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  • At the Steam Engine Festival Dresden

    At the Steam Engine Festival Dresden

  • Dresden Transport Museum

    Dresden Transport Museum

  • At the Dresden Transport Museum during the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

    At the Dresden Transport Museum during the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

  • Dresden silhouette © Anja Upmeier

    Dresden silhouette © Anja Upmeier

  • At the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

    At the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

Group tour: Dresden Steam Engine Festival 2025

Immerse yourself in the nostalgia and tradition of steam locomotives

Fortunately, we can look forward to THE steam engine event par excellence in 2025 again: the 17th Dresden Steam Engine Festival from April 12th until 13th, 2025.

This tour suggestion has been prepared for private groups, clubs and travel suppliers to be a proposal for a visit to this popular Steam Engine Festival. Several steam locomotives have already announced their coming. If you have not had the opportunity to become a part of this special nostalgic event yet, you should definitely consider visiting Dresden in 2025!

Experience exciting rides with history-charged steam engines on several steam train tours, learn more about the history, historical significance and tradition of the steam engines in various regions and be part of the special event of the traditional Steam Engine Festival.

For groups of more than 10 persons we are specialized to organise customized itineraries, so please check out our travel suggestions and blend them with your own ideas before your ask us for an individual group tour proposal.
This group tour is customised by us for you. It can be modified, shortened or extended according to your wishes. We look forward to receiving your enquiry and will be happy to provide you with a customised offer for your group tour.
4 days/ 3 nights
Travel period


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10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
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  • 10/04/2025: Arrival to Dresden with visit to the Saxon Railway Museum in Chemnitz
    On your trip to Dresden, you should plan a stop in Chemnitz, because here you can get in the perfect mood for your nostalgic journey with a visit to the Saxon Railway Museum. During a guided tour you will see and learn exciting things about the steam locomotives. Marvel at the extensive collection of steam, diesel and electric locomotives from different model ranges as well as historic goods and passenger cars! After your arrival in Dresden and check-in at the hotel, you can take a leisurely stroll through the historic center of Dresden. For the night owls on this group trip, the state capital of Saxony offers an exciting nightlife with many bars and restaurants.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • 11/04/2025: City tour of Dresden
    Today you start with a city tour. Your guide will give you lots of information about the city, important historical events and the most beautiful sights. In addition to the offers around the railway museum, we recommend a visit to the Dresden Transport Museum, which shows you the mobile diversity of the city of rail, road, ship and air in the historical development.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • 12/04/2025: Special steam train ride and Steam Engine Festival
    At the weekend, the Dresden Steam Locomotive Meeting opens its doors daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Explore the festival grounds, enjoy the hustle and bustle around the turntable and marvel at the steel giants. You can use the rest of the day for individual explorations in Dresden or a special steam train ride from the program of the Dresden Steam Engine Meeting. How about a ride on the traditional "Lößnitzdackel" train through the romantic region from Radebeul to Radeburg? In Moritzburg you have time to visit the dreamlike hunting lodge Schloss Moritzburg of Augustus the Strong, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony. Take a look at a renowned stud farm or stroll around the castles pond before continuing the nostalgic ride on the Lößnitzgrundbahn.
    Overnight stay in Dresden
  • 13/04/2025: Individual departure
    With lots of new impressions and great experiences about the steam locomotive, you can make your way home. Alternatively, we would be happy to offer you an extension of the trip so that you can end the Sunday evening at the Dresden Steam Engine Festival.



Basic package for your special interest tour to the Steam Engine Festival:

4 days / 3 nights

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast in Dresden
  • 1 day ticket to the Steam Engine Festival; includes entry to the festival site (ticket is only valid according to the date stamp) and to the Dresden Transport Museum
  • Guided tour through the historic city centre
  • Ticket for a special steam train ride
  • 1 city map of Dresden per room
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Telephone service during your trip to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival


Additional services

Here you can find additional services from the programme of the Dresden Steam Engine Festival, which can be booked as an optional extra to your steam train group tour.

Additional day tickets for the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

  • Dates: 12/04 and 13/04/2025
  • Price: € 18 per person and day (plus 2 euros processing fee per ticket if you only book tickets and no travel package with us)

Additional tickets for the special steam train tours 2025

Price: € 49 per person (Friday, Saturday and Sunday; plus 2 euros processing fee per ticket if you only book tickets and no travel package with us)

  • Tour 1 Friday, 11/04/2025: Fan trip Dresden in the direction of Kamenz, planned locomotive 58 311
  • Tour 2 Saturday, 12/04/2025, in the morning: Full steam ahead to Dürröhrsdorf, planned locomotive 77 250
  • Tour 3 Saturday, 12/04/2025, in the afternoon: With the G12 through the Müglitz valley to Altenberg, planned locomotive 58 311 (fully booked)
  • Tour 4 Sunday, 13/04/2025, morning: Parallel journey Tharandter Rampe, express coaches with large windows, planned locomotive passenger train 23 1097, planned locomotive goods train 52 8079
  • Tour 5 Sunday, 13.04.2025, afternoon: With Jule through Lusatia, express train carriage with large windows, Dresden - Ebersbach - Löbau - Dresden, planned locomotive 23 1097

Please note: Subject to change. All information about the special steam train rides will be published at the end of 2024 or in spring 2025. The prices and destinations and the locomotives used may change at short notice for railway operational reasons.

Further suggestions

  • Ride with a narrow-gauge railway e.g. from Radebeul to Radeburg (Lößnitzgrundbahn) or from Freital to Dippoldiswalde (Weißeritz Valley Railway)
  • Day excursion to the famous porcelain city of Meissen
  • Boat trip with a historic paddle steamer on the Elbe River with stop at Pillnitz Palace and guided visit to Pillnitz Park and Gardens


Depending on the customer's wishes, we organise overnight stays in 3 to 5-star hotels. In our destinations, we work with a selection of hotels that fulfil our quality requirements. Reliable co-operation and good service are our top priorities. If you are satisfied with the selected service partners, we will be happy to book them again for follow-up orders (subject to availability).


Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.