13th Dresden Steam Engine Festival October 08th - 10th, 2021

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.

 

Information about the Corona virus and the 13th Steam Engine Festival 2021

Please note: The Covid-19 test facility has shortly cancelled their participation. Please use other test facilities in Dresden: www.dresden.de/corona-testzentren

The actual situation allows such major events like our Steam festival. At the moment there are some Covid-19 based constraints. Admission to festival ground is allowed for people with full immunisation (e.g. double vaccination certificate or a certificate of complete recovery in combination with a single vaccine certificate). By now admission is also possible having an official negative Covid 19 test certificate, not older than 24 hours. Checking the certificates may take a while at the cash counter. Thanks for understanding! Tracking addresses is required. We are a registered location in "LUCA app" and "Pass4All app", usable on smart phones. Not registered visitors must fill out a form for address tracking at our cash counter.

The need for full immunisation, recovery in combination with vaccination or negative test certificate is required for train passengers in touristic trains as well!

Information about the ticket pre-sale

The ticket pre-sale is closed now, but there are still enough tickets at our cash counters or at our special trains.

We want to keep up with the time and use the restrictions due to the Corona pandemic to fulfill the wish of many guests: We change our ticket system to electronic tickets. After ticket purchase we will send a QR code, which must be shown when entering the festival ground or in the special steam trains. This code can be printed or simply shown on a smartphone. As a result, there is no more shipping fee or needed time for international shipping. You can pay using bank transfer or paypal and you will get your tickets early enough prior to the festival attached to an email.
For admission to the festival ground you need the name and address of the ticket purchaser for validation at the cash counter!

 

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(State of planning September, 25th 2021)

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 and full-day excursion trains will be offered. We cordially welcome you as our travelling guests, in addition to "feel" the atmosphere in our depot.

Tickets to the museums grounds are of course valid for the festival area at Zwickauer Straße. Furthermore, they allow single-entry to Verkehrsmuseum Dresden "Johanneum" at Neumarkt (close to Frauenkirche) at one of the three days of the festival. It is up to you to attend Zwickauer Straße and Johanneum at the same day or to split the visit to two individual days within the timeframe of April 09 to 11.

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Why we don't simply move the cancelled 12th Steam Engine Festival into 2021

The 12th Dresden Steam Engine Festival had to be cancelled due to the restrictions, issued by the local authoroties, connected to the distribution of Corona virus "Covid-19". To move the date into 2021 is not possible, e.g. some of the planned steam locomotives cannot participate next year. The reasons are diverse. Some of them need a new general inspection, which takes longer than the remaining time to the next festival is. The concluded contracts with guest loco partners have to be re-newed and the special train program must be adapted to the circumstances next year. Construction plans can prevent us from using a track and so on.

For this reasons we decided to continue numbering of our festivals and to held the 13th steam festival in 2021.

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Planned special steam trains and guest locomotives

We have invited the following six steam locomotives: 01 202, 35 1097, 50 3610, 50 3648, 52 8141 and the Czech 434.2186. Beside them there will also be historic Diesel and electrical locomotives.

Attention! A ride in our special steam trains is possible for full vaccinated, recovered+vaccinated or official negative tested visitors only!

Friday, Oct, 08th 2021

  • Dresden main station – Freiberg – Dresden‐Neustadt – Bischofswerda – Dresden main station
    Planned locomotives: 50 3648 + E77 10 und 50 3610
    Departure Dresden main station 01:25 pm. platform 12
    Arrival Dresden main station 06:55 pm.
    (via Tharandt ramp and Klotzsche ramp)
    Ticket p.p. 45,00 € (Combination ticket, consisting of train ticket and daily admission for one of the 3 festival days to the festival ground, p.p. 60,00 €)

Saturday, Oct, 09th 2021

  • Morning: Dresden main station – Nossen – Döbeln – Waldheim – Chemnitz – Dresden main station
    Planned locomotives: 01 202 to Chemnitz, 50 3610 to Dresden
    Departure Dresden main station 08:23 am. platform 12
    Arrival Dresden main station 12:33 pm.

    Ticket p.p. 45,00 € (Combination ticket, consisting of train ticket and daily admission for one of the 3 festival days to the festival ground, p.p. 60,00 €)
  • Afternoon: Dresden main station – Kamenz – Hosena – Senftenberg and back
    Planned locomotives: 35 1097 + 112 481 (112 to Dresden-Klotzsche)
    Departure Dresden main station 01:23 pm. platform 1
    Arrival Dresden main station 06:05 pm.
    Ticket p.p. 45,00 € (Combination ticket, consisting of train ticket and daily admission for one of the 3 festival days to the festival ground, p.p. 60,00 €)
  • Nightly train Dresden - Cottbus - Dresden, hauled by 01 202
    Departure Dresden main station 07:31 pm.
    Arrival Dresden main station 01:34 am.

    Compartment coach
    Bar coach
    Ticket p.p. 45,00 € (Ticket sale only in train)

Sunday, Oct, 10th 2021

  • Morning: Tharandt ramp, parall ride to special goods train
    Planned locomotives: 35 1097 passenger train + E77 10, 50 3648 goods train
    Departure Dresden main station 08:15 am. platform 12
    Arrival Dresden main station 10:40 am.

  • Afternoon: Radebeul-Ost - Dresden-Friedrichstadt - Pirna - Neustadt/Sa.
    Planned locomotives: 50 3610 + 112 481
    Departure Dresden main station: 12:38 pm.
    Arrival Dresden main station: 04:09 pm.

    (duration ca. 4,5 hours)
    Features: Ride on goods train track between Dresden-Neustadt and Dresden-Friedrichstadt; train is operated in "sandwich" by Steam and Diesel due to the direction changes
    Ticket p.p. 45,00 € (Combination ticket, consisting of train ticket and daily admission for one of the 3 festival days to the festival ground, p.p. 60,00 €)
    Information: We decided to cancel our train to Czech Republic this year because of the changing regulations for abroad trains. We hope you would like our alternative train to Radebeul-Ost and Großröhrsdorf.

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Important information about the nightly locomotive photo presentation

Until a short while before the beginning of our festival, there will be no valid information about the Corona based restrictions along the nightly locomotive presentation on our turntable. We decided not to sell any tickets for the photo events in ticket pre-sale this year. All tickets for the evening photo event will be available at the evening cash counter. We still do not know how many of the 200 seats we can offer, or if there will be a need of masks or a mininmum distance between photografers. As soon as we will have these information, they will be published here. Thanks for your understanding!

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"Dampf & Dixie" (Steam and Dixie music) - The live music event

There will be our live music event "Dampf & Dixie" in the roundhouse on Saturday night (Oct 9th) as usual. We will publish further information about the Dixie music bands and framework conditions for admission here, soon.
Information in German are also available on the special >>> website of "Dampf und Dixie" <<<.
Here we will offer tickets in our webshop

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Further information about the festival ground and program

The historic bus shuttle between Dresden main station and the festival ground will be available as usual. The association friends of historic busses will offer that service again.

Unfortunately the field train between the Depot of Dresden Transport Museum and the railway museum won't be available this year. The sidewalk will be used for the one-way pathes for our guests.

The Dresden Transport Museum wants to be part of our festival again. They will open their sheds along the street Zwickauer Strasse as usual. At the moment there are constructions right beside that area on the railway track. Due to this there might be reduced places for exhibits on the sliding stage area. When available, further information will follow here.

Along street Zwickauer Straße there will be our seller's area with railway-based offers. Around the entrance to the railway museum there will be the food and catering area as usual.

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Partners to the 13th Dresden Steam Engine Festival

 

DB

 
   DB Regio Dresden  

 

 

itl

   ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft Dresden 
 Lausitzer Dampflok Club e.V.   

 

LDC logo

 

 

 Förderverein für das

Eisenbahnmuseum Dresden e.V.

(Supporting Association for the
Dresden Railway Museum)

 

 

S Bahn Logo     S-Bahn Dresden  

 

Logo AUGT allg

 

 

 

 Augustustours

(Travel agency Augustustours)

Verkehrsmuseum Dresden

(Dresden Transport Museum)

 

 vmd sbp

  Flügelradtouristik e.V.  

 

Flügelradtouristik e.V.

 

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12th Dresden Steam Engine Festival cancelled

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Information about our festival and the Corona virus "Covid-19"

The 12th Dresden Steam Engine Festival had to be cancelled because of the ristrictions, issued by the local authorities. Also the special events (Nightly photo parade, live music event "Dampf & Dixie" as well as all special steam trains) are affected and cancelled. We are very sad about that, but your health is the most important thing at the moment.
Local authorities cancelled all public events until April, 19. For that, our museum will stay closed meanwhile.
Ticket refunding takes place the following way:

  • Tickets bought in our webshop: All customers were informed about refunding by email
    Please reply until 19-April-2020!
  • Tickets bought at travel agencies: Please contact your dealer/agency for refunding
  • Tickets bought at Dresden Transport Museum: Please contact the Transport Museum for refunding

We hope to see you healthy again for the 13th Dresden Steam Engine Festival, held between 09th and 11th of April 2021.

We want to thank everybody, who has spent a part or the whole ticket price as a donation, wich helps us through the difficult period of time!

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Partners of the 12th Steam Engine Festival

 

DB

 
   DB Regio Dresden  

 

 

itl

   ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft Dresden 
 Lausitzer Dampflok Club e.V.   

 

LDC logo

 

  Modellbahnshop Sebnitz  

 vmd sbp

S Bahn Logo     S-Bahn Dresden  

 

Logo AUGT allg

 

 

 

 Augustustours

(Travel Agency

Augustustours)

Verkehrsmuseum Dresden

(Dresden Transport Museum)

 

 vmd sbp

  Flügelradtouristik e.V.  

 

Flügelradtouristik e.V.

 

 

Maertens

 

 

Reisebüro Maertens

(Travel agency Maertens)

 

 Förderverein für das

Eisenbahnmuseum Dresden e.V.

(Supporting Assiciation for the

Dresden Railway Museum)

   

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11th Dresden Steam Engine Festival
April 12th to 14th, 2019
"Dresden macht Dampf"

We want to say Thank you! to all visitors and helpers along the 11th Steam Engine Festival!

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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 and full-day excursion trains will be offered. We cordially welcome you as our travelling guests, in addition to "feel" the atmosphere in our depot.

Tickets to the museums grounds are of course valid for the festival area at Zwickauer Straße. Furthermore, they allow single-entry to Verkehrsmuseum Dresden "Johanneum" at Neumarkt (close to Frauenkirche) at one of the three days of the festival. It is up to you to attend Zwickauer Straße and Johanneum at the same day or to split the visit to two individual days within the timeframe of April 12 to 14.

Attention! Verkehrsmuseum itself does not offer any tickets for the 11th Dresden Steam Engine Festival at its renown vending locations! So please purchase your respective tickets via our webshop within the present webpage in advance - or buy them locally at Zwickauer Straße during the days of the festival.

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Haltestelle Attending the festival grounds

Upon arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof please use the transfer busses, which shuttle you directly to the festival grounds at Zwickauer Straße or the Transport Museum at Neumarkt, respectively. Tickets are to be purchased locally at the bus. If you intend to attend the festival by car, please check our general instructions. But please be aware that Zwickauer Straße itself will partially be closed for ordinary traffic and that only few parking lots are available in the surrounding district of the city.

>>> Time schedule of bus shuttle <<<

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information Information desk at Dresden Hauptbahnhof (Dresden main station)

Our partner and travel agency AUGUSTUSTOURS will (as usual...) operate an information desk at Dresden Hauptbahnhof. They can inform about the excursion trains, bus transfer services, or any touristic offers relevant in the frame of the festival.

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ballon Programme in general

Zwickauer Straße will be closed for public transport between Nossener Brücke and Würzburger Straße. This area is included in the festival. Three entrances will be operated on Zwickauer Straße below the Nossener Brücke, at the intersection with Bamberger Straße and that with Würzburger Straße. Purchase of tickets as well as entry on behalf of pre-sold tickets will be possible there. Access to the numerous attractions inside the festival district:

  • Steam engines under operation in roundhouse 1, the respective turntable and water/coal supply facilities in the northern part of the area close to Nossener Brücke,
  • Footplate rides starting from and returning to the turntable at roundhouse 1 (sorry, queuing up will be necessary and extra tickets have to be purchased - sorry, we cannot offer pre-reservations for the footplate rides, neither for time-slots nor for tickets), excursion time about 20 minutes,
  • Model train exhibition on the third floor inside the main building, presenting historical HO-gauge modules that feature three sceneries of the Leipzig-Dresden main line,
  • Vehicles of Dresden Transport Museum in the area of the Depot of Dresden Transport Museum located in the southern parts of the festival, roundhouse 4 and the former hall for heavy maintenance,
  • Light railway connecting roundhouse 1 with the Depot of Verkehrsmuseum Dresden along Zwickauer Straße,
  • Vending booths for railway-related literature, railroad models as well as food and beverages,
  • Illuminated photo parades April 12 (Friday) and April 13 (Saturday), starting by 7 p.m. and ending around maybe 10 p.m. centered at the turntable of roundhouse 1, access with separate tickets only (EUROs 25 each),
  • Dixieland live music concert "Dampf & Dixie" April 13 (Saturday), the location has not yet been decided upon, access with separate tickets only (EUROs 15 each).

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19 017 1 Intended guest engines

At present, it is most likely that the following engines will attend the festival in operating condition (last update: April 5th, 2019). Besides general presentation and haulage of excursion trains some of them will be available for footplate rides:

Further engines intend to come to Dresden in the form of multiple-day vintage trains organised by individual associations or companies. Please follow the specific links for further information. IG Bw Dresden-Altstadt e.V. cannot influence these engines or trains. The respective engines can only come to Dresden if sufficient numbers of travellers pre-book these trains. So please do not hesitate to contribute... As of yet, the 01 202, 52 8195 and 52 8177 have been confirmed. They will indeed be present at the festival, and 35 1097 will come here anyway... 

Please be aware that not all engines can be present on the festival grounds throughout the entire opening hours. Further guest engines may attend the festival, please keep informed here from time to time.

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896009bild2 660 Excursion train programme

As many of our guests may already know, we will offer an outstanding special steam train programme around the Steam Engine Festival. At the moment - which is April 5th, 2019 - the following trains are planned.

Attention: This programme is subject to changes. As of yet, we are not able to securely predict a dedicated steam locomotive or a dedicated route. The overall framework, however, may be considered as being settled. We expect the final and really binding routes just a few days before the festival. This is typical due to habits in how Deutsche Bahn AG issues schedules to us or any other comparable customer. As our trains are operated by singular vintage engines, any short-term loco exchange may be required for technical reasons. Contrarily, we promise to steam-haul all excursion trains. Any changes in our state of planning will be published on the present webpage.

All trains will serve food and beverages, most likely in a characteristic dining car inherited from Deutsche Reichsbahn of GDR.
Children up to 6 years of age in accompany with an adult and without a claim for an own seat are transported free of charge.

Friday, 2019-04-12:

  • Dresden – Berlin – Dresden, Express Passenger Train "ELBFLORENZ" (planned locomotive: 01 202 as the single engine, neither banking engine nor light engine for power supply to the carriages!!)
    Price: 79.00 € per person
    In Berlin you may visit the Railway Museum Berlin-Schöneweide. The entrance fee is included in the train ticket.
  • The timetable is published in this place.

Saturday, 2019-04-13:

  • Morning (return by lunch time):
    Dresden - Meißen  Nossen  Döbeln Nossen  Meißen  Dresden (planned locomotives: 58 311 + 50 3648; the G12 will head the train to Döbeln and the class 50 will be at the rear end; this "sandwich" unchanged back to Nossen; the G12 will be turned around in Nossen and is intended to be the first engine back to Dresden)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The timetable is published in this place.
  • Afternoon (start after the morning train has come home):
    Dresden – Kamenz  Bautzen – Dresden (planned locomotives: 50 3610 + 52 8079)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The timetable is published in this place.

Sunday, 2019-04-14:

  • Morning (return by lunch time): Route change
    Due to a total track blockage between Bautzen and Görlitz the train route and destination must be changed.
    New route:
    Dresden – Pirna – Bad Schandau – D??ín hl.n. (CZ) – Ústi n.L. (CZ) – D??ín Východ (CZ) – Bad Schandau – Pirna – Dresden, (planned locomotives: 03 2155 heading, and 118 552 as a banker to ease shunting in Czech Republic)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The timetable is published in this place.
  • Afternoon (start after the morning train has come home):
    Dresden Wilthen Ebersbach Rumburk/CZ Ebersbach Wilthen Dresden (planned locomotives: 35 1097 + 52 8079)
    Price: 42.00 € per person or
    Combined Ticket (train ticket + entrance to the festival area): 54.00 € per person
  • The timetable is published in this place.

Please note:

  • All trains will depart from and arrive at Dresden Hauptbahnhof (main station). None of the trains can stop at the railway museum or festival area, respectively.
  • The Combined Ticket allows you to enter the festival area along Zwickauer Straße once, on a single day of the 11th Steam Engine Festival.
  • Any special trains will be operated only upon receiption of sufficient pre-bookings, so that the break-even point of cost and revenue is passed. But we are pretty sure that none of the train offers would sell less - but you can never be sure in advance. Thus, please do not hesitate too long to book your tickets.

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Euro Ticket pre-sale / Webshop

The webshop is closed now. We want to garantee ticket's arrival before our festival starts.
We also closed our ticket hotline now. Email requests cannot be answered anymore. Thanks for understanding!

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Partners to the 11th Steam Engine Festival

 

DB

 
   DB Regio Dresden  

 

 

itl

   ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft Dresden 
 Lausitzer Dampflok Club e.V.   

 

LDC logo

 

  Modellbahnshop Sebnitz  

 vmd sbp

S Bahn Logo     S-Bahn Dresden  

 

Logo AUGT allg

 

 

 

 Augustustours

(Travel Agency

Augustustours)

Verkehrsmuseum Dresden

(Dresden Transport Museum)

 

 vmd sbp

  Flügelradtouristik e.V.  

 

Flügelradtouristik e.V.

 

 

Maertens

 

 

Reisebüro Maertens

(Travel agency Maertens)

 

 Förderverein für das

Eisenbahnmuseum Dresden e.V.

(Supporting Assiciation for the

Dresden Railway Museum)

   

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Contakt

If you have questions or hints for us, do not hesitate and contact us per email:

kontakt(at)igbwdresdenaltstadt.de

Thank you!

Schedules for the vintage trains in the frame of the 13th Dresden Steam Engine Festival

Friday, 2021-10-08

Train: "Rampensau" via Tharandter Rampe and Klotzscher Rampe

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 01:25 pm. (platform 12 expected)
Arrival at Freiberg: 02:36 pm.

Departure from Freiberg: 02:46 pm.
Dresden-Neustadt: 04:05 pm.
Arrival at Bischofswerda: 04:49 pm.

Departure from Bischofswerda: 05:30 pm.
Dresden-Neustadt: 06:44 pm.
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 06:55 p.m.

 

Saturday, 2021-10-09 Morning

Train: Dresden Hbf. – Nossen – Döbeln – Waldheim – Chemnitz – Dresden Hbf.

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 08:23 am. (platform 12 expected)
Nossen: 09:43 am.
Döbeln: 10:27 am.
Chemnitz: 11:20 am.
Freiberg: 11:56 am.
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 12:33 pm.

 

Saturday, 2021-10-09 Afternoon

Train: Dresden Hbf. – Kamenz – Hosena – Senftenberg and back

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 01:23 p.m. (platform 1 expected)
Radeberg: 02:05 pm.
Arrival at Senftenberg: 03:19 pm.

Departure from Senftenberg: 04:30 pm.
Pulsnitz: 05:10 pm.
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 06:05 pm.

 

Sunday, 2021-10-10 Morning

Train: Tharandter Rampe, parallel ride to a goods train

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 08:15 am. (platform 12 expected)
Arrival at Freiberg: 09:21 am.

Departure from Freiberg: 09:44 am.
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 10:40 am.

 

Sunday, 2021-10-10 Afternoon

Train: Radebeul-Ost - Dresden-Friedrichstadt - Pirna - Neustadt/Sa.

Departure from Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 12:38 pm.
Arrival at Radebeul-Ost: 12:50 pm.

Departure from Radebeul-Ost: 01:01 pm.
Arrival at Dresden-Friedrichstadt: 01:15 pm.

Departure from Dresden-Friedrichstadt: 01:38 pm.
Arrival at Neustadt / Sa.: 02:48 pm.

Departure from Neustadt / Sa.: 03:08 pm.
Arrival at Dresden Hauptbahnhof: 04:09 pm.