At 600 meters (1,968 feet) above sea-level, the Siegerland Airport (SGE) has a head-start on heights. It is the second-highest airport in all of Germany. This serves it well as it is a destination for parachuters and hot air balloons.
You’ll find the Siegerland Airport in the 3-country corner North Rhine-Westphalia / Rhineland-Palatinate / Hesse. More precisely, it is located in the town of Burbach, which is 30 km (19 mi) south of Siegen.
Siegerland Airport is a convenient distance from other major German cities like Frankfurt am Main (112 km or 70 mi to the south), Kassel (183 km or 114 mi to the north-east), and Cologne (113 km or 71 mi to the west).
Hours Of Operation
Siegerland Airport operates on a seasonal schedule. During the summer the hours are 6:00 am through 20:00 from Monday to Friday. Weekend hours open at the same time but close an hour earlier, at 19:00. For the winter, you can catch a flight from 7:00 until 21:00, Monday to Friday, with shorter weekend hours.
Siegerland Airport Airlines
SGE runs chartered flights primarily but in the winter, you may end up on an airline like Turkish Airlines or SunExpress. There are also various business airlines such as Air Alliance, Avanti Air, Ewings, and HTM Jets.
Siegerland Airport Timetables
Unfortunately, there is no real-time flight information available. Check the Siegerland Airport Web site (German) for more information and booking options.
Getting To And From Siegerland Airport
There are a few hurdles when reaching Siegerland Airport, but Germany’s exceptional public transport system removes most barriers.
Siegerland Airport is close to two stations on the national train line. You can alight at Siegen or Dillenburg, then connect via bus (see below).
There is no metro connection to the airport. Connect via bus (below).
The local bus that runs the Siegen-Limburg-Siegen route makes a scheduled stop at the airport terminal.
Car / Taxi
Autobahn A45 is what you need to get on first. Coming from Gießen or from Hagen, get off at exit 24 Haiger/Burbach and continue your journey on the B54 towards Limburg. After approx. 9 km turn left to the airport.
Equipped with a navigation system, enter Werftstraße for the street and Burbach for the city.
There are limited shopping opportunities at this small-sized local airport.
Food & Drink
Toscana Stübchen is the airport restaurant. It serves Italian and other international cuisines. The inside seating only accommodates 65 people, but in the summer you have the option of eating outdoors on the roof-top terrace!
Originally used as a military airport, these days Siegerland Airport is a popular spot for aerial tourism. You can take sightseeing flights on a small plane or hot air balloon. You can also enroll at the airport’s local flight school.