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


+49 (0)351 881-3360



7-22 December: Airport-by-Night Tours at Advent

Dresden Airport is running another series of its popular Airport-by-Night Tours in the run-up to Christmas.

These atmospheric tours kick off with a festive get-together with mulled wine, kids’ punch and Christmas biscuits. This will be followed by a short guided walk of the terminal, a security check and a bus trip across the illuminated apron to watch aircraft being handled. There will also be a visit to the fire station and the winter service hangar.

  • Dates: 7 December, 8 December, 14 December, 15 December,
    21 December, 22 December
  • All tours depart at 16:00.
  • Price: €10 per child up to age 14, €14 per adult
  • 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:

1, 8, 15 and 22 December: 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
  • From 14:00 (approx. 2 hours)
  • Admission free
  • Booking is essential: call: +49 (0)351 881 3360 or

24 December: 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

28-29 December: Model railway exhibition

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

  • Layouts ranging from N to IIm gauge, from small private layouts to large club designs, with analogue and digital controls
  • Layouts from different eras with regional motifs and free themes
  • Open from 10:00 to 17:00 on both days
  • Admission: €1 per child up to age 14, €3 per adult
  • Special parking rate: €4 per day. As parking is limited, we recommend coming by public transport.
  • Refreshments, kiosks and information stands, table football
  • Tickets are also available in the online shop: 

22 May 2020: Blues, Boogie & Swing in the terminal

For the 19th 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. 

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 50th 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. 

After the event 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) (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