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

  • Haltestelle Körnerplatz: Linien 61, 84
  • Haltestelle Schillerplatz: Linien 6, 12, 61, 63, 65
    über Brücke Blaues Wunder nach Loschwitz
  • Haltestelle Alttolkewitz: Linien 4, 6, 12
    über Fähre nach Niederpoyritz und Wachwitz
  • Haltestelle Kleinzschachwitz, Freystraße: Linien 2, 88
    über Autofähre nach Pillnitz

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

Important information:
From Friday, the section of line 63 between Körnerplatz and Pillnitz will be closed. Line 63 will therefore only run as far as Schillerplatz or between Pillnitz (Schloss) and Pillnitz (L.-da-Vinci-Strasse). It will be extended from Pillnitz to Gustavheim on Saturday and Sunday. There will be no bus service on the rest of the Pillnitz Landstrasse!

Hillside railways

  • Freitag
  • Sonnabend
  • Sonntag
  • Freitag
  • Sonnabend
  • Sonntag

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


Fähre Niederpoyritz – Laubegast:

  • Freitag
  • Sonnabend
  • Sonntag

Fähre Pillnitz – Kleinzschachwitz

  • durchgängig:
    Freitag bis Montag

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 11 11


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.

Der Elbhangfest-Shuttleservice, Foto:

The Elbhangfest — on the slope

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

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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