Located to the southeast of Germany’ capital Berlin, Berlin Schonefeld Airport is the smaller of two airports located in the city, the other being the Berlin Tegel Airport. It used to be the major civil airport of East Germany and the only one servicing East Berlin. In 2017, the airport is expected to be merged to Berlin Brandenburg Airport which is currently being constructed. Berlin Schonefeld Airport has three terminals which served almost seven million passengers in 2013. Spanning in an area of 660 hectares, the airport houses a number of restaurants, shops and services.
What to see & do
Germany’s capital city is home to a wide number of museums which have extensive collections of old art and architecture. A three-day Museum Pass is usually availed by visitors since it serves as an entry pass to normal exhibitions on about 55 state-run museums. One of the most important museums in the city is the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) which has an extensive collection of ancient Greek, ancient Middle-Eastern and Islamic art and architecture. There are other museums belonging to the Museum Island include the Altes Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, and Bode-Museum.
Aside from breath-taking museums, Berlin also has churches with beautiful architecture which captivates the eyes and hearts of the people going around the city. The most visited churches in Berlin include the Berliner Dom which is the biggest and most impressive church in Berlin. It is situated next to the Museum Island and has an entrance fee. Here you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful city centre. Another religious attraction is the Nikolaikirche, the oldest church in Berlin which existed way back during the 13th century.
Berlin is also famous for its zoos; one of them being the Berlin Zoo which houses the largest range of species in the whole world including the Knut or the polar bear cub born in 2006 but died five years after. The zoo also had the only giant panda in Germanaly but it also expired in August 2012.
How to get around within Berlin
Going around Berlin is a bit of a challenge since it is a big city, but individuals exploring it can choose from a wide range of transport modes like buses, trams, trains, and underground services. Travelling through taxi cabs is an easy way to move around since there are many taxis available along the streets with drivers well versed in the English language. The fastest way to travel around the city is by train or the S-Bahn which offers rides including that which circles around Berlin. Another option for those wanting to explore the whole of Berlin is by its subway called the U-Bahn which is a precise mode of transportation in the city.
How to get there
Berlin Schonefeld Airport is the base for low-cost airlines like easyJet, Ryanair, and Germanwings. Other airlines operating in the airport have flights from countries such as Ireland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey, Portugal, and Russia. You can easily book flights from these cities and airlines to the German capital Berlin through Skyscanner which will help you search through more than 600 airlines in going to your favourite destinations.