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Steam Engine Festival Dresden

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After one year pause we can look forward to 2021 again to THE steam engine event par excellence: From April 9th to April 11th, 2021, as part of the popular Dresden Steam Engine Festival, you can visit Dresden and explore the baroque Florence on the Elbe and its picturesque surroundings under steam.

Experience with us the Dresden Steam Engine Festival 2021: Several steam locomotives have already announced their coming. Become a part of the festivities and enjoy the express steam locomotives on the railway turntable or during one of the numerous special steam train rides.

During the 13th Dresden Steam Engine Festival, both the Railway Museum and the rail depot of the Dresden Transport Museum open their doors. In addition to those visits, more steam engine specialities in and around Dresden are waiting for you! How about a ride with a narrow-gauge railway or a boat trip on one of the historic paddle steamers on the river Elbe? This individual package tour to Dresden offers a wide range of special events, which are suitable for every age group!

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Basic package for your special interest tour to the Steam Engine Festival:
3 days / 2 nights

09/04/2021: Individual arrival in Dresden
The Steam Engine Festival opens its doors in the morning - so there is enough time to look around the festival site! With your admission ticket to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival, you are also free to visit the Dresden Transport Museum on this weekend. The museum displays unique exhibits on the history of all modes of transportation, such as railway, local transport, road and air traffic as well as shipping. 

Your tour package includes one ticket for a special steam train ride. You can choose one of the special steam train rides. Please note your wish in the request.

10/04/2021: Old Town of Dresden (Dresdner Altstadt)
Explore the old town of Dresden, also fondly called the "Florence on the Elbe" ("Elbflorenz"), on Saturday morning. Enjoy the beauty and charm of the city on the river Elbe and follow the footsteps of the Saxon Elector August the Strong during a 1.5 hour sightseeing tour through the city. If you have chosen a special steam train ride, you might spend the afternoon "back on tracks".

11/04/2021: Individual departure
On Sunday you can either visit the Steam Engine Festival once again or enjoy one of the various adventurous trips with special trains and steam engines in and around Dresden. You are welcome to extend your stay and spend a couple of additional nights in Dresden.

Dresden and the surrounding area offer various fascinating day trips, for instance going on a narrow-gauge rail ride from Radebeul to Moritzburg or Radeburg with the Radebeul – Radeburg Railway (Lößnitzgrundbahn). In Moritzburg, we recommend you to visit the former hunting lodge of the Elector August the Strong. Equally interesting is a trip with the Weißeritz Valley Railway (Weißeritztalbahn) from Freital to Dippoldiswalde.

Further you have the opportunity to go on a day excursion to the famous porcelain city of Meissen. The local porcelain factory was founded by the Saxon Elector August the Strong in 1710 and is still one of the world’s leading porcelain factories today. The Meissen porcelain belongs to the internationally best-known luxury brands Germany has to offer.

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Please note: Due to the cancellation of the 12th Dresden Steam Locomotive Festival, this service will not be offered in 2020

 Basic package (price per person) in a double room   in a single room  

 IBIS Hotel Dresden***

€ 205.00      € 255.00   
 Pullman Dresden Newa (first class) € 225.00 € 315.00
 Hyperion Hotel Dresden****+        € 255.00 € 365.00

Additional nights bed and breakfast (price per person)

 Additional nights in a double room   in a single room  
 IBIS Hotel Dresden***   € 50.00        € 75.00    
 Pullman Dresden Newa (first class) € 70.00 € 115.00
 Hyperion Hotel Dresden****+        € 80.00 € 135.00

Additional services from the programme of the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

 Additional services Prices
 Day ticket € 18.00* per person and day
Special steam train rides € 45.00* per person and ride


*subject to change (Prices and destinations for tickets and special train rides will be published in autumn 2020)

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Basic package for your special interest tour to the Steam Engine Festival:
3 days / 2 nights

  • 2 nights bed and breakfast in the preferred hotel category 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), as well as entry to the Dresden Transport Museum (valid for the entire duration of the event from the 17/04/ – 19/04/2020)
  • Guided tour through the historic city centre of Dresden at Saturday morning
  • It is your choice: 1 ticket for a special steam train ride - please choose the preferred date and time!
  • 1 city map of Dresden per room
  • Detailed travel documents
  • 24-hour telephone service during your trip to the Steam Engine Festival in Dresden

Hotel and prices categories for this package holidays to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival 2021

Category A: Hotel Hyperion****+
Category B:
Hotel Pullman****
Category C:
Hotel Ibis***

Please note: The city of Dresden charges an accommodation tax, which is not included in the price. The charges for this tax will be invoiced directly on arrival at the hotel.

Further suggestions

Here you can find additional services from the programme of the Dresden Steam Engine Festival 2021, which can be booked as an optional extra to your steam train tour.

Additional day tickets for the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

  • Dates: 09/04, 10/04 and 11/04/2021
  • Price: € 18.00* per person and day

 Additional tickets for the special steam train tours*

Price: € 45.00* per person

  • Tour 1: Dresden – Freiberg (Tharandt Incline) – Dresden- Neustadt – Radeberg – Dresden
  • Tour 2: Dresden – Tharandt Incline Train on Tharandt Incline parallel to a freight train Freiberg – Dresden
  • Tour 3: Dresden – Bautzen – Görlitz – Bautzen – Dresden
  • Tour 4: Dresden – Bad Schandau (probably devided passenger train between Dresden main station and Pirna, travel as a parallel ride) – Děčín – Ústi n.L (devided passenger train, parallel ride on both sides of the river Elbe) – Děčín – Bad Schandau – Dresden
  • Tour 5: Dresden – Heidenau – Altenberg – Heidenau – Dresden

*subject to change (Prices and destinations for tickets and special train rides will be published in autumn 2020)

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

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Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

incoming@augustustours.de

My tip in Dresden: Take advantage of your stay in Dresden for the Steam Engine Festival and go on an excursion with the Weißeritztalbahn and enjoy the nostalgic ride through the Ore Mountains from Freital to Kipsdorf.
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3 days | from 205 €

Further information about our steam train tours for individual travellers to Germany

Discover Germany by steam!

Steam engine enthusiasts, fans of all things nostalgic and guests simply looking for something a bit different have now been enjoying our steam train tours to Germany for more than a decade. To discover Germany by steam we have put together tour packages based on steam engine events or rides. First up is the Dresden Steam Engine Festival in April, an annual favourite with its own unique atmosphere. The summer then awaits with the Meiningen Steam Festival. A special journey on a historic, steam-pulled train will be the jewel in the crown of the year: The winter steam to Prague is set to take place in December. Sit back and let yourself be enchanted by the special charm of historic steam trains!

More information about our steam train tours for individual travellers

Here you can find our package holidays to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival, to the Meiningen Steam Festival and for Winter Steam to Prague. Let yourself be enchanted by the special charm of historic steam trains and traditional narrow-gauge railways: We would like to whet your appetite to accompany us on a journey through time, back to the beginning of the train history!

Not only railway enthusiasts, but also fans of steam engine festivals and special train rides get their money’s worth when travelling with us! Book your steam train tour now and look forward to getting to know Germany by nostalgic trains. Get a closer look at the historical steam giants, let the picturesque scenery right outside your window pass by during a special train ride and feel the nostalgic charm by listening to the distinct „tschuk-tschuk" sounds of the historical steam engines.