Lufthansa wants to exhibit historic aircraft in a new conference center

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The Kranich Group is building a new conference and visitor center near the existing Lufthansa Aviation Center on the Frankfurt Airport site.

The new building is part of a consolidation that has been ongoing at the Frankfurt location since 2020, which will reduce office and administrative space in various buildings by around 60.000 square meters by the end of this year. This corresponds to a reduction of 30 percent.

The Lufthansa Group has begun construction of a new conference and visitor center at Frankfurt Airport in the immediate vicinity of the Lufthansa Aviation Center (LAC). As the main historical attraction, two restored Lufthansa aircraft will be on permanent display: the Junkers Ju 52 - also known as Tante Ju - and, for the first time, the legendary Lockheed Super Star with the registration D-ALAN, which is currently being restored in Hamburg by Lufthansa Technik. Both aircraft will also be visible from afar from the outside thanks to a large, transparent facade.

In addition to conference and visiting rooms, the light building in the style of an aircraft hangar will also offer space for events with a total of more than 1.000 guests. In an open gallery, visitors can explore exhibits from the company's history, some of which will be accessible to the public for the first time. Like the training and conference hotel of the “Lufthansa Seeheim” group, the Frankfurt conference and visitor center will also be open for external events and visitors will be able to enjoy gastronomic offers at a coffee lounge.

The building was designed by the Frankfurt architectural team from AS+P Albert Speer + Partner. The new building is 72 meters wide, 17,5 meters high and 53 meters deep. The floor area totals around 3.800 square meters. The construction and service company Goldbeck is responsible for the construction. The ceremonial opening is planned for spring 2026, the year of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Lufthansa.

Lufthansa Aviation Center at Frankfurt Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Lufthansa Aviation Center at Frankfurt Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).