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

27 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.

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 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)

3 February and 31 March: Guided tours to the legendary 152 aircraft with coffee and cake

The 152 is regarded as a milestone in the history of the German aviation industry. Sixty years after its maiden flight, 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 will take a fascinating trip back in time, as this unique exhibit with its cockpit and passenger cabin with its original 1950s interior is open for visitors to explore and photograph.

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

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


  • Starts: 14:30
  • Price: €14.90
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Booking is essential: Tel. +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 from the online shop at shop.dresden-airport.de
  • Meeting point: Airport information desk in the terminal

Dresden Airport web shop (in German only)



4 February: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “Tahiti – the quintessential South Seas island”

A talk by Jörg Ehrlich

In co-operation with “DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen”, Dresden Airport invites you to come and enjoy exciting presentations that will awaken your natural desire to discover foreign places. And ElbeZeit GmbH will be offering delicious food that fits the destination.
At the coldest time of the year we whisk you off to one of the most beautiful spots on this planet: the turquoise sea, white sand beaches and green mountains make the island of Tahiti a real paradise. Here there are bungalows built over the water, crystal clear lagoons protected from the rough seas by a belt of coral reefs. A quick jump from your veranda and you are in the water to go snorkelling with the reef sharks, rays and schools of butterfly fish. Just like Moorea, Raiatea and Bora Bora, Tahiti is one of the Society Islands, the most important archipelago in French Polynesia. It is a surprisingly diverse archipelago: hikers will head up into the hills, those who enjoy water sports will go out on the ocean, connoisseurs will got to the vanilla plantations – and those looking for culture will go to the Marquesas islands, volcanic islands that are a bit more than 1,500 kilometres away. Come with Jörg Ehrlich on the trip of a lifetime to the South Seas!

  • Place: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Admission: doors open at 18:30, presentation starts at 19:00
  • Duration: 90 minutes with interval
  • Price: 15 euros (incl. welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park)
  • Reservations can be made by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets available at the door (airport information) and at shop.dresden-airport.de

ElbeZeit GmbH will be serving special themed food (not included in the admission price).

10 February: Getting Married at the Airport – information day

Working in tandem with experienced service providers, the Dresden Airport events team makes sure that every wedding is a stylish, unique and unforgettable experience.

Under the motto “Taking off into the future together”, there are plenty of opportunities at the airport to celebrate this momentous event in a special ambience: receptions with the best view of the runway, entertaining airport tours for guests, unusual photo opportunities alongside or on board a plane and much more besides.

To find out more, come along to the airport on 10 February from 11:00 to 18:00 and check out the venue and the various options. A range of service providers will be on hand to answer your questions on aspects such as catering, wedding cakes or décor. There will also be food tastings and a competition to win a wedding cake.

  • Events centre on the conference level in the terminal
  • Admission free

18 February - 3 March: 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, 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. You will also discover more about the work of our Winter Service and its technology. Accompanied by a tour guide, you will then leave for the airport fire station where you can check out our futuristic emergency vehicles.

  • Starts: 10:00 daily (except Sundays)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Price: €6 per child up to age 14, €9 per adult
  • Booking is essential: Tel. +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 from the 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)

24 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.

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 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)

2 March: Weather Station Tour

To keep flights running safely and smoothly at all times, pilots and airports need precise, up-to-date weather data.

On a guided tour of the German Weather Service (DWD) weather station at Dresden Airport, you will find out about the measurement technology, the weather garden and modern meteorology. The 90-minute tour starts with a security check and includes a bus ride over the apron, during which the tour guides will entertain you with fascinating and exciting facts about the airport.


  • Starts: 15:00
  • Max. 20 participants, minimum age 7
  • Price: €7 per child up to age 14, €10 per adult
  • Booking is essential: Tel. +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 from the 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)

4 March: Wanderlust – the travel talks: “Cuba – Rhythm, Rum and Revolution”

A talk by Paolo Violo

In co-operation with “DIAMIR Erlebnisreisen”, Dresden Airport invites you to come and enjoy exciting presentations that will awaken your natural desire to discover foreign places. And ElbeZeit GmbH will be offering delicious food that fits the destination.
Discover the stark contrasts of life on Cuba and go on a trip full of music, melancholy and cultural diversity – all in the rhythm of a country where the unbroken love of life pulses between revolution and poverty. It is this dance between a Caribbean zest for life and the daily struggle to survive that has created a society that couldn’t be any more brash, lively and contradictory. In his presentation, the travel photographer Pascal Violo tells the story of how the arbitrary despotism of Cuban officials meets the inexhaustible improvisational talent of the Cuban people. Pascal shows breath-taking nature and impressive portraits of the cities, interviews with artists and members of the opposition as well as live recordings of musicians that he met and became friends with while on the road.

  • Place: LuftRAUM event space on the Conference level (level 02)
  • Admission: doors open at 18:30, presentation starts at 19:00
  • Duration: 90 minutes with interval
  • Price: 15 euros (incl. welcome drink and parking in the multi-storey car park)
  • Reservations can be made by email: fernweh@dresden-airport.de 
  • Tickets available at the door (airport information) and at shop.dresden-airport.de

ElbeZeit GmbH will be serving special themed food (not included in the admission price).

31 March: 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.

  • 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 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 May: Grand Family Day at Dresden Airport

From 10:00 to 18:00, visitors will get to experience a whole host of exciting aviation-related events and activities.

Illustration: Grand Family Day at Dresden Airport

There will be a historic and modern aircraft display, sightseeing flights and a range of guided tours on which participants can watch aircraft being handled from close up. 

What’s more, the airport fire service will be presenting its impressive Panther 8x8 fire engine: 1,250 hp strong, 140 km/h fast, and weighing in at 44.5 tonnes. Its telescopic boom, or high-reach extendable turret, is an impressive 16 metres long when fully extended.

Various businesses, tourism partners and clubs based in and around North Dresden will also be exhibiting.

Admission to the event is free; charges apply for guided tours and sightseeing flights.

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)

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

Full version www.dresden-airport.de