Cheap Flights to Berlin
Known as the cultural center and capital of Germany, Berlin's rich history and unique vibe draws diverse groups of travelers to the city. An active cinema scene, world-famous nightlife and fascinating landmarks make the city an excellent destination any time of year. The city's bustling center lies within 5 miles of its main international airport, Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL). The smaller Berlin Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) is the other international hub, located 11 miles southeast of Berlin's center.
Flights to Berlin
Berlin Tegel Airport is located northwest of central Berlin in the Tegel section of the borough of Reinickendorf. The airport, which features a main hexagonal building, is perhaps most famous for its short distances from curbside to terminal gates, some less than 100 feet. While most of Berlin's most popular sites are located in the city center, the Tegal area makes for a scenic day trip as visitors may relax along the woodland shores of Lake Tegel or explore the medieval manor, Tegel Palace. While the airport does not offer rail connection, travelers may take one of several buses directly into the city center or to other transportation connection points.
Travelers who arrive at Berlin Schoenefeld are met by a historical city that dates back to 1242. Many interesting sites and monuments are located in this well-preserved part of Berlin, including village churches that date back to the first half of the 13th century and the Grossziethen cemetery, a memorial to prisoners of war who died during the Second World War. Berlin Schoenefeld is served by the AirportExpress train, which is the airport's only direct line to central Berlin. The airport is also served by several buses and the S-Bahn, the city's streetcar.
One of the most important public squares in the city, Potsdamer Platz, had been destroyed during World War II, but it was restored in 1994 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, the square is marked by spectacular architecture, including the PwC Building, the Bahn Tower, and the Sony Center and Filmhause Muesum, which chronicles the development of Germany's film industry from the year 1911. Other museums are located on Museum Island, which was designated a UNESCO National Heritage Site in 1999. The island's five museums include the Altes Museum, the Old National Gallery, Bode Museum, Neues Museum and the Pergamon Museum. Collections range from prehistoric art to sculptures and ancient Roman, Babylonian and Green antiques.
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Music lovers flock to Berlin for its many music festivals. Fusion, SonneMondSterne and Sputnik Springbreak are just a few of the massive events, which draw crowds that number in the hundred thousands. Berlin is also a city of satisfying cuisine. While on the go, visitors may delight in fast and easy local favorites like donner kebab or currywurst. Beer lovers will have endless options to pair with their food as German beer is world famous and available at nearly every eatery. Summers in Berlin are mild with highs in the 60s, and winter temperatures average 30 degrees Fahrenheit.