Dresden Airport Fascination

Illustration: Panoramic view of the Dresden Airport Terminal

Airport fascination: Aircraft handling at the terminal and a plane taking off

The airport is one of the most exciting places to visit in Dresden. It’s a captivating place for aviation fans of all ages. If you enjoy watching, filming and taking pictures of planes, we can recommend the viewing platform (gallery level) in the Dresden Airport terminal. It’s open 24 hours a day* (admission free). The view from the platform stretches right across to Moritzburg Castle. You can also watch planes on the tarmac being handled through the panoramic glass wall in the terminal forecourt. The Customer Services department runs guided tours that give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the airport. Sightseeing flights are available from the August der Starke Flying School. And for a fun evening out, the airport is a great place for concerts, parties and events. Our tip: Combine your trip to the airport with a stroll through the shops and Dresden's biggest travel centre in the terminal.

Virtual tour
Comic strip tour for kids
Aircraft types
Airport webcam
Spotter service
Skybird Pro Luftfahrt e. V.
August der Starke Flying Service

* During private events the visitor platform is closed to the public. It may also be closed for setting-up and dismantling before and after such events. Feel free to call the airport information desk beforehand to check availability.

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

Airport information desk

+49 (0)351 881-3360


Arrivals level in the Terminal
Illustration: Dresden Airport site map

Dresden Airport site map:
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Events at Dresden Airport

From Family Days, airport festivals, concerts, exhibitions and parties to the arrival of Santa Claus: the airport and its impressive terminal are among the most beautiful and most popular events venues in Dresden. Check out our events calendar to find out about upcoming events at the airport.

Events Calendar

Illustration: Dixieland concert at the terminal

Dixieland concert at the terminal

Conferences and Events

The Dresden Airport Terminal is one of the most attractive and most popular events venues in Dresden. With its panoramic view of the runway, our Conference and Event Centre is the perfect place for exhibitions, conferences, concerts and private or business celebrations.

Conferences, events, exhibitions

Illustration: Conferences and events in the Dresden Airport Terminal

Exhibition in the terminal

Guided Tours of Dresden Airport

Guided tours of the airport are our hot tip for your school, family, office or club excursion. Our tour guides take you behind the scenes and tell you about the history and future of Dresden Airport. We’ll be happy to quote for your event – simply call +49 (0)351 881 3300 (or 881 3360 at weekends).

Guided tours 

Illustration: Maxi Tour of the airport fire station

Special Maxi tour

Activities and events for kids

The airport is a fascinating place – even for very young children. Our children’s birthday parties, guided tours and starting school parties are packed full of fun, games and exciting things to discover. What’s more, Saxony’s best indoor playground, Playport Dresden, is located right at the airport.

Events for kids 

Illustration: Kinderführung bei der Werkfeuerwehr
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Sightseeing flights and fun for kids at Dresden Airport

With an August der Starke sightseeing flight you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of Dresden and its magical surroundings. Or fly a plane yourself in the flight simulator.

Sightseeing flights and flight simulator

Illustration: Flughafen Dresden aus der Rundflug-Perspektive

Bird's-eye view