Package Holiday to the Dresden Steam Engine Festival 2020

Journey

Travel time
3 days/ 2 nights
Arrival information
17/04 - 19/04/2020
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Steam train tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • At the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

  • At the Steam Engine Festival Dresden

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

  • Narrow-Gauge Railway "Lößnitz Dachshund" in Radebeul

  • Dresden Old Town - Royal Palace

  • Steam Engine of modell 01 150
    Image source: Süddeutsches Eisenbahnmuseum Heilbronn

  • Dresden Transport Museum

  • Narrow-Gauge Railway "Weißeritztalbahn "
    Image source: M. Mehner

What to expect

Experience with us the Dresden Steam Engine Festival 2020! 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 12th 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.



Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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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.

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Steam Engine Festival Dresden"

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

17/04/2020: 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.

The Evening Locomotive Presentations (Night Photography Parade) in the Railway Museum represents a highly atmospheric overture for this eventful journey. 

Our advice: Tickets for the Evening Locomotive Presentations will be limited. For that reason, please consider to reserve your tickets with sufficient forward planning!

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.

18/04/2020: 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".

19/04/2020: 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.

Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Services

Services included

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 2020

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

Please note:The city of Dresden has now confirmed the introduction of a “Lodging Tax”, formerly known as visitor´s tax, to be collected for overnight stays in Dresden starting 01/07/2015. The tax is based on the accommodation rate for the entire duration per person and per room. The exact costs will be calculated for each tour individually, included in the offer and are to be paid on the spot.

Further suggestions

Here you can find additional services from the programme of the Dresden Steam Engine Festival 2020, which can be booked as an optional extra to your steam train tour.

Additional day tickets for the Dresden Steam Engine Festival

  • Dates: 17/04, 18/04 and 19/04/2020
  • Price: € 15 per person and day

Additional tickets for the Night Photography Parade (tickets only on request)

  • Dates: 17/04 and 18/04/2020
  • Price: € 15 per person and evening (based on the prices of previous years)

 Additional tickets for the special steam train tours*

Price: € 42.00 per person

  • 17/04/2020, morning, Dresden main station – Freiberg (Tharandt Incline) – Dresden- Neustadt – Radeberg – Dresden main station
  • 18/04/2020, morning, Train on Tharandt Incline parallel to a freight train, Dresden – Tharandt Incline – Freiberg – Dresden
  • 18/04/2020, afternoon, Dresden – Bautzen – Görlitz – Bautzen – Dresden
  • 19/04/2020, morning, Dresden – Bad Schandau (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
  • 19/04/2020, afternoon, Dresden – Heidenau – Altenberg – Heidenau – Dresden

*subject to change

This trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Quotes

Prices for services included

 Basic package in a double room   in a single room  
 IBIS Hotel Dresden***      € 199.00      € 249.00   
 Pullman Dresden Newa**** € 219.00 € 309.00
 Hyperion Hotel Dresden****+        € 249.00 € 359.00

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**** € 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 € 15.00 per person and day

 Night photography parade

(Tickets only on request)
 

€ 15.00 per person and evening

 Special steam train rides

 

€ 42.00 per person and ride

 


Please note that dates, destinations and prices are subject to change.

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1 Tour ratings
18.04.2017
written by David and Lorraine
Dear Frauke

We are now home from Dresden. The weekend was terrific, lovely city, great hotel, good bierkellers, and marvellous locos! The evening event was amazing. We went on Sunday, when the weather was sunny and warm (but I guess you know that!).

I think we spoke at the Hbf when you were giving advice, but I didn't realise who you were and you obviously didn't recognise me! So I am sorry we didn't say hello!

Thank you at Augustus for your organisation and help with arrangements. I think we must remember April 6-8 2018!!

regards

David and Lorraine

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