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Observation Deck At Cgn?  
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Can anyone tell me if there's an observation deck at Cologne/Bonn Airport? If not, are there any good places at the airport to watch the traffic? If not again, is there anything else to do during a five hour lay-over?


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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

>>>is there anything else to do during a five hour lay-over?

Yeah, go to DUS - that´s a real airport Big grin  Big grin

There is a visitors´ deck:


Daniel Smile

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

there´s an observation deck in terminal one as daniel pointed out. actually there are two, on each side of the terminal. however, if you want to take photos you either have to rearrange the benches since only standing on these you can overlook the glass panes.

there are two other nice places but you must be willing to go by foot for quite a while (around most of the airport), i assume you arrive at CGN by plane so you won´t have a car.

when you´re on approach to runway 14L there is a horse racing track to your right, and that´s a very beautiful spot for watching the aircraft passing by very low. i´ve sat there often this summer and it´s a treat, especially at night.
but it might not be fun in winter, of course.

the 2nd one is on the eastern end of the airport, close to the landing threshold of the east/west runway (don´t know the designation). but there isn´t that much traffic.
at night, from there you´ve got a wonderful sight on to the entire airport and its nicely illuminated cargo facilities.


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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Yeah, go to DUS - that´s a real airport
What have they done to you?!?  Big thumbs up
But true DUS is a bigger airport than CGN dominated by LT, DE, HLF and LH/EW.


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Hi everybody,

And again, thanks a lot for your information. Sure, there's more traffic at DUS, but fares to and from DUS are much higher...


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