Flights to Berlin
What to know before you fly to Berlin?
Once you’ve booked your flights to Berlin you’ll need to know a few travel basics. Germany runs on the euro (€) and the main language in Berlin is German. While most of the younger population will speak some English, it’s always good manners to learn a few local phrases. Words like hotel, taxi and restaurant are also easily recognisable, even when written in German. Berlin is an expansive city but the most interesting districts are wonderfully compact, and easily navigated on foot, by bike or public transport.
Seasons are fairly true to type, with winters being quite cold and summer warm. Whatever the season, Berlin is an amazing city that takes advantage of seasonal conditions with open-air festivals or even schneeballschlacht (snowball fights in the middle of Tiergarten Park).
Airports in Berlin
Currently, there are two international airports in Berlin: Tegel and Schonefeld. Berlin-Tegel (TXL) is located 8km northwest of Berlin’s city centre, while Berlin Schonefeld (SXF), regarded as the second airport, is 18km to the southeast of the city. The new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) is under construction in Schonefeld and is expected to open in 2020. Flights to Berlin are available from most Australian and European cities.