Guided Tours

The visitor service at Dresden Airport offers various guided tours for interested persons and those keen to learn more. The tours highlight the history, present state and future of the airport and offer exciting insight into what goes on at the airport on a daily basis in the public areas and behind the scenes. You can see the current dates for tours for individual guests in the event calendar and conveniently make an online booking.

The visitor service also organises group tours on request, on topics which you can have individually combined.
These can include a short tour of the terminal, the security checks, a bus trip over the airport apron with explanations about ground handling, the airport fire department with its impressive crash tenders, the winter operations hall including a tour of the modern fleet of vehicles, the weather station, the “152” (the first German passenger jet) and the Mi-2 police helicopter.

Brochure – Tours at Dresden Airport [PDF; 1,5 MB] (German only)

Fact sheet – summary and prices for guided tours at Dresden Airport [PDF; 0,2 MB] (German only)

Protecting your health is the top priority
Extensive hygiene measures ensure that the tour is safe. Among other things, the handles and seats in the bus are disinfected before every tour. Each tour is restricted to a maximum of 30 people to ensure that there is enough space between visitors. Sanitiser dispensers are also provided at the airport. All participants from the age of six also need a mouth and nose covering. Anyone feeling ill should stay at home.

Mini Tour

The Mini Tour starts with a security check. You then discover more about the airport during a bus trip. Our guides explain interesting facts about the history and future of the airport during the trip around the apron area – and you can take photos of the aircraft as they are prepared for take-off.

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Duration: one hour
Price per person: children EUR 6, adults EUR 8

Maxi Tour

The Maxi Tour is an extension of the Mini Tour. You will also visit our fire brigade with its modern fire-fighting vehicles. As an alternative to the fire brigade, we can also offer our Maxi Tour in combination with a visit to the weather station (max. 15 persons).

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Duration: 90 minutes
Price per person: children EUR 8, adults EUR 10

Environmental Protection Tour

Air traffic and protection of our environment – they don't go together? Find out for yourself on this guided tour. During a ride on the apron bus, you will learn more about the various aspects of environmental protection at the airport, such as how bees are used to monitor the effects of flight operations on the environment, why foxes are welcome at the airport and what measures are being taken to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Duration: 70 minutes
Price per person: children EUR 6, adults EUR 7

Adventure Tour

Take a look behind the scenes at air traffic operations during two exciting hours. After undergoing a security check, you discover interesting facts about the history and current operations at our airport. You get very close to the aircraft in an apron bus and gain an impression of the technical equipment used at Dresden Airport. We also explain the modern fire brigade to you and a fire-fighter will show you round one of the vehicles used to extinguish blazes.

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Duration: two hours
Price per person: children EUR 12, adults EUR 15

Weather Station Tour

The German Weather Service’s (DWD) weather station is located right next to the runway. You will discover interesting facts about the DWD’s tasks and the measuring equipment and weather data during a tour of the weather station and the weather garden. The tour ends with an opportunity to view the apron area.

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Duration: 90 minutes
Price per person: children EUR 8, adults EUR 10

Follow Me Tour

⇒ currently not possible

The Follow Me Tour is one of the most impressive at Dresden Airport. Following a guided tour of the terminal and a reception with sparkling wine and a panoramic view of the apron area, you start your individual discovery trip in a Follow Me vehicle. You experience at close quarters how aircraft are prepared for take-off and discover plenty of interesting facts about flying. 

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Duration: three hours
Price: EUR 180 including drinks for max. four persons

Airport History Tour

Take a journey back into the exciting past with us! You first obtain an extensive overview of the history of aviation in Dresden and the development of the airport site in our Aero-Lounge. You can also grasp history at close quarters by inspecting the last remaining fuselage of the legendary “152” aircraft and the “Mi-2” helicopter used by the Saxon state police force.

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Duration: 90 minutes
Price per person: children EUR 8, adults EUR 10

Equipment Close-Up Tour

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This exclusive hands-on tour is unique in Germany. No more than two adults experience how an aircraft is prepared for take-off from an unusually close perspective. You obtain insight into the work performed by the ground services company, PortGround, and can travel in apron vehicles and operate selected machines yourself.

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Duration: two hours
Price: EUR 270 for two adults 

Tours for children

Dresden Airport offers various guided tours for children and schools.

To the tours for children

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