Airport fascination: Aircraft handling at the terminal and a plane taking off
The airport is one of the most exciting places to visit in Dresden. It’s a captivating place for aviation fans of all ages. If you enjoy watching, filming and taking pictures of planes, we can recommend the viewing platform (gallery level) in the Dresden Airport terminal. It’s open 24 hours a day* (admission free). The view from the platform stretches right across to Moritzburg Castle. You can also watch planes on the tarmac being handled through the panoramic glass wall in the terminal forecourt. The Customer Services department runs guided tours that give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the airport. Sightseeing flights are available from the August der Starke Flying School. And for a fun evening out, the airport is a great place for concerts, parties and events. Our tip: Combine your trip to the airport with a stroll through the shops and Dresden's biggest travel centre in the terminal.
* During private events the visitor platform is closed to the public. It may also be closed for setting-up and dismantling before and after such events. Feel free to call the airport information desk beforehand to check availability.
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From Family Days, airport festivals, concerts, exhibitions and parties to the arrival of Santa Claus: the airport and its impressive terminal are among the most beautiful and most popular events venues in Dresden. Check out our events calendar to find out about upcoming events at the airport.
Dixieland concert at the terminal
The Dresden Airport Terminal is one of the most attractive and most popular events venues in Dresden. With its panoramic view of the runway, our Conference and Event Centre is the perfect place for exhibitions, conferences, concerts and private or business celebrations.
Exhibition in the terminal
Guided tours of the airport are our hot tip for your school, family, office or club excursion. Our tour guides take you behind the scenes and tell you about the history and future of Dresden Airport. We’ll be happy to quote for your event – simply call +49 (0)351 881 3300 (or 881 3360 at weekends).
Special Maxi tour
The airport is a fascinating place – even for very young children. Our children’s birthday parties, guided tours and starting school parties are packed full of fun, games and exciting things to discover. What’s more, Saxony’s best indoor playground, Playport Dresden, is located right at the airport.
With an August der Starke sightseeing flight you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of Dresden and its magical surroundings. Or fly a plane yourself in the flight simulator.