LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1757 times:
Can anyone give an opinion on MUC for a short photography trip? For some reason it appeals more than FRA as an airport and city, also a bit easier to get to for me but wondered if anyone can advise whether it would be worth a trip?
I'd be looking at June/July probably a weekend as the hotels seem cheaper then, and would almost definately hire a car.
Any info on hotels, spots and general advise on whether to go to MUC or whether I should head to FRA would be much appreciated.
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
I have been to Germany five times this year photographing - including Munich and Frankfurt. Both have great photo opportunities but you're kidding yourself if you think MUC can match FRA's traffic! MUC is great early morning but becomes slow and repetitious by the afternoon, whereas FRA chucks surprises at you all day. Also, some of MUC's exotic visitors, such as the China Eastern A340-600, are a) infrequent, i.e. only once/twice a week, and b) just as easily seen and photographed at FRA. In addition, at the height of summer (the time you're looking at) the sun will give you more photography hours at FRA - from first light until sunset, to be exact!
LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
I've read of a few issues with FRA like I think the rwy 18 spot saying if its a weekend getting a parking space is hard and if you don't have a ladder you may lose out? If I go at a weekend in the summer with no ladder it won't impact on my chances of the shots I want will it?
JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
The runway 18 platform can get very crowded at weekends but it is the best place after about 14:00. A small step-ladder is useful (I always travel with mine) but not essential - many of the locals just stand on bins or part of the fence.
Best place for the morning is Zeppelinheim, by the way, which offers good approach shots of stuff arriving on 25L (and 25R if your lens is long enough!). If they're using the 07s, the 18 viewing platform is good all day.
If you need directions (you will need a car whichever airport you choose) give me a shout.