Nuernberg International Airport

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Nürnberg International Airport
Location Nuremberg, Germany
Airport type Commercial
Overview map Google Maps
Tower 118.300
Ground 118.100
Clearance 115.400
Approach 119.475
ATIS 123.075

Official Spotting Locations

Visitors Terrace

The official Visitors Terrace is located in the Terminal Building between Departures 1 and Departures 2 on the upper floor. There is free entry and you have a good look over the apron. The Terrace is facing north, so no backlight problems, but unfortunately you'll have to spot through glass.

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Other Spotting Locations

Runway 10 Final Approaches

If Runway 10 is in use, there is a very good possibility to spot the incoming aircraft at the Irrhainstraße at Almoshof. You can reach the place from the interstate B4 or from the village of Almoshof - just follow the fence of the airport. You can park your car in a field trek. If you choose to go there by bus (Line 30 and 29), you'll have to get of the bus at "Am Wegfeld". There is a very small hill, very you can get perfect shots. (This place can also be used when runway 28 is in use; but the aircraft are pretty high in most cases.)

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Runway 28 Final Approaches

You can reach this place from Ziegelstein (there is a subway station of line U2) by using the road Ratsbergstraße. There is a hill with some seating possibilities, but unfortunately you'll face sun nearly the entire day. If you want to spot into northern direction some metres more south, you won't see the arriving aircraft for long. You can enhance this situation by walking next to the airport fence into western direction, but you'll have to spot through the fence. Altogether this place is not comparable to Runway 10 Final.

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Taxiway to runway 10

You can reach this place by following the Irrhainstraße from the Runway 10 Final spot into eastern direction next to the airport fence. Here you can shot pictures of aircraft, that taxi to runway 10 and of aircraft touching down on runway 10.

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Taxiway to runway 28

You can reach this place within 15 minutes from the airport building by foot (only by foot!). Just take the small way next to the Cargo Center (on the right of the Cargo Center) until you you cross a bridge next to a small lake. There you'll have to go to the forest in northern direction, until you reach the airport fence. There you can very good pictures of aircraft which taxi very close to you to runway 28. This place is not recommended in bad weather conditions.

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Locations to Avoid


Regular Traffic

Airline Aircraft
Air Berlin ATR-72 (turboprop), A320, A321, Dash 8 Q400 (turboprop)
Air France (operated by Airlinair) E170
Brussels Airlines (operated by BMI Regional) E145
Corendon Airlines 737-800
Eurowings A320
Eurowings (operated by Germanwings) A319
KLM (operated by KLM Cityhopper) E170, E190, Fokker 70 (twin-engine)
Lufthansa A319, A321, 737-300
Lufthansa Regional (operated by Lufthansa CityLine) CRJ-900
Pegasus Airlines A320
Ryanair 737-800
SunExpress 737-800
SunExpress Deutschland 737-800
Swiss International Air Lines (operated by Austrian Airlines) Dash 8 Q400 (turboprop)
TUIfly 737-800
Turkish Airlines A320, A321
Vueling A320
Wizz Air A320

Facilities and Transportation

Fire and rescue service

The fire department at Nuremberg Airport is equipped with specialized fire apparatus and a modern vehicle fleet, including several airfield fire trucks, tank tenders, swap body vehicles and ambulance vehicles. The fire alarm system on the site includes 1600 automatic fire alarms and 600 personal attack buttons.

Due to the organizational structure and daily training and simulation, vehicles are on their way to the scene of the accident or the fire ground 30 seconds at the latest after an alarm is triggered and can reach any part of the airport in less than 3 minutes. The fire department is staffed 24 hours a day.

Air rescue

Nuremberg Airport is also a center for Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht e.V (DRF) and HDM Flugservice air rescue services which operate a rescue helicopter and an intensive care helicopter, respectively. Additionally, several ADAC air ambulances and Flight Ambulance International (FAI) [10] are based in Nuremberg.