Security control terminal T1
Security control terminal T1

Security control

What happens at the security control?

Well prepared

Faster passing through security controls

Inform yourself in advance of what to expect at the security controls. The better prepared you are, the quicker and more relaxed it is. To start, scan your boarding pass at the readers to get to the queuing area. You and your hand baggage will be monitored directly after boarding passes have been checked.

To start with, please place your hand baggage down flat on the screening device conveyor belt.  Please take all metal objects out of your bags and from your clothing that could trigger the metal detectors and put them in the trays provided (such as watches, belt buckles, keys, mobile phones, coins, etc.).

In addition, place your coat or jacket, your properly packed and sealed plastic bag containing liquids, and your laptop or tablet into the trays. 

More information on liquids in hand baggage

Take your tablet or laptop from the laptop case. 

Under certain circumstances security staff may also ask you to take off your shoes so that these can also be inspected.

You can speed up hand baggage controls and help reduce waiting times by having these objects ready before the controls take place.

If an object cannot be clearly recognised whilst being X-rayed, then a manual inspection is required in your presence. The baggage item is then opened and the object in question is identified. The staff may request that the relevant object is taken out of your baggage and presented.

In the case of cameras, laptops, tablets and other electronic objects, you may be asked to briefly switch on the devices to demonstrate that they work.

After placing your hand baggage and all necessary objects on the monitoring system conveyor belt, step through the gate detector or body scanner after being told to do so by staff. If you wear a pacemaker operated by a shunt or a valve, please inform the relevant screening staff beforehand.

If the metal detector triggers an alarm, then security staff carry out a manual inspection with a hand-held probe to identify the object that triggered the alarm. Furthermore, all body parts are frisked by hand.

Manual inspection may take place in a separate area to safeguard privacy, if necessary. Please discuss this directly with screening staff.

Piktogramm Terminal T1

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 has 36 security controls for departing passengers distributed across five control areas.

Piktogramm Terminal T2

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 has eight security control lines in Level E1.

Piktogramm Terminal T5

Terminal 5

Terminal 5 has a total of 15 security control lines. All passengers can use all lanes for passenger and hand baggage screening. Please note that only passengers with hand baggage who have already checked in are allowed in terminal area Q as there are no counters for checking in and baggage here.

Further controls

for passengers and baggage

ID control

Which ID documents do you need?

Baggage screening

What process does your hold baggage pass through?

Customs check

What should you know about customs checks?