Bremen Airport Spotting Guide

The Airport of Bremen (BRE/EDDW) is ca. 3 kilometers away from the City Centre and has international Traffic to a lot of european destinations. Bremen is the capital City of the same namend Country Bremen. The Country Bremen consists of two cities: Bremen itself and Bremerhaven. The early beginning of the little Airport are datet back in 1909. The first international flight arrived Bremen was flown by KLM.

Actual there are 14 Airlines serving 48 Nonstop Services to 23 European Countries, North-Africa, and Asia. In 2015 2,66 Million Passengers choosen the Airport for their Trips.

Actual Airlines are: Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, BMI Regional, Germania, Germanwings, Onur Air, Ryanair SAS, Small Planet, SunExpress, Turkish Airlines and Tailwind Airlines.

The company Atlas Air Service has a maintance for some aircraft. They have often some little interesing Visitors like Saab 340, or small VIP Jets of Embraer and Cessna.

Frequently (check the daily shedule of Airport Bremen) there is the Airbus transporter “Beluga” Airbus A300-600ST at the Airport.

Since the close of the Regional Airport Bremerhaven the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research (AWI) operate their two Basler BT-67 C-GAWI and C-GHGF (two former DC-3) are from Bremen. They have no true and public shedule!!! Most of the Time the aircraft are on a mission to one of our Poles. Sometimes both are in Bremen or only one. In Bremen the aircraft will be prepared for the next missions with instruments and different resarch equipment. Every configuration must be testet in the air. So they have sometimes a lot of testflights in the local area. The average of one flight is not constant but normally they are 1-3 hours in the air. If they start the engines in front of their hangar it needs up to 30mins before they will begin Taxi!

Directly at the airport is the Lufthansa Flight School located. You have a chance to catch one of the four Training Cessnas 525 of Lufthansa.

Sometimes the Bundeswehr (Military of Germany) and the NATO practise some Trainingflights with their Aircraft.

Photos and written by Marvin Schenk and Andreas Fietz (locals spotters).

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Airport Informations Runways 09/27 23
2.040m (6693,91 ft) 700m

(2296.58 ft)

 All Traffic  No Traffic
Terminals Terminal 1,2,3 Terminal E
Is one Building. All Airlines except Ryanair Only Ryanair
Spotting Informations Ladder Not necessery at some spots. If you need one: 3 Steps are Minimum.
Car There is a train station for spots 1 and 2, also a bus to points 3. You can reach the others with public transportation too but you have to walk. It´s good to have a car.
Restrooms Only in the Terminal Building.
Drinks/Food Only in the Terminal Building and in front at Mc Donald´s.
Hotels Around the Airport or in the City.
Season All Year. But Summer is a good Ttme. Maybe there is less rain.
Runway Usage  09/27 All Traffic.
23 Very, very rare. But not bigger than a Cessna or Piper type.

Spot #1 – Visitor Terrace (Observation deck)
WHERE Inside the terminal above the security control level for departures is the Observation deck locatet. Start at the Ground Floor and go up to the departure Level. There are two stairs you can take up to the next Level. You can follow the signs. Take the Tram Line 6 from Bremen Main Station to Airport.
WHAT You have an great overview about the hole apron. The bigger aircrafts are parked directly in fornt of you. The smaller have Apron Positions. Between the Apron and the Terminal Gates there is the Main Taxiway connecting all Gates and Parkpositions.
TIME Summer: In the morning until 10:00/11:00 and late evening hours. Rest of the day is backlight.
MISC. Toilets, Restaurants are in the Terminal.

Opening Times: 6.00-23.00

The Observations deck was rebulit in the last two years. Now you are behind glasses. Sometimes the glas is not very clean!!!

Due to security reasons the Terrace is open at a Temperature +5° (Celsius) and higher. Sometimes they close the Terrace without a really reason…

FOCAL LENGTH Consist of Aircraft size, distance between you and the aircraft and the position of your camera. 30-200mm are ok. If you reach a small aircraft far away you need more mm.
Spot #2 – Approach 27
WHERE Car: Park on the Parkinglot of “McFit, Siemens and Bahlsen” direct under the Approach Corridor. Crossing the street into “Asterdamm”, and walk along the left side. After 200-300m there is a Sand walk on the left. Go in and head at the junction left. You see two little hills.

Public: Take Tram 4 to “Arsten” and drop off at “Sielhof”. Walk on your side the road in direction to the Approach Corridor and cross the big street. After crossing you see a little Sand Walk. Go In and follow. After some Minutes you see two little Hills.

WHAT  All Arrivals for RWY 27
TIME Hole Day. Except early and late hours in Summer.
MISC.  No Toilets or Food available.
FOCAL LENGTH  50-200mm is enough.
Spot #3 – Approach 27
WHERE Car: Your goal is the Street “Krimpelweg”. Drive along the road until the asphalt changes to sand. You see on the right side behind some trees little parkinglots. Parking there is for free. Walk than further to an Airport Gate.

Public: Take Tram Line 4 to “Arsten” and drop off at Sielhof. Walk along your side in direction to the airport. You will pass the approch corridor. At Junction “Krimpelweg” you cross the road and follow instructions above. You need 20min.

WHAT  All Arrival 27
TIME  Hole Day. Except early and late hours in Summer.
MISC. There is nothing.

Ladder neccesarry! (3-4 step min.)

FOCAL LENGTH  70-200mm or up to 400mm

 

  Spot #4 – Picknickplatz (Allround Position)
WHERE Car: From North: Drive into “Norderländer Straße” and follow the road. You will pass a City sign. From there it is the “Kladdinger Straße”. You will drive along the airport fence and through the Approach Corridor. Before you pass a little bride there is a little damm witha an Asphalt Walk.There you have to drive in.

NOTE: Please pass the bridge. After passing is on your ride side a house. Do  a U-turn there and drive back the road. Than you can turn right directly after the bridge. There is a little Parking Lot. From there walk on the damm to the position.

From South: Drive into “Kladdinger Straße”. Follow instruction above.

Public: Take Tram 1 or 8 to “Huchting”. Get off at “Norderländer Straße” and walk the street along on the right side. The path will change into a Asphalt path. Follow it all the way to the position. You need ca. 30-35min from Tram Station to the Position.

WHAT All Traffic Departing/Arriving on 27 or 09. Except early Runway leavings (Smaller Aircraft like Fokker or Cessna. Or Pilots who want to test their Brakes :)).
TIME All Day. But during summer season you may have heat haze.
MISC. There is nothing nearby. No Ladder needed.
FOCAL LENGTH 70-200mm or up to 400mm.
Spot #5 – Lineup 09
WHERE Car: From North: Drive into “Norderländer Straße” and follow the road. You will pass a City sign. From there it is the “Kladdinger Straße”. You will drive along the airport fence and through the Approach Corridor. Before you pass a little bride there is a little damm witha an Asphalt Walk.There you have to drive in.

NOTE: Please pass the bridge. After passing is on your ride side a house. Do  a turn there and drive back the road. Than you can turn right directly after the bridge. There is a little Parking Lot. Walk along the fence to your favorite position.

From South: Drive into “Kladdinger Straße”. Follow instruction above.

Public: Take Tram 1 or 8 to “Huchting”. Get off at “Norderländer Straße” and walk the street along on the right side. The path will change into a Asphalt path. Follow it all the way to the position. You need ca. 30-35min from Tram Station to the Position.

WHAT All Traffic Departing/Arriving on 27 or 09. Except early Runway leavings (Smaller Aircraft like Fokker or Cessna. Or Pilots who want to test their Brakes :)).
TIME All Day.
MISC. There is nothing.

Ladder neccesarry! (3-4 step min.)

FOCAL LENGTH 70-200mm or up to 400mm.
Spot #6 – Approach 09
WHERE Car: From North: Drive into “Norderländer Straße” and follow the road. You will pass a City sign. From there it is the “Kladdinger Straße”. You will drive along the airport fence and through the Approach Corridor. Before you pass a little bride there is a little damm witha an Asphalt Walk.There you have to drive in.

NOTE: Please pass the bridge. After passing is on your ride side a house. Do a U-turn there and drive back the road. Than you can turn right directly after the bridge. There is a little Parking Lot.

From South: Drive into “Kladdinger Straße”. Follow instruction above.

Public: Take Tram 1 or 8 to “Huchting”. Get off at “Norderländer Straße” and walk the street along on the right side. The path will change into a Asphalt path. Follow it all the way to the position. You need ca. 30-35min from Tram Station to the Position.

WHAT  All Approaching Aircrafts of 09.

You can spot here some aircrafts taking off from 27 from this Position too. The most are very high at this point.

TIME  All Day. Except the early morning and late evening in Summer.
MISC. There is nothing. No Ladder needed.
FOCAL LENGTH 70-200 mm or up to 400mm.
Spot #7 – Taxiway Alpha and Approach 09
WHERE Follow Instructions like to Spot 4. After the City Sign “Bremen” on your left side you see a little Emergency road to the Airport. Drive in on your own risk because normally it’s not allowed but until now nobody sent us away. You can park at the side! Walk the rest along the fence.
WHAT All Traffic taxing Taxiway Alpha to 09 or from 27 and early morning or late evening arrivals during summer.
TIME Early morning and evening during summer for arrivals and in the late afternoon for Taxiway
MISC. There is nothing nearby. Ladder needed (3 steps min.).
FOCAL LENGTH 50-200mm for approach and 200-400mm for Taxiway.

 

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