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Friedrichshafen Airport

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Friedrichshafen Airport
Location Friedrichshafen, Germany
Airport type Commercial
Overview map
Tower 120.075
Ground 129.600
The visitors terrace.
Spottingpoint at the kart circuit
The daily guest in Friedrichshafen.
The P3-Flyers Locarno at the AERO 2007.

Official Spotting Locations

Visitors Terrace

There is a visitors terrace situated on the third floor of the terminal which offers views of taxiing aircraft, the apron, and the runway 06/24. Spotting from the terrace a focal equivalent of about 300mm is needed for capturing airplanes such as the DHC-8-300 Dash 8 on the runway.

According to the airport terminal plan, there is a restaurant on the second floor and a snack bar on the terrace.

Other Spotting Locations


A few walking minutes away from the terminal is the tower. The fence at this place has mesh that is semi-large. From here you can take pictures of the aircraft on the runway or on the taxiway.

Kart Circuit

You can find another spotting location if you comming from the airport follow the "Bundesstrasse B 30" toward city. You will see at the right sight a kart circuit and the fence of the airport.

Locations to Avoid


Regular Traffic


The airlines listed were taken directly from on May 26, 2008.

Major carriers

  • Hamburg International (Airbus A319)
  • InterSky (DHC-8-300 Dash 8; ATR 42-300)
  • Germanwings (Airbus A319)
  • Lufthansa
  • Lufthansa Regional, operated by Lufthansa CityLine

Minor carriers

  • airberlin
  • Air Via
  • Iceland Express
  • Sky Airlines
  • SunExpress
  • Tunis Air (Boeing 737-500)


On the other side of the airport is the Zeppelin hangar. Here, the blimp takes off for sightseeing fligts.

Zeppelin fdh.jpg D-lzzf zeppelin fdh.jpg D-lzzf zeppelin fdh 2.jpg

Facilities and Transportation

The Airport has its own Railway Station and is situated approx 100 metres (1 minute walk) from the Terminal Building.

AERO 2010 - International Trade Exhibition for General Aviation

The AERO is an exhibition for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen. The fair takes place every year and the next is from April 8th until April 11th 2010. A spectator can see a lot of interesting aircraft and spectacular air shows.

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