How to get there
Locations of FILMFEST DRESDEN
The main locations of FILMFEST DRESDEN are located in Dresden's Neustadt district. And right at its heart is the Schauburg cinema where the competition programmes will be screened.
The other festival venues are also located in the immediately vicinity, including the Thalia arthouse cinema, the Kleines Haus des Staatsschauspiels venue, the guest centre with the guest centre and the film market as well as the festival's partner hotels. Likewise the Programmkino Ost cinema can easily be reached by bus and tram. As a visitor to FILMFEST DRESDEN, you will probably spend most of your stay in the Neustadt district. In addition to all of the short film delights on offer, Neustadt also has an equally large range of options to satisfy your creature comforts. In this, the most colourful part of Dresden, there are numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and small supermarkets near the Schauburg cinema, all of which are reachable in less than five minutes by foot.
Arriving at Dresden International Airport
For special offers and further information on the airport, check: www.dresden-airport.de.
Dresden International Airport has a railway station on the lower ground floor of the terminal building. S-Bahn line S2 connects Dresden Airport with Dresden's two biggest stations, Dresden-Neustadt (close to most festival locations, 14 minutes drive) and Dresden-Hauptbahnhof (main station). For most festival locations, please get off at Dresden-Neustadt. Please also see our festival map.
Reaching the festival by train
For your long distance train booking please visit the website of Deutsche Bahn: www.bahn.com.
Please check if your train stops at the local train station Dresden-Neustadt, as it is only a short walking distance to many festival locations as well as the Guest Office and our partner hotel ParkInn.
If you are arriving at Dresden-Hauptbahnhof (main station) please use tramway number 7 (direction to Weixdorf) or number 8 (direction to Hellerau). If you want to reach the Guest Office please get off at the stop Albertplatz, for the festival cinema Thalia at the stop Louisenstraße, and for the cinema Filmtheater Schauburg at the stop Bischofsweg. If you are arriving at Dresden-Hauptbahnhof (main station) please use tramway number 7 (direction to Weixdorf) or number 8 (direction to Hellerau). A central tram stop close to many festival locations is at Albertplatz.
Reaching the festival by long distance bus
Since a few years the German long distance bus system has diversified. You can find an overview about different connections (e.g. from Berlin Airports) at www.busradar.com . Please check if the bus stops at the local train station Dresden-Neustadt as it is only a short walking distance to many festival locations as well as the Guest Office and our partner hotel ParkInn.