Hamburg Airport (known as Flughafen Hamburg in German) is the international airport of Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany. Located just 5 miles north of the city’s center, Hamburg Airport (HAM) serves as a base for Germanwings, Condor, TUIfly, and easyJet. HAM has two terminals, each similarly designed in with high, curved ceilings reminiscent of aircraft wings.
The terminals, as well as the Airport Plaza that connects them, were designed by Gerkan, Marg, und Partner.
Hamburg Airport is fifth-busiest commercial airport in Germany, handling almost 15 million passengers in 2014.
Did You Know? Interesting Facts About Hamburg Airport:
- Terminal One at Hamburg Airport features a number of eco-friendly systems, including rainwater collection for use in the bathrooms, and a ThermoLabyrinth which uses ground temperature to regular the temperature within the building.
- HAM was opened in 1911. This makes it the oldest airport in the world that is still in operation.
- The original site was developed entirely for use with rigid-hull airships. It wasn’t until 1913 that the site was expanded to accommodate fixed-wing aircraft.
- The Hamburg Airport was given its current name during the British Occupation of WWII. HAM was also used extensively during the Berlin Airlift.
- The airport’s current shareholders are the City of Hamburg and AviAlliance, an airport management company based out of Essen, Germany.
- HAM was the primary Lufthansa hub until the airline moved to Frankfurt Airport due to expansion limitations. However, Lufthansa Technik still maintains a large presence at Hamburg Airport.
- The Hamburg S-Bahn (suburban railway) train links the airport to the city center every ten minutes. The trip takes about 25 minutes from HAM to Hamburg Central Station.
- Hamburg Airport handled 153,879 aircraft movements in 2014.
Hamburg Airport – North Apron
This view of the apron gives a great view of several gates. You can see passengers boarding, as well as planes taking off in the distant background.
Hamburg Airport – South Apron
This camera offers a view that includes several gates, and the airport tower in the distant background. You can see plenty of aircraft movements and baggage trolleys from this vantage.
Hamburg Airport – Terminal 1
An expansive view of the ticket counters and concourse of Terminal 1. Despite the name, Terminal 1 is actually the newer of HAM’s two terminals.
Hamburg Airport – Terminal 2
This camera offers an overhead view of the older Hamburg Airport terminal.
Hamburg – St. Michaelis Webcam
Choose your view of Hamburg from every direction with these webcams atop the St. Michaelis Church.
Hamburg Town Hall Market
This view of the historic city center includes The City Hall on the left, and is located in the Altstadt quarter of the city.
Live from Nikolaifleet
This webcam is placed at the height of the wooden bridge, Nicolai Fleet at the Showboat.
View Nikolaifleet webcam.