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

Telefonnummer

+49 (0)351 881-3360

Öffnungszeiten

07:00-23:00

30 September to 31 October 2018: Airport on Ice

When the autumn winds start to become unpleasant, Airport on Ice gives you a great alternative for going out with your family, friends, children and workmates to skate around and have fun.

Illustration: Airport on Ice

Ice skating fans can put their skating skills to the test on a 20-square-metre artificial ice rink on the Conference level. And if ice skating is not your thing, why not try your hand at ice stock sport (curling)? Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, it’s all about skill and ability on the approx. 20-metre long rink.
Our tip: Combine a visit to "Airport on Ice" with an exciting guided tour and experience the fascinating world of aviation!

Other events
30 September – 30 October: “High Flyer” birthday parties for children (by arrangement)
6-21 October: Guided tours in the autumn school holidays
3 October: Art, antique and vintage market, Mini Tour on Sendung mit der Maus Door Opener Day
21 October: Ice hockey show game and training session with the Freitaler Pinguine
31 October: Halloween on Ice with face-painting, painting and craft tables and Halloween tours

Opening hours

30 September to 7 October and 22 to 31 October: 

  • Monday to Friday: 14:00-20:00; 
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11:00-20:00

8 to 21 October (autumn school holidays): 

  • Monday to Sunday 11:00-20:00

Admission prices

  • Children/students: €3
  • Adults: €4
  • Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children): €12
  • Ice stock sport: €35 per hour or part thereof
  • Ice skates in sizes 25 to 46 can be hired at the venue for €3.

Your skating admission ticket entitles you to use the rink the whole day long – even if you pop out for a bite to eat at lunchtime or fancy going to watch planes in between.

Combine with an airport tour to get a discounted combined ticket.

Ice Rink and Mini Tour Combo:

  • Short tour of the terminal, security check, bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched, fascinating facts about flight operations and the airport’s history (60 minutes)
  • Accompanied by experienced tour guides
  • Filming and photography are permitted
  • School students €8, adults €11

Ice Rink and Maxi Tour Combo:

  • Short tour of the terminal, security check, bus ride onto the apron to watch aircraft being dispatched, visit to the fire station with its futuristic fire-extinguishing equipment, fascinating facts about flight operations and the airport’s history (90 minutes)
  • Accompanied by experienced tour guides
  • Filming and photography are permitted
  • School students €10, adults €14

“High Flyer” birthday parties

  • up to 15 people
  • incl. ice skating, skate hire, guide, table football, beverages, sweet snacks, surprise for the birthday girl/boy, invitations, supervision
  • €285 

Tickets

Advice and reservations

Jana Franke

Telefonnummer

+49 (0)351 881-3300, or 881-3360 at weekends

1, 2 and 6 to 21 October: Airport tours in Saxony’s autumn school holidays

On this 90-minute Maxi tour you can learn more about the history and the daily processes here at our airport.

After going through security, a bus will take you out onto the apron. Here you get an up-close experience of the various jobs involved in servicing an aircraft. A visit to the airport’s fire department with their futuristic fire-extinguishing equipment is the crowning highlight of this tour.
If you buy a combination ticket you can also have fun at “Airport on Ice” both before and after the tour. The 200 square metre synthetic ice rink on the terminal’s conference level is beautifully suited to hone your skating skills for the winter season or to try out skating for the first time. Skates ranging in size from 25 to 46 are available for rent.

  • Monday to Sunday, 15:00 (max. 30 people)
  • Price: Children up to age 14: €7, adults: €10
  • Combination ticket for Maxi Tour and Airport on Ice: children € 10, adults € 14
  • Booking is essential: call +49 (0)351/881-3300 (Mon - Fri 9:00 – 17:00,
    outside these times: +49 (0)351/881-3360) or send an email
    to touren@dresden-airport.de 
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)
  • Tickets can also be purchased in the online shop: shop.dresden-airport.de

28 October 2018: Travel Day

Travel Day is ideal for a Sunday trip to the airport with the whole family. The numerous travel agencies in the terminal are open from 10:00 to 18:00.


Get advice from the experts on everything from package tours and trips to faraway places to great last-minute bargains.
In addition to planning your current winter or up and coming summer holiday, you can also experience “Airport on Ice”. Skating fans of any age can go out onto the 200 square metre artificial ice rink on the conference level. Skates can be hired at the venue.
Those who do not want to try out their skating skills can show how talented they are a “Bavarian curling”. The 20-metre long rink demands skill and dexterity from both beginners and advanced players. There are Bavarian curling sticks available for both adults and children – the ideal prerequisite for exciting team duels.

31 October 2018: Halloween on Ice

In addition to the finale for Airport on Ice, with its ghoulish face painting and arts and crafts, there will also be a Halloween Experience Tour.

Participants will first go through security and will then board a bus that takes them out to the apron. A guide will explain the many processes involved in aircraft ground handling. Then young and old will go to the technology hangar where the elephant, the snow blower and others are waiting to be called up for winter service.

The highlight of the two-hour tour is the visit to the fire station – home to the impressive Panther 8x8. After a demonstration of this 44-ton colossus, the airport fire service will simulate a realistic household fire. Children can test their skills hitting pumpkins with a jet of water or go and grill marshmallows over a fire bowl. The “Gate 14” snack bar will be serving mulled wine and all-you-can-drink fruit punch along with Bratwurst and rolls.
Every participant will also have the opportunity to book a surprise Halloween bag containing airport souvenirs and sweet and sour surprises.

  • Tour times on 31 October: 10:00, 14:30 and 17:00 (tour lasts about 2 hours)
  • Price: children (3 to 14 years old) € 15; adults € 18 (incl. Bratwurst and drink)
  • Meeting point: customer services stand at the ice rink in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)
  • Reservation required: please call +49 (0)351 881-3300 (Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00,
    outside these times +49 (0)351 881-3360),
    or send us an email at: touren@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets:shop.dresden-airport.de

12 November 2018: Wanderlust – the travel talks: USA – the Southwest

A talk by Dirk Schäfer

In co-operation with “DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen”, Dresden Airport invites you to come and enjoy exciting presentations that will awaken your natural desire to discover foreign places. And ElbeZeit GmbH will be offering delicious food that fits the destination.

You think the Wild West is history? Then you haven’t travelled with Dirk Schäfer. In his new live report, he shows you the legendary landscapes and the people of the American Southwest.

Join him as he travels through the isolated deserts between California and Colorado, as he penetrates the desperately hot Death Valley and as he follows the spectacular run of the Colorado River from the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the Mexican border. For hundreds of miles, Dirk Schäfer is in a solitude that is hard to find in our day and age, a solitude that demands the utmost from man and machine. This road trip is a 21st century adventure – with spectacular photos and gripping videos.

  • Place: terminal of the Dresden Airport, conference centre, “LuftRAUM”
  • Admission: doors open at 18:30, presentation starts at 19:00
  • Price: € 15 (incl. welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park)
  • Reservations can be made by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets available at the door (airport information) and at shop.dresden-airport.de

21 November 2018: Experience Tours on Buss- und Bettag

Accompanied by a tour guide, the participants will learn about the complex processes carried out in various areas of the airport.

The participants of this two-hour tour will take a short look at the terminal before they go through a security check and get into an airfield bus that will take them to airplane ground handling. Further highlights are the fire department and the hangars with the winter equipment and the airport vehicles.

  • Times: 10:00 and 14:00 (max. 30 people)
  • Price: children up to 14 years old, € 12, adults € 15
  • Reservation required. Please call +49 (0)351 881-3300 or
    send me an email at touren@dresden-airport.de 
  • Meeting point: Airport Information in the Terminal building (don’t forget your ID!)
  • Tickets: shop.dresden-airport.de

23 November 2018: Jazz im Terminal with Céline Rudolph – Pearls

As part of the ever popular Dresden Jazz Days, the airport becomes a grand stage for Céline Rudolph. She presents her new album, Pearls, as a pre-release in the terminal.

The German-French singer, improviser and composer from Berlin is one of the most exciting new discoveries in vocal jazz in the past few years, not least because of the way she lifts scat singing up into a new dimension. Celebrated by the press and the audiences alike, Céline Rudolph surprises and fascinates with a highly melodic vocal style that is atmospherically dense. It was this style of singing that earned her her first Echo Jazz award in the category “Female Vocalist, national”.
Born in Berlin in 1969, the daughter of a French mother and a German father has had a real passion for music right from early on. She listened to her mother’s chansons, was sometimes allowed to put on her father’s jazz and bossa nova records, started playing hard-bop on the recorder and quickly learned how to play guitar.
While she was still studying at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin (University of Fine Arts, Berlin) she was already on tour throughout Europe and Africa with various groups. She played with gifted musicians such as Bob Moses, Anthony Cox or Gary Peacock. At the end of the 1990s she moved to Cologne, where she sang Schönberg and Jazz – for which she won her first prizes, for example at the Leverkusener Jazztagen. Céline Rudolph has now been professor for Jazz, Rock and Pop Vocals at the conservatoire in Dresden since 2003. Here, after producing more than 10 CDs with various ensembles she if finally found the time to record her first solo works. In 2007 “Brazaventure” comes to the market and two years later the, ECHO Jazz winning “Metamorflores”, followed by “Salvador”, which was Céline Rudolph’s first CD for Universal Music in 2011. At the end of 2017, under the label MEMBRAN, she put out a DUO-Release: “Obsession” with the west-African singer and guitarist Lionel Loueke as well as the quintet release “Pearls”.

1 to 23 December 2018: Airport-by-Night Tours at Advent


These atmospheric, 90-minute tours start with a pleasant get-together with a cup of mulled wine, children’s punch and cookies.

It continues with a short tour of the terminal, a security check and a bus ride across the lighted apron The participants then go on to see the fire department and the winter maintenance technology.

  • Tours take place on: 1 / 2 / 8 / 9 / 15 / 16 / 22 / 23 December 2018, 16:00
  • Price: children (under 14) € 10, adults € 14
  • 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: shop.dresden-airport.de

3 December 2018: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “Pearls of the Orient – Jordan, Egypt, Morocco”

A talk by Wolfgang Röller

In co-operation with “DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen”, Dresden Airport invites you to come and enjoy exciting presentations that will awaken your natural desire to discover foreign places. And ElbeZeit GmbH will be offering delicious food that fits the destination.
The famous wonders of the world and a plethora of sites to see make northern Africa a fascinating travel destination. The presenter, Wolfgang Röller, takes you on a tour to the most amazing places in Jorden, Egypt and Morocco. Breath-taking photos, for example of the Ouzoud waterfalls, of Al-Khazneh (“The Treasury” in the city of Petra) or the Temple of Abu Simbel, give an impression of the unique beauty of these countries. Impressive as well are the craggy mountains, the hot deserts, the Dead Sea as the lowest point on earth and the Valley of the Kings. Let yourself be carried away to exotic foreign lands in this HD-audio-visual-show and see with your own eyes the world of “a thousand and one nights.”

  • Place: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Admission: doors open at 18:30, presentation starts at 19:00
  • Price: 15 euros (incl. welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park)
  • Reservations can be made by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets available at the door (airport information) and at shop.dresden-airport.de

2, 9, 15 and 22 December 2018: Advent baking

Ooh, it smells so good! If you love baking, why not come along and join Bäckerei Heberer in making and decorating your own seasonal biscuits.

Advent baking at Dresden Airport

24 December 2018: Santa Claus is coming to town!

The Christmas Air jet from Lapland (flight no. DRS2412) packed full of Christmas presents lands in Dresden in the morning.

Children can watch Santa Claus alighting from his plane and waving. Then it’s off to the visitor platform in the terminal where there will be plenty of fun and games, Christmas carols, poems and little Christmas presents.

  • Admission free
  • Meeting point: 10:00 at the airport information desk

29-30 December 2018: Model railway exhibition

It’s “full steam ahead” at the fourth model railroad exhibition, where clubs and individuals show their models at the terminal.

  • 29 / 30 December: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: children/students (under 14 years old) € 1, adults € 3
  • Special price: parking € 4 per day
  • Models from n-scale up to IIm, from small, privately owned models to large club versions, analogue and digitally controlled
  • Models from various eras, regional scenes and freely chosen topics, including such things as FALLER-Car-System and real steam power in IIm scale
  • Food, sales and information booths, foosball

60-minute guided airport tours (short tour of the terminal, security check, bus trip to the aircraft ground handling and winter maintenance technology)

  • Tours start on both days at: 10:30 am, 12 noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm (max. 30 people per tour)
  • Children / students (under 14 years old) € 4
  • Adults € 6
  • Reservations can be made by phoning 0351/881-3300 (Mo-Fr 9 am-5 pm or 0351/881-3360 at all other times) or via email: touren@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets are also available in the online shop: shop.dresden-airport.de 
  • Meeting point: airport information in the terminal (please remember to bring identification!)

14 January 2019: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “Sri Lanka – Paradise regained?”

A talk by Kay Maeritz

In co-operation with “DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen”, Dresden Airport invites you to come and enjoy exciting presentations that will awaken your natural desire to discover foreign places. And ElbeZeit GmbH will be offering delicious food that fits the destination.
Sri Lanka enchants its visitors with gorgeous beaches, highlands with an amazing variety of wildlife, lush vegetation and cultural riches. Whoever has experienced the large parades with their innumerable dancers, drummers and elephants, will never forget it. Just as impressive are the temples on a full moon night – time seems to stop when faithful Buddhists come to the shrines to put down their offering of flowers.
Kay Maeritz’s trip takes you to the different regions – including the regions in the north and east that were closed to tourists for so many years and where the traces of the civil war are still very evident. Many of the island’s inhabitants work in the tea trade, the country’s most important branch of the economy.
Come and join us on this exciting trip and discover the paradise in the Indian Ocean which is so rich in contrasts.

  • Place: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Admission: doors open at 18:30, presentation starts at 19:00
  • Price: 15 euros (incl. welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park)
  • Reservations can be made by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets available at the door (airport information) and at shop.dresden-airport.de

4. February 2019: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “Tahiti – the quintessential South Seas island”

A talk by Jörg Ehrlich

In co-operation with “DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen”, Dresden Airport invites you to come and enjoy exciting presentations that will awaken your natural desire to discover foreign places. And ElbeZeit GmbH will be offering delicious food that fits the destination.
At the coldest time of the year we whisk you off to one of the most beautiful spots on this planet: the turquoise sea, white sand beaches and green mountains make the island of Tahiti a real paradise. Here there are bungalows built over the water, crystal clear lagoons protected from the rough seas by a belt of coral reefs. A quick jump from your veranda and you are in the water to go snorkelling with the reef sharks, rays and schools of butterfly fish. Just like Moorea, Raiatea and Bora Bora, Tahiti is one of the Society Islands, the most important archipelago in French Polynesia. It is a surprisingly diverse archipelago: hikers will head up into the hills, those who enjoy water sports will go out on the ocean, connoisseurs will got to the vanilla plantations – and those looking for culture will go to the Marquesas islands, volcanic islands that are a bit more than 1,500 kilometres away. Come with Jörg Ehrlich on the trip of a lifetime to the South Seas!

  • Place: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Admission: doors open at 18:30, presentation starts at 19:00
  • Price: 15 euros (incl. welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park)
  • Reservations can be made by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets available at the door (airport information) and at shop.dresden-airport.de

4 March 2019: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “Cuba – Rhythm, Rum and Revolution”

A talk by Paolo Violo

In co-operation with “DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen”, Dresden Airport invites you to come and enjoy exciting presentations that will awaken your natural desire to discover foreign places. And ElbeZeit GmbH will be offering delicious food that fits the destination.
Discover the stark contrasts of life on Cuba and go on a trip full of music, melancholy and cultural diversity – all in the rhythm of a country where the unbroken love of life pulses between revolution and poverty. It is this dance between a Caribbean zest for life and the daily struggle to survive that has created a society that couldn’t be any more brash, lively and contradictory. In his presentation, the travel photographer Pascal Violo tells the story of how the arbitrary despotism of Cuban officials meets the inexhaustible improvisational talent of the Cuban people. Pascal shows breath-taking nature and impressive portraits of the cities, interviews with artists and members of the opposition as well as live recordings of musicians that he met and became friends with while on the road.

  • Place: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Admission: doors open at 18:30, presentation starts at 19:00
  • Price: 15 euros (incl. welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park)
  • Reservations can be made by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets available at the door (airport information) and at shop.dresden-airport.de

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