In a bid to calm the nerves of fearful flyers, a prayer booth has landed at one airport in Germany.

The bright red cubicle, installed at Stuttgart Airport's Terminal 3, features 300 prayers from various religions in 65 different languages.

For no fee, travellers can enter the converted photo booth and use a touch screen to select their prayer of choice, from a Tibetan monk chant to the soothing remarks from an American TV preacher.

Airport spokesman, Johannes Schumm, believes that the prayer booth will be a hit at the commuter hub.

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"Often, passengers still have a bit of time before their departure at the gate," he said.

"The prayer booth is an offer by the airport's chaplains to provide a moment of contemplation."

Designed by Berlin artist Oliver Sturm, the booth offers a vast variety of prayers, including the Christian Lord's Prayer, the Jewish Shma Israel and the Islamic muezzin's call to prayer.

The Hindu Hare Krishna chant, Buddhist sutras and prayers of Shamans from New Guinea are also available to play, the Daily Mail reports.

In addition to the big monotheistic faiths, polytheistic religions and animist beliefs are also included.

The booth is free of charge and will be available for three months at Stuttgart Airport's boarding area next to Gate 310. Photo / 123RF
The booth is free of charge and will be available for three months at Stuttgart Airport's boarding area next to Gate 310. Photo / 123RF

Even Tom Cruise is catered for, with five minutes of Scientology prayers on offer.

The "Gebetomat", which roughly translates as "Pray-o-Mat', was first designed by Sturm in 2008.

Its red cabin has a gray curtain and an adjustable swivel chair inside.

The booth is free of charge and will be available for three months at Stuttgart Airport's boarding area next to Gate 310.

The artist writes on his home page that "all prayers are real prayers of believers, gathered in worship, prayer rooms, homes".

Sturm has designed several prayer booths in recent years that have been installed at schools, universities and museums.

Oliver Sturm has designed several prayer booths in recent years. Photo / AP
Oliver Sturm has designed several prayer booths in recent years. Photo / AP

In 2012, one popped up at the University in Manchester as part of a £500,000 ($937,000) three-year research project into prayer rooms and "multi faith spaces" across the world.

At the time Dr Ralf Brand who led the project said: "Though the Pray-o-mat is a bit tongue-in-cheek, there is a serious message to what we're doing.

"Successful multi-faith spaces do not need to be flashy or expensive.

"In many places a small, clean and largely unadorned space can serve adequately."