Hamburg International Airport is the International airport of Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. The airport first opened in 1911 under private funding, effectively making Hamburg International the oldest airport that is still in operation, in the world.
During the First World War, the hangars were used extensively by the Military and ultimately destroyed by fire in 1916. The Airport gained its current name during the British Occupation in 1945. In the beginning of 1990s, a facelift was given to the airport, comprising of a new 500m pier extension, a new Terminal and the Airport plaza between Terminals 1 and 2.
The Airport Plaza connects the two terminals. The Airport plaza is also the place where the Hamburg Public Transit Network reaches to, if you happened to choose taking a train to and from the airport.
After its renovation was completed, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 looked almost alike. Both have the ability to conserve energy and save water as part of the environmental factor.
Services and Facilities
Hamburg International Airport boats a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants both in the public area as well as beyond the customs check. The only problem might be that passengers can find themselves spoilt for choices.
The Hamburg Airport is also host to a variety of shops for travellers to spend either their spare time or spare money. The regular opening time for all shops in Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Level 0 of the Airport Plaza is from 9am to 9pm.
For travellers who’ve just arrived in Hamburg and have no idea where to begin, make your way to the Airport office. The office is staffed with helpful customer service officers waiting to send you on a myriad of different sightseeing tours.
For business travellers, the Airport is also equipped with events and conference rooms. Again, visit the Airport office to talk to any staff about putting a reservation down on a room.
The Hamburg Airport also provides a place of relaxation in the form of a lounge, overseeing the Airport Plaza. The lounge comes together with a bar providing both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, up to date international newspapers and a TV screen for entertainment. You can also connect to the Internet via W-LAN. This lounge is available to all travellers with a boarding pass at a small fee of 30 Euros.
Internet stations are located around the airport for a small fee of 0.10 Euro per minute. You can find the stations at Terminal 2, Pier gates and also at the Airport Plaza. Alternatively, you could also use the free Wi-Fi service available to all travellers within the Airport’s vicinity. The free Wi-Fi lasts up to an hour, and beyond that passengers have the choice to pay for additional usage.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 23 September 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Hamburg International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.