our online shop, and there will be plenty of places available on the day itself. All tours leave from the tour counter next to the airport information desk in the terminal. Please note: payment is in cash only.

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

TourMini tourWeather Station tourDHL tour
Tour contentShort guided tour of the terminal, security check, bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatchedTour of the German Meteorological Service weather station at the airportSpecial tour of the DHL A300-600 freighter aircraft
Durationapprox. 60 minapprox. 960 minapprox. 60 min
TimesEvery 30 minutes between 10:00 and 17:3011:00
Every 45 minutes between 10:30 and 16:30
PricesChildren: €4
Adults: €6
Children: €4
Adults: €6
€10 per person
(age 14 and over only)


Several companies will be offering sightseeing flights with various aircraft:

August der Starke Air Service
Cessna 172 – 3 passengers
Cessna 172 – 3 passengers
Cessna 172 – 3 passengers

Milan Kamenz Flight Centre
Cessna 172 – 3 passengers
Cessna 172 – 3 passengers
Piper 28 – 3 passengers

Flugservice Bautzen
Tobago TB-10 – 3 passengers
Gipps Aero GA 8 – 7 passengers

Technische Restaurationen Zinke
Antonov AN-2 – 9 passengers

Born-2-Fly Flying School
Platzer Kiebitz – 1 passenger

  • Tickets can be purchased on the arrivals level in the terminal on the day. Prices start at €59 for adults and €34 for children (from age 3).
  • Details of flight routes can be obtained at the ticket desk.
  • Flughafen Dresden GmbH acts solely as an intermediary for these flights. The contract is between the passenger and the company whose aircraft they are travelling in.
  • Germania will also be running a sightseeing flight (departure 14:30, duration approx. 60 min). Tickets can be purchased from the Germania website and from the airport information desk on the day (price: €69 per person).

18 May: Blues, Boogie & Swing in the terminal

For the 17th time, the Dresden Airport terminal will once again be one of the venues for the Dresden International Dixieland Festival.

Illustration: Dixieland at Dresden Airport

Our striking terminal building with its industrial architecture makes a very special setting for this musical extravaganza, running for the 48th time this year.

This unique atmosphere is one that audiences have grown to love and appreciate. Guests can sing and dance the night away on the visitor platform and on the conference level. Acts include Big Easy Brassband (NL), Certains L’Aiment Chaud (F), the Frank Muschalle Trio and Thomas Stelzer. The event’s MC will be Enrico Pohl.

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

Tickets for the event cost €31.50 (no seat reservations) and are available from the usual ticket outlets or online:

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only) (in German only)

1 June: Maxi tour on Children’s Day

Off to the airport after school!

Children on an exciting guided tour of Dresden Airport

Our Customer Services department is running an exciting 90-minute airport tour on International Children’s Day. After a short tour of the terminal and a security check, participants (max. 30 per tour) will head out onto the apron in an apron bus to watch aircraft being handled and all the processes involved between take-off and landing. This will be followed by a visit to the airport fire station.

  • Departs at 17:00
  • Tickets for children up to age 14 cost just €2 if accompanied by a paying adult (€10).
  • 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
  • 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)

2/3 June: Fun Days for Kids

Awaiting our youngest visitors are an exciting airport tour and all manner of fun and games.

Illustration: Fun Days for Kids at Dresden Airport

To mark International Children’s Day, Dresden Airport is organising two fun days for 3- to 14-year-olds and their families. The highlight will be a series of exciting tours with lots of attractions for kids between 09:00 and 18:00.

On the 90-minute airport tour, children will find out lots of fascinating facts about flight operations at the airport. The tour starts with an introductory talk at the airport information desk. Then you’ll pass through security and board an apron bus which will take you out onto the tarmac to watch aircraft being handled and the ground support equipment in operation. At the fire station you’ll get to see a range of firefighting vehicles, including a real Panther and a demonstration of how it fights fires. The highlight of the tour will be a simulated house fire.

Depending on the weather, this will be followed by various indoor or outdoor activities: face painting, arts and crafts, table football, an exhibition featuring a historic police helicopter and the legendary Baade 152 – the first German passenger jet aircraft – along with lots of other surprises. Refreshments will be available.

  • Discounted parking: €5 (have your parking ticket discounted at the airport information desk)
  • Children up to age 14: €10, adults: €12
  • 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
  • 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)

1 July-26 August: Summer Evening tours at the airport

Every Sunday from 18:00!

Guided tour of Dresden Airport

On our popular Summer Evening tours, participants (max. 30 per tour) will be given a brief guided tour of the terminal building, after which they will pass through security. Then they will take a bus ride out onto the apron to watch aircraft being handled. No airport tour would be complete without a visit to the fire station, where fire-fighters will present their firefighting equipment and the impressive 1250 hp Panther 8x8.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Tickets: children up to age 14: €8, adults: €12
  • 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
  • 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)

2 July-10 August: Mini and Maxi tours in the summer holidays

Kids bored in the summer holidays? Not at the airport, that’s for sure!

Children watching an aircraft being handled at Dresden Airport

With planeloads of holidaymakers heading south from Dresden every day, children can now get right into the thick of the action! An airport guide will take them in an apron bus to watch luggage being loaded into the planes, and if they want they can also head over to the airport fire station.

  • Every Tuesday and Friday
  • Tickets for the 60-minute Mini tour (departs 10:00): children up to age 14, with holiday pass: €4 (without holiday pass: €5), adults: €7
  • Special price for the 90-minute Maxi tour (departs 14:00): children up to age 14: €6, adults: €9 (usually €1 more)
  • 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
  • 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)

11 August 2018: 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. A selection of hot drinks, orange juice and water are included; other drinks are available for purchase. 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 three working days of ordering.


  • 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.”

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