The Hamburg International Airport’s location is strategically located near the heart of Hamburg, Germany, which is the country’s second largest city. Surrounded by nearby areas of Alsterdorf, Fuhlsbüttel, Gross Borstel, Niendorf and Ohlsdorf, the airport serves as the gateway leading to the city’s well-known tourist attractions.
Each year, the airport’s ridership figures reach 13 million with an estimated 170,000 airline flights. The airport has also become the base of operations for approximately 70 airline companies travelling to 120 different domestic and international routes.
Direct access to railroad transportation is still a missing part of the airport’s facilities.
However, a ten-minute ‘Airport Express’ bus ride to the Ohlsdorf Station is available for rail travellers. Other means of going around central Hamburg include shuttle and
taxi vehicles, which also carries passengers wanting to spend time in the Altona district’s lively environment. The beautiful waterfront area along the River Elbe, St.
Pauli’s bustling red-light district and the classy neighbourhood of Eppendorf are easily accessible from the airport.
The Altstadt region, dubbed the Old Town Hamburg, and the Norderstedt and Stade cities are near the airport as well.
Aside from prominent tourist spots such as the Panoptikum (Wax Museum), Hagenbeck Zoo, TV Tower and the Japanese Gardens in the ‘Planten un Blomen’, the city’s port infrastructure is one of Europe’s largest.
Among the other popular sites include three observation areas, where one offers a clear view various aircraft models. Passengers and visitors could also take a look at an excellently well-constructed scale model of the airport’s infrastructure. The blueprint’s original date of creation traces back to 1956 as part of two World Expositions during that time. Since then, updates were recently made to the scale model, having details such
as runways and an estimated 5,000 lighting features.
Tourists will never run out of places to discover near the Hamburg International Airport with plenty of other famous landmarks:
- The Planetarium
- Alster Lake
- The Fischmarkt happening Sunday morning, along the banks of River Elbe
- Nearby German cities (Altes Land, Luneburg Heath)