Nearly 30 innovative exhibits to touch and interact with: Frankfurt Airport comes alive!
A new attraction opens at Frankfurt Airport on August 2: The multimedia Fraport Visitor Center in Terminal 1, Hall C welcomes guests just in time for the holiday season. The interactive world of experience allows visitors of all ages to experience the fascinating world of aviation.
On 1,200 square meters of exhibition space, almost 30 innovative exhibits present exciting insights behind the scenes of the airport and flying. Visitors will not only experience ongoing airport operations. There are also a variety of ways to look back at history, gain insights into the technology surrounding flight operations and look ahead to the future of air traffic.
Numerous exhibits invite visitors to interact. For example, guests can demonstrate their skills in guiding an A320neo to its parking position. Another highlight to try out is a virtual roller coaster ride through the baggage handling system. "Our multimedia visitor center makes it possible for our visitors to experience and understand the diverse and highly complex world of the airport up close," said Dr. Stefan Schulte, CEO of Fraport AG. "The new highlight of our visitor facilities is also an important building block for intensifying the long-standing dialogue with people in the region and beyond."
The most technologically elaborate exhibit in the exhibition is "The Globe". The interactive LCD wall consists of 28 screens. Connected together, it creates a screen with an area of about 25 square meters. Large enough to show all flights around the globe in real time. The system is unique. Nowhere else in the world can thousands of flight movements be displayed in such detail. The flight data for "The Globe" comes from the US company FlightAware. Fraport cooperates with FlightAware in processing the data. This also benefits flight operations at Germany's largest air traffic hub. With the help of the data provided, flight operations processes at the airport can be planned even better in advance.
After two years of construction and construction costs of around €5.7 million, Fraport has already completed the exhibition space in autumn 2020. "Due to the pandemic, we had to postpone the opening several times. I am therefore all the more pleased to be able to present our guests with a new destination. Fascination Airport is writ large here," says Anke Giesen, Fraport AG Executive Board member responsible for Retail and Real Estate.
Tickets and opening hours
Tickets must be purchased in the ticket shop at www.fra-tours.com to be pre-booked. Admission is not otherwise available and tickets are not currently available on site.
Open is the Fraport Visitor Center daily from 11 am to 7 pm.The entrance fee for adults is 12 euros. Concessionary persons pay 10 euros on presentation of the relevant ID. Children under four years are free of charge. During the Hessian summer holidays, guests of the Visitor Centre can park for one hour free of charge in the public car parks at the airport: simply draw a parking card and have it validated at the reception of the Visitor Centre.
By the way, the Visitor Centre can also be booked as an exclusive event location: Equipped with modern presentation technology and with a unique airport panorama, it is ideal for product presentations, press events or sundowner events.
Further information about the multimedia exhibition is available here.