Experience Mönchengladbach Airport

Hardly anyone is immune to the fascination exerted by flying. Even for people who know nothing about flying it’s an experience to be there when sophisticated technology and tonnes of steel defy gravity and an aircraft takes to the air. So a visit to ‘MGL’ is always a great experience – whether as a weekend family outing or for booked airport tours or sightseeing flights. A special highlight: September 2019 marks the debut of passenger flights from Mönchengladbach Airport in a ‘Zeppelin NT’ airship. Flying at an altitude of just 300 metres the largest passenger airship in the world travels at a speed of roughly 60 kilometres an hour. So you get a stunning view of the landscapes of the Lower Rhine and the region’s must-see sites.

Historic aircraft and motor vehicles have traditionally drawn in the crowds at the Oldtimer Fly & Drive-Ins which are held in the Hugo Junkers Hangar. From May to September – on the last Sunday of each month – Mönchengladbach Airport is ‘taken over’ by historic planes and motor vehicles. Hundreds of vehicles come together for the “reunion” on the apron of the airfield.

 

 

Airport tours

Would you like to take a look behind the scenes at the airport? Fancy a close-up view of activities on the apron? In other words seeing the airport as you’ve never seen it before? If so, just book a sightseeing tour of Mönchengladbach Airport (from 1st of March to 31st of October).

The airport offers bespoke airport tours for nursery schools and classes of schoolchildren as well as clubs or other interested groups if dates and times are agreed in advance.  Information and registration are available here!

 

Spotters

There were a total of 42,509 flight movements at Mönchengladbach Airport in 2018 – i.e. an average of 115 take-offs and landings per day. So the airport is a mecca for plane spotters, and it’s well worth a visit. A special highlight that’s provided for visitors to ‘MGL’ is being given access to the airfield (subject to this being arranged in advance). You simply can’t get any closer to the aircraft.

Please note: access to the RAS (Rheinland Air Service) apron is prohibited, as is taking photos of the RAS maintenance hangars and adjoining areas!
The Junkers 52 can only be viewed on specially advertised event days!

 

 

Airport bistro

The cosy bistro in the terminal building is open every day from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. In summer the spacious sun terrace provides a great view of the airport taxiway. You can watch the landing and take-off procedures of the aircraft from here. Further information is available here!

 

Flughafengesellschaft Mönchengladbach GmbH
Flughafenstraße 95
D-41066 Mönchengladbach
www.mgl.de

 

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