Development of the Airport


Nuremberg International Airport was opened between the fields of the “Knoblauchsland” market gardening area in Nuremberg in April 1955 and has become one of the most important infrastructure providers in North Bavaria and a major aviation hub at the heart of a growing Europe.

Take an exciting and interesting journey through the history of Nuremberg Airport.


1955 - 1960

In April 1955, Nuremberg Airport was inaugurated as the first newly constructed airport in Germany after World War II.

A fresh start amidst vegetable fields

1960 - 1990

Between 1960 and 1990, Nuremberg Airport made great progress and expanded steadily.

Causing amazement: the first Jumbo Jet

1990 - 2005

During the 90's and in the new millennium, the international airport of Nuremberg continues its course for growth.

New terminal and metro station

2005 - today

Further development and new projects. From ABC to TCT - read more about the events since 2005.

The journey continues