Udo
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Observation Deck At Cgn?

Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:15 pm

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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Udo
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RE: Observation Deck At Cgn?

Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:25 pm

>>>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:

http://www.airport-cgn.de/aktuell/erlebniswelt/

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Observation Deck At Cgn?

Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:07 pm

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.

cheers
daniel
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RE: Observation Deck At Cgn?

Tue Nov 19, 2002 12:18 am

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.

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Udo
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RE: Observation Deck At Cgn?

Tue Nov 19, 2002 5:29 pm

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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Udo
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