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Visitors Terrace

Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Good value

Visited for a few hours of plane spotting. Lots of interesting traffic to watch. Excellent value... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
via mobile
what a great place to see the planes

Visited on Saturday 14th October while waiting for our flight. We spent sometime here watching the... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Caloundra, Australia
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“take offs”(2 reviews)
The Visitors’ Terrace in Terminal 2 at Frankfurt Airport is an enjoyable place to spend some time. It features attractive seating, partly beneath pavilions to protect you from the sun or rain. From here you can enjoy a fascinating view of the...more
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| Terminal 2, Frankfurt Airport, 60549 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 69070291
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 September 2015

While travelling from India to USA, we had to change flight at Frankfurt with lay over time of 5 hours at our disposal. We decided to go around the airport. Renovation work was going on at the airport visitors terrace on terminal 2, and some...More

2  Thank Rajnish P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Entrance fee 3 EUR on the balkony. From McDonald's windows, free of charge. Better with your capuchino or cafe latte.

2  Thank Сто Р
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

After arriving from a long intercontinental flight a shower is always helpful. Here are the landside options 1. FRAnky showers, there is a toilet attached to the cubicle but, it is located after a whole row of public toilets so it's not exactly the most...More

Thank Mr-and-Mrs-Michelin
Reviewed 7 September 2018

My son and I travel to Frankfurt on a regular basis for plane spotting activities. In the last 12 months the terrace has been upgraded with more shade, a few deckchairs and more fixed seating etc. Previously it was a fixed fee but everyone had...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Visited for a few hours of plane spotting. Lots of interesting traffic to watch. Excellent value for money at just at €3 per person. A staff member gives live commentary in German only. Large fence obstructs views somewhat. Small number of deckchairs and shade provided....More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visited on Saturday 14th October while waiting for our flight. We spent sometime here watching the planes arrive and depart, a great place to see them and spend the time between check in and your flight departing instead of just sitting around bored inside the...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Even remembering the good old times when there was a terrace on terminal 1, too, this one is a good place for taking fotos, too. There are some sun umbrellas installed recently. Check out opening times before going as it is closed in winter. An...More

1  Thank Bagtag1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Visitors' Centre at FRA costs 3 euros to enter but it is a great place to spend a couple of hours, taking in a bird's eye view of the sweeping airport. You can see the planes right in front of you and multiple take...More

Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Once you pay 3 Euro for adult ticket, you can visit the terrace which is very, very huge. You have a chance to see lots of airplanes at the terminal, airport and landing or departing airplanes on runways. The only negative is that instead of...More

Thank Spotter S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you are a plane spotter you have to visit this place. a perfect view to the runways and terminal . Inside you have McDonlds and other places to eat. I love planes so I love that place.

Thank ThomasL2816
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I had a couple of hours on this vistors terrace, it was 3 euros to enter and the terrace has recently beeh refurbised, good seating areas and plenty of them, good sunshaded areas and excellant views of the aeroplanes landing taking off and parking on...More

Thank jimflan
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Frankfurt airport is huge but the terrace was easy to find on top of terminal 2 next to several food and drink places. Its only 3 euros to get on or you can sit for free inside and look through the full length windows. You...More

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Yes they do but items are only accepted with a reasonable amount of security. However given the current worldwide heightened security these may be withdrawn. Your onward airline may accept your luggage but it would not be... More