Infocenter — The Elbhang Festival

Once a year, on the last weekend in June, the landscape between Loschwitz and Pillnitz is transformed into one big festival area. In five towns along the Elbe slope, on a stretch of about seven kilometres, on village squares, in parks and villas, on the banks of the Elbe and on the slopes, there are about 200 different events.

An art and civic festival in one, the Elbhangfest offers concerts (from flute to rock), theatre and dance events, readings and special offers for children. In all the villages on the Elbe slope there are markets for local handicrafts, plus various gastronomic offerings. Guided tours and lectures allow encounters with the region, its stories are told and its curiosities. In addition, events of young art will present modern contemporary spirit. A large parade opens the weekend.

Your journey — please use public transport!

Please travel by public transport, as there are no parking spaces available in the festival area and some streets are closed.

Tram & Bus

  • Körnerplatz stop: lines 61, 84
  • Schillerplatz stop: lines 6, 12, 61, 63, 65
    over bridge Blaues Wunder to Loschwitz
  • Alttolkewitz stop: lines 4, 6, 12
    via ferry to Niederpoyritz and Wachwitz
  • Stop Kleinzschachwitz, Freystraße: Lines EV2, 88
    via car ferry to Pillnitz

Travel times and information on tram and bus routes will be announced in good time.

Important information:
From Friday, 24 June, 8 p.m. to Sunday, 26 June, 11 p.m., the section of line 63 between Körnerplatz and Pillnitz will be closed. Line 63 will therefore only run as far as Schillerplatz. Service between Pillnitz (Schloss) and Pillnitz (L.-da-Vinci-Strasse) will be provided by line 83 during its operating time. It will be extended from Pillnitz to Gustavheim from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, 25 June and from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. on Sunday, 26 June. There will be no bus service on the rest of Pillnitzer Landstraße!

Hillside railways

Funicular railway in Loschwitz

  • Friday, 24 June: 6.30 a.m. to 0.30 a.m.
  • Saturday, 25 June: 9.08 am to 0.30 am
  • Sunday, 26 June: 9.08 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Suspension railway in Loschwitz

  • Friday, 24 June: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 25 June: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 26 June: 8.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Timetables and information on the hillside railways will be announced in good time.


Ferry Niederpoyritz — Laubegast:

  • Friday, 24 June: 6.00 a.m. to 2.00 a.m.
  • Saturday, 25 June: 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 a.m.
  • Sunday, 26 June: 8.00 a.m. to 0.00 a.m.

Ferry Pillnitz — Kleinzschachwitz

  • all day —
    from Friday, 24 June, 5.30 a.m.
    until Monday, 27 June, 5.30 a.m.

Timetables and information on ferries will be announced in good time.


Please note: There are no adequate parking facilities on the festival grounds or in the immediate vicinity.

  • DVB terminus Pillnitz
  • Schillerplatz (underground car park of the SchillerGalerie)
Pillnitz ferry, Photo: Frank Eisersdorf

Unfortunately, the admission ticket does not entitle you to free use of the buses, trains and ferries.

Elbhangfest – best explored by bike! Photo:

Flexible and relaxed with the MOBI-Bike

Explore the entire festival area in a relaxed way with the MOBI-Bike!

MOBIpunkt Schillerplatz

  • Schillerplatz, at SchillerGalerie
  • 01309 Dresden-Blasewitz

MOBIpunkt Pillnitz

  • DVB terminus Pillnitz
  • 01326 Dresden-Pillnitz

You have a SZ or DVB subscription?
Great, then you can pedal for the first 30 minutes free of charge (RadCard rate!).

Taxi and shuttle service on the festival grounds


Taxis can be called into the festival area.

Scheduled taxi service for the severely disabled:
on request, phone: +49 (0) 351 857-0


Dresdner Droschken

  • Sonnabend

Ein Pferdebus verkehrt von Loschwitz bis Pillnitz

  • Sonnabend
  • Sonntag

Times and information on further shuttle services will be announced in good time.

Elbhangfest steamer shuttle

This special shuttle is only valid for Elbhangfest guests.
Only the admission ribbon entitles you to travel, not the ticket!

Blasewitz — Pillnitz:
Elbhangfest steamer shuttle timetable

  • Friday, 24 June: 6 p.m. and 8.15 p.m.
  • Saturday, 25 June: 1.15, 3.15, 5.10, 7.10 and 9.15 p.m.
  • Sunday, 26 June: 2.30, 4.40, 6.40 and 8.40 p.m.

Pillnitz — Blasewitz:
Elbhangfest steamer shuttle timetable

  • Friday, 24 June: 7.15 and 9.30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 25 June: 2.30 p.m., 4.30 p.m., 6.30 p.m., 8.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 26 June: 3.45, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.

Return journey Blasewitz — Terrassenufer
Elbhangfest steamer shuttle timetable

  • Friday, 24 June: 10 pm
  • Saturday, 25 June: 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, 26 June: 10.30 p.m.
Der Elbhangfest-Shuttleservice, Foto:
Photo: Siegfried Großmann

Information on Pillnitz Palace Park

The entire Pillnitz Palace Park and the footpath along the Elbe below Pillnitz Palace will be open to festival visitors only during the weekend.

The park gates English Pavilion and Pillnitz Square will be closed. The Elbhangfest ticket includes admission to the castle park.

Bicycles are not allowed in Pillnitz Palace Park! Bicycle parking spaces are signposted.

Smoking ban:
Smoking is not permitted in Pillnitz Palace Park.

Closing time:
The Schlosspark closes at 11 pm.

The Elbhangfest — on the slope

The Elbhangfest is picturesquely nestled on Dresden’s Elbe slope between the towns of Loschwitz and Pillnitz.

Photo: Knut Zyball

Advance booking starts!

Buy tickets now so that the festival can take place in 2022!
Brand new: Free steamer shuttle between Loschwitz and Pillnitz!

200 artists, 11 stages, steamboat shuttle and 3 days of Elbhangfest for only 13 € / reduced rate 11 € *

In order to be able to hold the event, the organiser of the festival — the non-profit Elbhangfest e. V. — needs planning security and a sustainable financial risk. Therefore, a total of 25,000 tickets – at the cheaper early bird price – must be sold by 30 April 2022. If this is not successful or if the festival has to be cancelled again due to corona, all buyers will be refunded the purchase price.

* plus advance booking fee.
25,000 tickets at the attractive early bird price until 30 April 2022.
Children up to 18 years of age continue to have free admission.

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