HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6471 posts, RR: 27 Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2143 times:
Head over to Terminal 2 taking the Skytrain.
Head for the Food Court and enjoy the views of (a small part of) the apron as well as approaches to parallel runways from there.
If weather is okay you can also visit the viewing deck right in front of the food court (€€€ and security check involved).
If you get hungry and the usual fast food is not what you fancy, consider to walk out of T1 into direction of the bus station (a McDonalds is there for directions), where you will find a Chinese food outlet.
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reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1134 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
You would even have enough time to go in town. It's a 10 minutes train ride to the city which will only cost you less than 3 EUR. Just make sure to be back in time to clear security and passport control.
Otherwise, HT already said what you could do if you prefer remain near the airport. If you're into spotting and if weather is good, you may also go to the popular spotting points either west of the airport, next to the Startbahn west, or East, next to the A5. You get great views there, although it can get quite full on weekends if weather is nice. And it's free and will cost you nothing. However there is quite some walk (or a short taxi ride) involved. More infos at fraspotters.de or just google.
If you want to buy something to eat or drink and not spend a fortune, head down to the TEGUT supermarket, which is under Terminal 1, area C, next to Hooters... They also have some hot german fast food stuff.
Lufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 691 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
Quoting reifel (Reply 2): You would even have enough time to go in town. It's a 10 minutes train ride to the city which will only cost you less than 3 EUR. Just make sure to be back in time to clear security and passport control.
I agree. The S8 and 9 stop right at the central station from track 1. The city centre is only 4 stops away. Just make sure you get the right ticket- FRA is technically in a different fare zone, so it will cost 3,40
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I'm doing a similar routing at the beginning of September, ARN-FRA-JNB-PLZ and have a 5h20m connection in FRA. Will the visitors terrace be open then and will the sun be 'behind' between approx 6pm and 9pm ?
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dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1349 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
Sounds like a lot of time but FRA is notorious for bus transfers, slow, and very frequent security checks (often two scans for the price of one), poor signage, and long walks, which help eat up time there.
This is the former American Airlines "Admiral" lounge- unfortunately outside the security area. But, the lounge is offering free snacks, showers and a relax zone- and is promoting a special one-day-entry-pass for only EUR 30,-! But you should prior contact the lounge if space and this special offer is on your day of travel still available.