One of the most popular leisure attractions in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region is now once again available for tourists and local residents to enjoy. Right in the middle of the summer season, the Visitors’ Terrace at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) opened on July 28 and the airport’s management company, Fraport, said: “Everyone who is fascinated by the world of aviation is encouraged to visit it.”
Having received a thorough facelift in recent months, the airport’s observation deck in Terminal 2 will now once again provide views of aircraft landing and taking off and the bustling activity on the apron at one of the world’s foremost aviation hubs.
Fraport CFO Dr Matthias Zieschang said: “Since its first inauguration in 1994, our Visitors’ Terrace in Terminal 2 has been a magnet for tourists, local residents, and aviation enthusiasts alike, attracting up to 2,700 guests every day. The terrace is a major feature of the airport, proving that FRA is much more than simply a transportation facility. Frankfurt Airport is a real experience, a tourist attraction in its own right and always worth a visit. Our guests enjoy the fascinating world of aviation, witnessing aircraft from all over the world take off and land and the action on the apron, as well as the atmosphere in the terminals. Now, the look and comfort of the new, improved Visitors’ Terrace will further enhance their experience.”
Covering 19,375sq ft (1,800m²), the Visitors’ Terrace has room to accommodate up to 800 guests. Fraport says its redesign has included the addition of a modern reception and attractive new flooring in the outdoor area. Comfortable seating, partly in the sun and partly shaded by pavilions, helps make the time spent on the terrace even more enjoyable and relaxing. A new stainless steel wire mesh fence with apertures for taking pictures has also been installed. Because of the new protective fence, guests now no longer need to clear a security check. Among other things, this opens up the possibility to temporarily leave the platform ― for example, to grab a snack at McDonald’s or use the attractive new play areas for children ― and then return.
The Visitors’ Terrace is open from Monday to Friday between 1000 and 1800, and until 1900. on weekends, on holidays in the German state of Hesse, and during some special events at the airport. Final admission is 30 minutes before closing time. A day pass costs €3 per person, with children younger than four and disabled persons with proof of status, along with an authorized escort, being admitted free. Families and other groups can purchase five day passes for the price of four (€12).
Fraport also provides 45-minute airport tours, which “takes guests right into the thick of the action.” Tours can be booked at the Visitors’ Terrace.
Frankfurt’s popular series of AirXperience Days will resume on September 4 and, like in the past, now once again also include the Visitors’ Terrace.