Berlin is home to two airports, the larger international Tegel Airport and the smaller Schonefeld Airport. Direct flights to Berlin Tegel are available from all major European cities as well as New York, Tel Aviv and Dubai. Those flying from Johannesburg, New Zealand, Delhi or Sydney will need to transfer in the UAE, Moscow or Istanbul. Passengers travelling from other major US cities or Toronto can transfer in London, Paris or Dublin. Major airlines serving Berlin include Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Emirates, British Airways and United Airlines. Berlin Tegel is found to the north west of the city which can be reached via Jet Express Bus, or via local buses that join up with the U-Bahn train network. Schonefeld Airport is found to the south east of Berlin and from here passengers can reach the city centre by Express Bus or via local buses which also join up with the U-Bahn train network. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day from both airports.
Berlin is one of Europe’s hippest destinations boasting a pleasing mix of modernity, history and cosmopolitan flair. Top historic landmarks include the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag Building and the Charlottenburg Palace. To learn about Berlin’s significant 19th century history visitors can wander through the haunting Holocaust Memorial, the Jewish Museum, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall, which is today adorned with stunning political artwork. More of Berlin’s art scene can be experienced at the National Gallery, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the New National Gallery and the Hamburger Bahnof Gallery. By night the city is alive with music, clubs, theatre and a choice of world class restaurants.