As the gateway to Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg Airport welcomes more than 15 million travellers a year. From cultural city breaks to corporate business trips, it’s a world-class airport servicing both domestic and international flights. Today, the airport covers a sprawling 5.7 square kilometre footprint, featuring both multiple levels and terminals.
Inside, passengers can enjoy a spectrum of facilities, including restaurants, shops, travel agencies, money changers and more. For passengers heading to Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland attraction, Hamburg Airport is recreated on a pint-sized scale.
Hamburg Airport is located just 8.5-kilometres from the city centre, in the borough of Fuhlsbüttel. The S-Bahn-line links the airport directly to the city centre, with the ride taking just 10-minutes. To Hamburg central station, the trip takes approximately 25 minutes. There are also a handful of car rental agencies on-site for those planning to tour Germany on four wheels.
A historic landmark, Hamburg Airport has been operating since 1911. This makes it the second oldest operational airport on the planet. The original site occupied a 45-hectare footprint and was used primarily for airship flights and fixed-wing aircraft. In WWII it was one of Germany’s most important airship hangars and was also used as a staging area during 1948’s Berlin Airlift.