This visitors point gives a formidable view to the aircraft running down or lining up Runway 18, landing on RWY 07R and 07C or taking off RWY25. All types of aircraft can be seen here, including A380, B747 and MD-11.
Four concrete steps up to 1,60m above the ground level of the platform offering a good basis for photographers. Lenses recommended: from 18mm up to 400mm.
No ladder at this point required. Usage of a 6 step-ladder is possible ca. 50 meters right of the platform.
Position 13 is situated on the embankment near the East tunnel exit (opposite of position 8). Basically it is a good position for RWY 07R approach / RWY 25 departure shots from morning to afternoon.
Car parking on the street is not possible, only near entry of Holiday Parking (limited space) – distance ca. 150 m away of the photo position, where you can make also good take-off photos of RWY25C departure (400mm). Ladder required. Walking through the tunnel is dangerous, because of the bad illumination and the narrow sidewalk.
Please do not use ladders at the ground, at the steps and /or on top of the platform. It is simply not fair to other spotters and spectators.
Disadvantage: crowded on weekends, egoism by other spotters using ladders (even on top of the platform! ), high-steps not easy to climb up, little / no shadow. Heat distorsion. Usable for RWY 18 photos from noon / afternoon until sunset, for 07R approach from sunrise to afternoon. Limited car parking.
Position 8 GPS: 50.021706, 8.523147 / Position 13: 50.023423, 8.532989 / 50.023564, 8.535849