Travelling with children

Travelling with children
Small passengers are just as welcome as the big ones at Schönefeld Airport. We hope our tips and remarks will help you to find your way around as easily as possible.

Hand luggage

Most airlines allow passengers travelling with children to take an additional piece of hand luggage.

Nappies and baby food, a change of clothing, wet wipes, snacks, medicines, toys and books are essentials in the parents’ hand luggage. By the way: baby food and baby water are permitted in hand luggage because they are exceptions to the 100 ml rule.

Baggage/prior-evening check-in

Most airlines limit the baggage that can be checked without additional charge to 20 kilograms per passenger in the economy class. If you have booked a very early flight, some airlines offer a service which allows you to check in your baggage the evening before and reserve your seat. Ask your airline about its specific regulations.

Bulky baggage: prams, buggies, car seats

Prams, buggies and car seats are classified as bulky baggage and must be dropped off at a drop-off point for oversize baggage after check-in. If your travel schedule includes a stopover and a change of planes, ask to have all of your baggage checked through to your final destination when you check in. Many airlines will permit you to keep the pram with you until departure time. Ask your airline for details in advance.

Please note that only strollers up to a certain size can be taken to the aircraft. This could otherwise result in the damaging of the x-ray equipment, for the screening of hand luggage during security inspection.

Buggies that do not exceed the following dimensions are permitted through security: 150cm H x 33cm W x 30cm D.

Food and drink

At Schönefeld Airport there are various options for purchasing food and drinks both in the publicly accessibly areas as well as in the areas behind the security checkpoints.


Have you forgotten something or would you like to use the time before your flight to have a look around the shops with your children? Schönefeld Airport does of course offer various shopping facilities for you to do this, both before and after the security checkpoints.

Baby changing facilities

Schönefeld Airport provides baby changing facilities. Passengers with babies and infants will find them in all the terminals.

Visitors’ Terrace

There are few places that are as exciting for children as airports, and the best place to watch what's happening is the visitors’ terrace. From here, you and your children can look out onto the apron and watch planes from all over the world as they take off and land.