After my flight from Boston to Frankfurt, I boarded a short one hour flight to Nuremberg before arriving into Airport Nürnberg. My first view of Nuremberg was by air and it was beautiful.
After landing at Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg (Flughafen Nürnberg), we were quickly at our gate. On my short flight from Frankfurt to Nuremberg, the gate agent had me check my bag at the gate.
That meant I’d have to collect it from baggage claim inside the airport, but since we were the only plane that had arrived, I had my bag in no time at all.
The airport itself is a small, yet shiny and modern airport. In fact, it is Germany’s 10th biggest airport and handled nearly 3.3 million passengers in 2014.
My flight landed at 7:43 am, which meant I needed to wait about 2 hours for Karla to arrive from Montreal. Seemed like a no brainer to me to park myself at the bakery near the exit doors from baggage claim and order a coffee at Zigolini Bar. It was so good!
Had I been a meat eater, carb lover, or really hungry — I would have been all set here. I admit — those pretzels were hard to resist. Besides the bakery, there are other food options including a McDonald’s and a wine bar.
The airport offers free WiFi service, but only 60 minutes per device. I worked for a bit on my laptop and then switched over to my iPhone. Then like magic at around 9:30 am, the caffeine wore off and I could barely keep my eyes open. At this point I had been awake for over 24 hours and my body was telling me to stop. I kept staring at the arrivals board hoping her flight would land sooner than later.
Once I saw that Karla’s flight had landed, I made my way over to the area where people exit from baggage claim and Customs and waited along with everyone else.
Nuremberg Airport is only 5km from Nuremberg city center and after grabbing our bags, we were soon off to get acquainted with everything Nuremberg had to offer. Next up I’ll explain how we took the U-Bahn U2 service into the city of Nuremberg.