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

14-27 October: Airport tours in Saxony’s autumn school holidays

These tours start with a short walking tour of the terminal.

KLM aircraft being refuelled

After a security check, you’ll head out onto the apron in an apron bus to watch aircraft being dispatched and will learn lots of fascinating facts about aircraft handling and our winter service equipment. The highlight of these tours is a visit to the airport’s fire station, where our state-of-the-art firefighting equipment will be presented.


  • Daily at various times between 10:00 and 16:30
  • Tour times and tickets from shop.dresden-airport.de
  • Price: Children up to age 14: €7, adults: €10
  • Minimum age: 3 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

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

31 October: Halloween Experience Tours

Dresden Airport is putting on a series of exciting Experience Tours at Halloween.

First you’ll pass through security and board a bus which will take you out over the apron. A guide will explain the various processes involved in aircraft handling. Next you’ll stop off at the technology hangar.

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. Then children can test their skills spraying pumpkin targets 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 hot dogs and rolls.

  • Departs: 14:00, 16:30
  • Price: €15 per child aged 3-14 and €18 per adult. Ticket price includes a hot dog and beverage.
  • 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 (don’t forget your ID!)

Tickets in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)


1 November: Fun Friday for Kids

Planes, model-making, airport fun: there’s masses for kids to do at Dresden Airport on this bridging day.

Children on an exciting guided tour of Dresden Airport

The fun kicks off with a Maxi Tour that takes in the terminal, a security check and the airport apron. Then it’s off on an entertaining bus trip during which you’ll find out at first hand how planes are prepared for take-off. Next the bus will stop off at the airport fire station – the highlight of the tour for many children. There will be a Mi-2 helicopter on display.

  • Tour times: 10:00, 12:30, 15:00
  • Total duration: 90 minutes
  • Minimum age: 3 years
  • Meeting point: airport information desk.
    Don’t forget your ID (adults only)!
  • You can park in the multi-storey car park for just €5. Pay for parking when you register at the airport information desk.
  • 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 in the web shop

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

3 November and 1 December: 152 tour with apron bus trip and coffee and cake

The 152 is regarded as a milestone in the history of the German aviation industry. The last preserved 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 guided tour, coffee and cake will be served in the conference centre (included in the ticket price).


  • Start time: 14:30
  • Price: €18.90 (recommended minimum age: 14 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
  • Participants over the age of 18 will need to bring ID..
  • Tickets: shop.dresden-airport.de

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)



20 November: 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 10:00, 13:30, 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)

20 November: Travel Day

Travel Day makes a great day out at the airport for the whole family. The travel agencies in the Terminal are open from 10 am to 6 pm on Buß- und Bettag and offer everything from package tours and long-haul holidays to last-minute bargains – complete with expert advice.


Visitors arriving by car can park in the multi-storey car park for just €4 for the day.

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 touren@dresden-airport.de
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)
  • Tickets: shop.dresden-airport.de

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
    e-mail information@dresden-airport.de

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: shop.dresden-airport.de 

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)

www.dixielandfestival-dresden.com (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