Guide to Dusseldorf Airport

Contributors: dan330
Updated Wednesday 11th February, 2009

ICAO Code: EDDL
IATA Code: DUS

Latitude: N51° 16' 46"
Longitude E6° 46' 3"

Sunrise Today: 08:20
Sunset Today: 17:09

Dusseldorf is a nice airport which although not on the same scale as the likes of Frankfurt does offer some interesting visitors. The airport though can get rather slow at times and there are now very few heavies. Lufthansa and the German charters / low costs dominate the movements with the usual large mix of Turkish carriers found at all German airports. There are also two Privatair A319's based at the airport operating daily business class flights to Newark and Chicago for Lufthansa.

The airport offers two official viewing areas at either side of the main runways but no spots of major significance besides that. Both official areas are on the same (airport) side of the runways and so both are better suitable for morning photography meaning afternoons can be very difficult.

Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies

ATIS: 123.775
Delivery: 121.775
Director: 119.4
Ground: 121.9
Radar: 128.55 & 120.05
Tower: 118.3

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Dusseldorf Airport Weather

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Observed at 01:00 - (7 days 15 hrs ago)


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A sample of the upcoming movements for Dusseldorf.

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Photo Spot Spot A - Official Viewing Area - Top of Terminal

The area on top of the terminal overlooks the 05 end of both runways. All aircraft will taxi past very close when either departing or arriving so taxi shots are easily obtained. As the general runway usage on 05 is 05L for landings and 05R for departures then action shots can be difficult. Landings on 05L are long way off and you would need at least a 400mm lens on a DSLR in order to be able to reach anything even the size of a 757 on landing.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N51° 16' 48" (N51° 16.801')
Longitude: E6° 45' 46" (E6° 45.771')

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Photo 37291
Focal Length: 140mm
Photo 37277
Focal Length: 73mm
Photo 37276
Focal Length: 108mm
Photo 37275
Focal Length: 130mm

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Photo Spot Spot B - Official Viewing Area - Top of Train Station

Another viewing area is offered on top of the train station and this is situated at the 23 end of the runways. Aircraft taxi past very close and everything can be taken linning up on 23L. 23R which is normally used for landings is a little further way but it is closer than the 05L end from the other viewing area so a 300mm lens may be enough for 757 or above, 400mm was certainly enough for a 737.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N51° 17' 30" (N51° 17.506')
Longitude: E6° 47' 7" (E6° 47.114')

Photos

Photo 42659
Focal Length: 53mm
Photo 38301
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Photo Spot Spot C - Wooded Area Opposite Side

There is a wooded area opposite the main airport complex. You can get some good views, but photography is difficult due to the fence in the way.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N51° 17' 35" (N51° 17.583')
Longitude: E6° 45' 42" (E6° 45.699')

Photos

Photo 42652
Focal Length: 250mm
Photo 42651
Focal Length: 130mm
Photo 42650
Focal Length: 160mm

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Photo Spot Spot D - 5L Approach Spot

With thanks to Erik van Dokkum for the information about this spot.
If you drive and you come from Kreuz Meerbusch, the junction of A57 & A44, then take the exit Dusseldorf Stockum.

Then at the traffic lights turn left. That's the Niederrheinstrasse. If you follow this road, you will eventually see an store of Aldi-Sud at your left hand side (Open daily from 08.00-20.00). Here you can park your car.

The store lies directly under the approach path of 05L. So a nice spot according to me.

If you come from the opposite direction, that means from the airport, take the same exit, Dusseldorf Stockum, but then turn right at the 2nd junction, otherwise you will drive the wrong way.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N51° 16' 46" (N51° 16.768')
Longitude: E6° 44' 23" (E6° 44.387')

Photo Spot Spot E - Flughafenstrasse

With thanks to Erik van Dokkum for the information about this spot.
Close to the spot mentioned above except when you drive on the Niederrheinstrasse, turn right at the 1st junction. This junction lies directly after you've passed Air Hotel Wartburg.

This is the Flughafenstrasse. This is a dead-end street. Park your car at the end of the street, near the S-bahn stop. You will see a bridge which is used only by cyclists and pedestrians. Walk upon the bridge until you see a road beneath you. From here you can see traffic arriving when 05L & 05R are in use or see traffic departing when 23L & 23R are in use.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N51° 16' 26" (N51° 16.436')
Longitude: E6° 44' 58" (E6° 44.96')

Comments Comments About This Airport / Guide

Posted by: molinari nabil France
Sunday 12th June, 2016 at 20:18 GMT
Hi, is it possible to walk from spot A to spot E? thank you in advance
Posted by: Morten Larsen Norway
Saturday 25th July, 2015 at 21:04 GMT
I've has a comment to Spot B. Ahrensplatz 9a Is a better way to drive into. Then you has the car park there. There are no commericial car park places on your sat.ref. And also at 25thJuly 2015. The Spotting terrasse was closed and has been for a while.

I've ende up on the north side of RW 5R
Posted by: Luke Abley United Kingdom
Saturday 3rd September, 2011 at 10:25 GMT
Which Spot is the best at Dusseldorf
Posted by: Thomas Germany
Sunday 29th November, 2009 at 13:14 GMT
Building on Spot E: If you leave your car at the dead end of Flughafenstrasse at the south-west corner of the airport, instead of climbing the bridge of the street B8, take a walk parallel to B8, going north. The is a path going through bushes and small trees directly parallel to the street B8 (on your left) and the airport fence (on your right). After 400 metres and 900 metres, respectively, your are right under the flight path with a free view of the runways. The viewing spots are slightly elevated above the surface on a small dam, allowing nice head-on views. Particularly pretty at night with easterly winds when the aircraft come in above you.
Posted by: D-AKNH Germany
Wednesday 3rd June, 2009 at 11:34 GMT

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