16th Dresden Steam Engine Festival
13th - 14th April 2024

Enjoy a short movie about our festival:

On this site we will publish all information about the festival, the corresponding special steam trains and the surrounding program, as soon as they are fix set up.


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(State of planning April, 10th 2024)

General information

The Dresdner Dampfloktreffen has established its place among railway and steam galas in Saxony for many years. Vintage trains from various regions of Germany as well as from neighbouring countries intend to approach Dresden, for their travellers and rolling stock to attend this gala. Similar to previous years, we intend to have illuminated evening photo sessions (Friday and Saturday) and a live music concert "Steam & Dixie" (Saturday night). An attractive programme of half-day excursion trains will be offered. We cordially welcome you as our travelling guests, in addition to "feel" the atmosphere in our depot.

In the year 2022 the former Bw Dresden-Altstadt became 150 years old.

Again we will organize our nightly locomotive presentation for photographers around the turntable as well as the live music event "Dampf & Dixie" (Steam and Dixie music) in our roundhouse.

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Opening hours and prices

The festival ground will be open on Saturday and Sunday (April 13th/14th) between 10 am. and 6 pm.
The evening events will start at 7 pm. After 6 pm. all guests are requested to leave the festival ground.
For the evening events, only the event ticket is needed. It can be purchased separately from tickets for general admission.

Ticket pre-sale is over. Tickets for the festival ground are available at our cash desks. Remaining tickets for the evening events are available at our evening cash desk and remaining tickets for special excursion trains are available directly on the train.

  • Tickets for admission: 18,- Euro (one-day-ticket) per person
  • Reduced tickets for admission, only for disabled people and 15 to 17 years old children: 12,- Euro
  • Nightly photo session on Friday: 25,- Euro per person: sold out
  • Nightly photo session on Saturday: 25,- Euro per person: very few remaining tickets at evening cash desk
  • Live music event "Dampf & Dixie" on Saturday: 15,- Euro per person
  • Special excursion trains: 49,- Euro per person and train (children without own seat free)

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Planned locomotives

Last change: March, 6th, 2024

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Special Steam Trains

All trains depart and arrive at Dresden main station. For spontaneous travellers, there are one or two coaches on each train, where tickets can be bought on the train.

Changes may occur at short notice due to the age of our historic trains. Train schedules are published >>> here <<<.

All our trains carry a restaurant car, where snacks or drinks can be bought.

  • Friday, April 12th 2024: fan ride departing from Dresden in direction of Kamenz, planned locomotive 58 311
  • Saturday morning, April 13th 2024: full steam to Dürrröhrsdorf, planned locomotive 77 250
  • Saturday afternoon, April 13th 2024: with type G12 through the Müglitz valley to Altenberg, planned locomotive 58 311 sold out
  • Sunday morning, April 14th 2024: parallel ride on Tharandt Ramp, planned coaches: fast train choaches with large windows, planned locomotive for passenger train 23 1097 and for goods train 52 8079
  • Sunday afternoon, April 14th 2024: with Jule through the Lausitz, planned coaches: fast train choaches with large windows, route Dresden - Ebersbach - Löbau - Dresden, planned locomotive  23 1097

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Program frame around the Steam Engine Festival

This year, the depot of Dresden Transport Museum along Zwickauer Straße (roundhouse 4 and shed 5) will stay closed but the field along the traverse (corner to Würzburger Strasse). The main building at Johanneum (right beside the Church of our Lady) in Dresden downtown is open and free for people with tickets for our festival. A historic bus shuttle will connect the festival ground Zwickauer Straße with Dresden main station and Johanneum.

The Steam Engine Festival is surrounded by a colorful program. Dealers offer a wide range of railway or model railway articles. Different caterers offer food and drinks. Periodically we guide you through our historic model railway section. On Friday and Saturday evening there are our special events, the nightly locomotive presentation on our turntable (both days), where the locomotives are presented in a special illumination, as well as the live music event "Dampf & Dixie" on Saturday. The events start at 7 pm. (special admission). Our cafeteria offers drinks right behind the roundhouse.

Between 10 am. and 6 pm. you can book a ride in a steam locomotive's cabin, starting on the track beside the turntable. Locomotives are presented on the turntable and you can listen to explanations about them.

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Shuttle between festival ground, main station and Dresden Transport Musem

Between Dresden main station and our festival ground there will be a bus and train shuttle. A train consisting of 3 "Uerdinger Schienenbus" departs hourly. Historical busses will depart more often and also go to the Dresden Transport Museum, hourly. Tickets: price: 4,- Euro p.p. available on train or bus. There will be an info point at Dresden main station.

Time schedules

For shuttle busses

For shuttle trains

Parking lots for cars

Around our festival ground there are only very few parking lots. We recommend to use public transport (bus line 61 to bus stop Zwickauer Strasse) or the shuttles to reach our festival. Line plan of Dresden public transport: Line plan Dresden

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Partners to the 16th Dresden Steam Engine Festival

DB  DB Regio Dresden



ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft

  LDC logoLausitzer Dampflokclub e.V.  

  S Bahn Logo

 S-Bahn Dresden


 Förderverein für das

Eisenbahnmuseum Dresden e.V.


 Logo AUGT allgAugustustours



Flügelradtouristik e.V.


 vmd sbpVerkehrsmuseum Dresden


Maertens Reisen


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