Christian chapels
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Christian chapels

Oases of Tranquility

You can find Christian chapels in both terminals. They are available for praying and meditating, and services and concerts are also regularly held in them.

There are Christian chapels in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Frankfurt Airport. You can go there for prayer, a lunchtime concert, and more besides.

Protestant chaplaincy:

The airport's Protestant chaplaincy is part of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau. Its doors are open to everyone. We are there for all travelers and visitors to the airport, as well as airport employees.

Contact the airport chaplaincy if you

  • want to talk to someone or need to wind down 
  • would like to arrange a church service
    (baptism, wedding, blessing, memorial service, confirmation)
  • need help with a difficult life situation

Psalm 23 tells us that God restores our soul. We need restoration and refreshment in our everyday lives and work so that we can make time for ourselves and draw near to God. The two chapels are havens of peace amid the hustle and bustle. You can find refuge and recharge your batteries here.

Services and times of prayer

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services on high festivals of the Church year
Baptisms, weddings and blessings
Memorial services for deceased employees


Phone: +49 (0)69/690 73178
Fax.: +49 (0)69/690 73179

Mailing address:

Building 201A
HBK 243
D-60549 Frankfurt am Main

Where to find us

Terminal 1, Departures Hall B, Building 201 A,
at the airport information desk (Service Point), go up the staircase,
then follow the purple signs.
We are in Room 3135

Please note that there is no Protestant airport chaplain at the moment.
For pastoral matters, please contact the airport's Catholic chaplaincy.
The new airport chaplain, Pastor Bettina Klünemann, will take up her post on October 1, 2018.

Catholic chaplaincy:

Do you need help, guidance or comfort? At the Catholic chaplaincy at Frankfurt Airport, we are there for you. Here, you will find some calm among the hectic activity of the airport, either in our chapel or in the office next door during our opening hours while having a chat and a cup of coffee.
Our work is focused on:

  • Pastoral care for travelers
  • Pastoral care for airport employees
  • Pastoral care for refugees
  • Pastoral care in emergencies
  • Assistance with deportation monitoring
  • Passenger Aid

Mass times:

  • Mondays to Fridays 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays 5:30 p.m.
  • Sundays and feast days 10:00 a.m.

The ecumenical chapel is situated right next to our office in Terminal 1 in the gallery of Departures Hall B. In the chapel, it is possible to celebrate joint services with your group or have your journey blessed (by prior arrangement). During office hours, it is also possible for priests to celebrate Mass in our chapel (chalice, wafers, Communion wine etc. are provided).

Office opening hours:

  • Mondays to Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays and feast days 09:00 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Prayer rooms are also available for passengers in the transit areas. These are also open for you 24 hours a day.

The prayer room in Terminal 1 is in transit area B.
The prayer room in Terminal 1 is in transit area D.

You also have the opportunity to attend a Catholic Mass and receive Holy Communion at Frankfurt Airport. The services are usually held in German, although it is also possible for larger non German-speaking groups to join in parts of the Mass in English. Just have a word with the priest before Mass.

Services for groups with or without a priest (pre-arrangement required)

Frankfurt Airport is a gateway to many places in the world. For groups of pilgrims, an exciting journey often begins or ends at FRA. Groups have the opportunity to use the chapel for their own prayer and services.

Please contact us about this in advance and tell us

  • when you would like to use the chapel
  • whether you will be bringing your own priest or wish to use the airport chaplain
  • whether you need access to the vestry and Mass items

We are also happy to welcome groups who are visiting the airport and would like to find out about the airport chaplaincy.

Our philosophy

We are His, we are safe in God's hands! – This expresses the religious belief founded on longstanding Judeo-Christian tradition and experience (approx. 700 BC: Book of the Prophet Isaiah 43:1). In the to-ing and fro-ing and everyday ups and downs of life, we can be sure that we are protected and held safely in God's loving hands.

This is a certainty that can give guidance, hope, confidence and comfort. At the airport chaplaincy, we want to help people – who are traveling by rail and air, living temporarily at the airport, working permanently or just passing through here – to trust in this certainty.

Absolutely everyone is invited and welcome, whatever their origin, skin color, religious belief or sexual orientation. We don't evangelize. Instead, we do everything we can to help those who are looking for a purpose or a meaning for their life.

Voluntary assistance at the airport chaplaincy

Many things would not be possible without our voluntary staff. You are always welcome to contact them and our full-time staff. Approx. 10 to 15 volunteers help out at the airport chaplaincy on a regular basis. If you are interested in working as a volunteer at the airport chaplaincy, you are welcome to get in touch.


Father Heinz Goldkuhle SAC
Chapel in Terminal 1, Departures Hall B, Room 201.3080
Mondays to Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: +49 (0)69 690-50611

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