The “smaller” of the two (relatively speaking, since both are enormous), Pier H, boasts a length of 400 meters. Pier J is even longer, measuring 600 meters from one end to the other. This doesn’t pose a problem for travelers, however, who can use a large number of moving walkways to get where they need to go. But the two piers don’t only differ in terms of length; their heights also don’t match. While Pier H has two levels, its big brother has one more. Pier J will be used by travelers heading to and arriving from countries outside the Schengen zone, and therefore has an additional level to prevent arriving and departing passengers from mingling.
Like in the main terminal building, the interior is attractively accentuated by areas of natural stone, steel, and concrete. Those who look carefully out the aircraft window while taking off or landing at Frankfurt Airport can spot yet another unique architectural feature of the two piers: large flat roofs planted with vegetation. Another eye-catcher at Pier J is the massive Y-shaped supports holding up the cantilevered ceiling of the second level.