Berlin Tempelhof – an airport in the city center

inside Tempelhof departure hall, photo Catherine Gras

If you look at a map of Berlin, you can see two very large green spaces in the heart of the city. The best known is the Tiergarten, a park close to the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. The second is Tempelhof, which is located south of the Kreuzberg district.

Tempelhof Airport dates back to the 1920s, with buildings in the National Socialist style dating from the 1930s when the regime decided to enlarge it.

This airport, located in the American sector after the war, became emblematic during the airlift organised during the blockade of Berlin in 1948.

It remained open to the commercial service, although located in the city centre, until 2008. Today it is a large leisure area and the buildings can be visited. A special atmosphere.

Tegel airport, in the French sector, was also used during the air blockade and has been closed since November 2020. Find my post on this blog:

To find Tempelhof:

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