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Airmazing Experiences at Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the canton of Zurich and offers a variety of exciting possibilities for a day at the airport.

Group at a guided tour on the apron

Zurich Airport – the perfect destination for your family outing

Are you planning a family outing at an exciting location for young and old alike? Then you've come to the right place at Zurich Airport.

Zurich Airport is the perfect destination for all age groups and easy to reach via public transport or by car. If arriving in your own vehicle, there are plenty of spaces in our car parks. Start your day on Observation Deck B and take part in a bus tourHire bicycles or inline skates to discover the various barbecue points around the airport. To round off the day, there are many places to enjoy an evening meal, for example the Restaurant "Air"With its aviation atmosphere, it is the ideal place to watch all the activity on the tarmac.

Airport Scopes – A World First

The multimedia "Airport Scopes" binoculars were designed especially for Observation Deck B and are the only binoculars of their kind in the world.

The Airport Scopes recognise specific points and provide information about them, for example the tower or the Airside Center. They also recognise aircraft that are taxiing and taking off. While looking through the binoculars, information is displayed about the aircraft in focus, such as the aircraft type and other technical details. The Airport Scopes were developed by Zurich Airport to offer visitors additional aviation information and highlights.

Spotter picture of Bruno Spiess

Highlights for Spotters

Spotter beginner or professional - Zurich Airport offers the right perspective for every flight.

Various spotter sites around Zurich Airport allow unique photo opportunities for each runway usage plan. A number of snack stands offer ideal refreshments, such as the "Heligrill" at "Plane Spotters' Hill" on the west side of the airport. Our Google map for spotters provides an excellent overview: type "spotter" (lower case) into our Zurich Airport app to learn about flights and aircraft registrations that are not visible in the normal flight schedule.


Our webcams broadcast live from all angles. Did you know that you could control our webcams yourself? Look around and take photos of interesting objects at Zurich Airport, directly via the webcam.

Spottertour photo of a parked airplane

Photo Tours with Airside Foto

Would you like to take photographs from exclusive locations such as runways, taxiways or on the tarmac at Zurich Airport? This is an opportunity that aviation enthusiasts have spent many years dreaming about. Now the AIRSIDE FOTO ZÜRICH association makes it a reality!

Flight Simulations at Sim Academy

Sim Academy offers almost everything that aviation fans could wish for. A unique flying experience for anyone aged 12 years or over. Experience many aspects of flying, with training and guidance provided by our professional instructors.