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

07:00-22:30

30 June to 18 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 first be given a brief guided tour of the terminal building, after which they will pass through security and go airside. 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 fire-fighting equipment and the impressive 1268 hp Panther 8x8. Refreshing beverages will be served and participants can bring the summer evening at the airport to a close in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Prices: children up to age 14: €8, adults: €11
  • Recommended minimum age: 5 years
  • 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)

9 July – 16 August: Mini and Maxi tours in Saxony’s summer school holidays

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

Children watching an aircraft being handled at Dresden Airport

As planeloads of holidaymakers head south from Dresden every day, guests of all ages can now join in the action! On our 60-minute Technology and Take-off tour (Mini tour), a tour guide will take you to the ground services hangar with its apron vehicles and to see aircraft being handled on the apron. Children with a Dresden holiday pass get discounted entry to this tour.
On the 90-minute Maxi tour, participants take an apron bus to the baggage loading area and then visit the airport fire station with its impressive fire-fighting technology.

  • Every Tuesday and Friday
  • Mini tour prices (departs 10:00): children up to age 14 with holiday pass: €5
    (without holiday pass: €6), Adults: €7
  • Maxi tour prices (departs 14:00): children up to age 14 just €6, adults: just €9
  • 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)

25 August: Experience Tour (no minimum participant numbers)

On this entertaining two-hour tour you will learn all kinds of exciting, fascinating and entertaining facts about Dresden Airport past and present.

Illustration: Special Tour at Dresden Airport

After a security check, you’ll ride out onto the apron in an apron bus, where you’ll find out all about what the ground support and winter service equipment does. The next stop on the tour is a visit to the airport fire station, where you’ll get to see our modern firefighting technology in action.
The recommended minimum age on the Experience Tour is 6.

  • Tours depart at 16:00, duration: 120 minutes
  • Price: €12 per child up to age 14, €15 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 touren@dresden-airport.de
  • Tickets are also available from the online shop
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

8 September: Guided tour to the legendary 152 aircraft and the aircraft handling area

More than 60 years ago, on 4 December 1958, aviation history was written in Dresden when Germany’s first ever commercial jet airliner took off on its maiden flight.

The 152 is regarded as a milestone in the history of aviation in Germany. The last remaining example, a 152 fuselage, is on display at Dresden Airport. Accompanied by a tour guide, visitors can view the legendary aircraft in the western part of the terminal. Under the motto “Hands-on History”, you’ll step back in time, as this unique exhibit with its cockpit and passenger cabin in its original 1950s décor is open for visitors to explore and photograph. 

After the tour of the 152 you’ll pass through security and take a bus ride out onto the airport apron where you’ll find out more about the airport and how aircraft are handled.

After the 90-minute tour, coffee and cake will be served at the airport conference centre (included in the ticket price).


  • Tour date and time: 8 September 2019, 14:30
  • Price: €18.90 (recommended minimum age: 14)
  • Booking is essential: phone +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
  • Participants aged 18 and over must bring ID.
  • Booking confirmation/invoice must be presented at the airport information desk before the start of the tour. No separate tickets will be issued.
  • Tickets: shop.dresden-airport.de

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)



14 September: 1st Dresden Cruise Day

From 12:00 to 17:00, several well-known cruise operators will be presenting their latest routes and offerings in the terminal.

Illustration: Dresden Cruise Days

Come along and find out more about the major shipping companies on the visitor platform. Exhibitors will include AIDA Cruises, Costa Crociere, MSC Kreuzfahrten, Hurtigruten, TUI Cruises and AROSA Kreuzfahrten, along with other partners such as tour operator Eberhardt Travel Reisen and travel agency Touristik Center.

Besides the individual shipping companies’ stands there will be an exclusive programme of talks. Starting at 12:30, you’ll get a first glimpse of the new routes and cruise liners for the 2020/2021 season.
Among the presenters will be popular MDR Saxony radio show host Silvio Zschage, who will be moderating throughout the day.

dresden-kreuzfahrten.de

3 October: Art, antique and vintage market

Browse, haggle and bargain! Dresden Airport and Sächsische Zeitung have pleasure in inviting you to this fun event for the whole family from 10:00 to 18:00.


More details to follow.

20 November: Travel Day

Travel Day is an ideal day out at the airport for the whole family. From 10:00 to 18:00 you can find out about package holidays, long-haul trips and last-minute bargains at the travel agencies on the Departures level.


More details to follow.

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

Additional information coming soon.

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.

  • 28 / 29 December: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Admission: children/students (under 14 years old) € 1, adults € 3
  • Special price: parking € 4 per day; we recommend arriving by public transport, as parking is limited
  • 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,
  • Food, sales and information booths, foosball
  • Tickets are also available in the online shop: 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.”

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