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.

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Airport information desk


+49 (0)351 881-3360



23 June to 11 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
  • 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)

6/13 July: Airport Summer Party

The west wing of the terminal and its outdoor area are set to become Dresden’s most unusual party venue.

Illsutration: Airport Summer

Join us and party until the early hours at our Airport Summer in July, when the western part of the terminal will be transformed into one huge dance floor. Every want and need will be catered for in the adjacent open-air area, at the various bars and food trucks and in the chill-out/shisha and VIP lounges. The party venue boasts a superb view of the runway and apron.

  • 6 July: Tekk is back XXL
  • 13 July: Disco Total – Airport Rave 2.0
  • from 22:00 to 05:00

More information and tickets (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
  • 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.


  • 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)

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: 

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