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

07:00-23:00

28 January: Special Maxi tour at Dresden Airport

After a security check, participants (max. 30 per tour) will head out onto the apron in an apron bus to watch aircraft being handled and all the processes involved between take-off and landing. This will be followed by a visit to the airport fire station.

Illustration: Special Maxi Tour at Dresden Airport

Information

  • Departs: 16:30 (duration: 90 minutes)
  • Price: €7 per child up to age 14, €10 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 new online shop at shop.dresden-airport.de
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

5 February: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “Namibia”

Speaker: Jörg Ehrlich

Illustration: Namibia

There is barely another country in Africa that is so closely intertwined with German history. Whether you’re touring in a hired car or with a small tour group, Namibia has something for everyone. Travel expert Jörg Ehrlich will guide the audience through this land of many contrasts.
Starting in the capital, Windhoek, he will travel up to the wildlife-rich north of the country and take a tour round the famous Etosha National Park. In the second half of the talk, you’ll jump more than 500 kilometres to the south to the Sossusvlei salt pan, the absolute highlight of every trip to Namibia. There are no words to describe what it feels like to stand at the foot of red dunes towering up to 300 metres high. Jörg Ehrlich has been lucky enough to experience this unique red desert in full bloom.

  • LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Doors open: 18:30, start: 19:00, duration: 90 minutes with intermission
  • Tickets on the door: €15 including welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park (get your entrance ticket discounted at the airport information desk)
  • Tickets available on the door (airport information desk) and from the new online shop at shop.dresden-airport.de
  • Or book by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de

Delicious themed food will be provided by ElbeZeit GmbH (not included in the admission price):

  • Ostrich goulash with sweet potato mash
  • Curried mussels

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

12-24 February: Maxi tour in the winter school holidays

On this 90-minute Maxi tour you’ll find out lots of fascinating and fun facts about everyday life at the airport.

Illustration: Maxi tour in the winter school holidays

After a security check, you’ll ride out onto the apron in a bus, where you’ll find out about how aircraft are processed and what all the ground support equipment does. There will also be a visit to the Winter Service and the fire station – a must for technology fans.

  • Tour leaves at 09:30 and 11:30 daily (17 and 24 February: 10:00 only)
    Duration: 90 minutes
    NB: No tours on 18 February.
  • Special price: €6 per child up to age 14, €9 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 new online shop at shop.dresden-airport.de
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

25 February: Special Maxi tour at Dresden Airport

After a security check, participants (max. 30 per tour) will head out onto the apron in an apron bus to watch aircraft being handled and all the processes involved between take-off and landing.

Illustration: Special Maxi Tour at Dresden Airport

This will be followed by a visit to the airport fire station.

  • Departs: 16:30 (duration: 90 minutes)
  • Price: €7 per child up to age 14, €10 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 new online shop at shop.dresden-airport.de
  • Meeting point: airport information desk in the terminal (don’t forget your ID!)

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

12 March: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “South-east Asia”

Speaker: Steffen Hoppe

Illustration: South-east Asia

Experience the magic of Thailand in the eerie light of the monsoon season and see the filigree temples and pagodas of the former royal cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. Steffen Hoppe also journeys to the Candle Festival in Ubon Ratchathani, explores the culinary delights of the Isaan region and visits the elephant camp where he got to know the idiosyncrasies of the former war elephants of Siam.
Another stop will be the Taman Negara National Park in Malaysia. As the crow flies, just under 100 kilometres separate the untouched jungle regions and the iconic Petronas Towers in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Curse and blessing alike, there are more than 40 volcanoes on Java, the largest island in Indonesia. They pose a threat to millions of people and yet they also provide a nutrient-rich soil that delivers abundant harvests. The fate of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Borobudur and Prambanan are also at the mercy of the volcanoes’ whims.

  • LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Doors open: 18:30, start: 19:00, duration: 90 minutes with intermission
  • Tickets on the door: €15 including welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park (get your entrance ticket discounted at the airport information desk)
  • Tickets available on the door (airport information desk) and from the new online shop at shop.dresden-airport.de
  • Or book by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de

Delicious themed food will be provided by ElbeZeit GmbH (not included in the admission price):

  • Chicken and coconut soup with noodles
  • Sate sticks with krupuk prawn crackers

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)

6 April: VVO Discovery Day

As in previous years, Dresden Airport is one of the event venues for this year’s Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe Discovery Day.

Illustration: VVO Discovery Day

Watch this space for more details of the tours on offer.

6 May: Grand Family Day at Dresden Airport

Visitors will get to experience a whole host of exciting aviation-related events and activities.

Illustration: Grand Family Day at Dresden Airport

Watch this space for more details.

18 May: Blues, Boogie & Swing in the terminal

For the 17th time, Dresden Airport will once again be one of the music venues for the International Dixieland Festival.

Illustration: Dixieland at Dresden Airport

Our striking terminal building with its industrial architecture makes a very special setting for this musical extravaganza, running for the 48th time this year.

This unique atmosphere is one that audiences have grown to love and appreciate.

Watch this space for more details.

2/3 June: Fun Days for Kids

To mark Children’s Day on 1 June retrospectively, our Customer Services department is putting on an exciting airport tour (tour of the terminal, bus trip onto the apron, visit to the technology hangar) followed by fun and games at the airport fire station.

Illustration: Fun Days for Kids at Dresden Airport

Watch this space for more details.

11 August 2018: 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. A selection of hot drinks, orange juice and water are included; other drinks are available for purchase. 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 three 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)

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

Full version www.dresden-airport.de