On our way to China we had a seven-hour layover in Frankfurt. We went on a guided tour to kill some time. There are several tours you can book online in Frankfurt Airport. All the tours are in German only. Nevertheless, Maxi Tour is interesting for any foreigner who does not speak German. After you get your entrance ticket, the airport security staff check your belongings. Then, you get on a bus with a tour guide. During the tour you are allowed to take pictures. The guide will give you the latest information about the planes, flight operations, and the airport structure. You are welcome to ask questions and request to stop at a particular location in order to take better pictures. Time flies by as you are on the tour.
Meeting point for the airport tours
You do not see a plane from this angle very often
We saw plenty of landings and takeoffs during the tour
That’s how the airport looks from a bus window
Not an ordinary plane
Kung Fu Panda
The longest plane
VIP passengers cars
Not only humans travel by planes
Some pilots waved to us when they saw us taking pictures of a plane
On the airport website you can find full information about the tours and choose the one you like. You do not need to be a passenger in order to take a tour. Maxi Tour was the perfect time killer and let us see the busiest airport in Germany from a different prospective.