Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany, noteworthy for its parks, museums, and historical sites. A wall divided the city into East and West Berlin for 29 years from 1961 to 1990. The wall was torn down, and the city became one again when Germany reunified. Pieces of the wall and related souvenirs are still sold where the wall used to stand.
Berlin has a cold climate. Temperatures in winter are usually below freezing. Summer, spring and fall may be preferred for a visit.. Places to visit include the Museum Island, Holocaust Memorial, Breitscheidplatz, the Reichstag (seat of the Parliament), Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, and Charlottenburg Palace. Berlin is one of Europe’s greenest cities. A great number of opera performances and concerts take place in this city. In addition, the Berlin International Film Festival and the Berlin Music Festival are two of the important art events in the city. Those who want to do some shopping will enjoy a variety of choices in Berlin, and might also go to Europa-Center, the tallest building in the city.
The flight between Berlin and Istanbul takes about 3 hours. The airports of the city are Tegel and Schoenefeld airport. There are trains, buses and subway services from the airports to the city center. The most popular residential areas in Berlin are Mitte, Kreuzberg, and Tiergarten.
Berlin’s secondary international airport, Schönefeld Airport is located 18 km from the city. You can get to the city center from Schönefeld Airport by taxi, bus, train, rental car, or personal car.
The easiest and most comfortable way to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. The taxi fare is calculated based on the kilometers traveled. Taxis are located at Terminal A and offer quick and convenient transportation to the city.
Buses are an economic and easy transportation alternative to get to the city center. There are normal buses that you can take as well as express buses that don’t make any extra stops and travel directly to the city center. Your choice of which bus to take will depend on your destination.
Trains are another transportation option to get to the city center. You can choose among the S-Bahn trains and regional trains. The S-Bahn trains run every 10 minutes and provide transportation to and from Ostkreuz and Pankow. The regional trains run every 20 minutes and provide transportation between the airport and the Brandenburg area. The Berlin Train Station is located about 30 minutes from the airport; from this station you can get on inter-city or long-distance trains.
You can rent a car from the rental car offices located in Terminal A at the airport. Renting a car to get to the city is a fast and easy transportation alternative. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Enterprise, Budget, National, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt and Buchbinder.
Serving both international and domestic air travel, Tegel Airport is located 8 km from the city center. You can get to the city center from Tegel Airport by taxi, bus, rental cars, or personal car.
The easiest transportation alternative to get to the city center is by taxi. Taxis charge based on the kilometers traveled. While taxis can be a bit pricey they have the advantage of being a faster and very comfortable mode of transportation. Taxis are always available at the airport and provide quick transportation to the city. Taxis are accessible from Terminal A, Terminal C, and Terminal E.
Another method of transportation that you can use to get to the city center is by bus. Buses are a more affordable option and they go to many locations in the city center. You can get on the normal or express buses, which are operated by the BVG (Berlin Transport Services), from Terminal A or Terminal B at the airport.
There is no railway station at the airport. There are buses that go to the nearest stations, 5-10 minutes away, from which you can connect to other trains that reach the city center and the Berlin Train Station, which is located 30 minutes from the airport.
One of the fastest and most convenient ways to get to the city center is by renting a car. You can rent a car at Tegel Airport from the rental car offices located in Terminal E or the P2 parking area. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Enterprise, Budget, National, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt and Buchbinder.