Berlin's eclectic history has created a city rich in cultural and historical importance. Travellers get a different glimpse of history depending on which borough they're visiting. Ebookers can help you get the most from your holiday by helping you find cheap flights to Berlin, discounted transportation in the city and budget lodging.
Currently, Berlin is served by two airports: Tegel International and SchÃ¶nefeld. These will be replaced in 2013 by the newly constructed Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Tegel handles most of the city's international traffic and is located approximately five miles from the centre of Berlin. It's served by many major airlines, including Lufthansa and British Airways. SchÃ¶nefeld sits 11 miles from the city centre and was formerly the only airport servicing East Berlin. Of the two, it sees much less traffic and caters more toward budget airlines, like easyJet.
While serviced by bus, taxi and rental car terminals, Tegel airport is not connected to the train. The Tegel train depot runs to the neighbourhood of the same name, and is quite a distance from the airport. However, you can take JetExpress TXL bus, X9 express bus, or the 109 or 128 bus lines to a U-Bahn or S-Bahn underground train terminal. A one-way bus ticket costs â‚¬2, while a 20 minute taxi ride from Tegel to downtown Berlin costs â‚¬15. From SchÃ¶nefeld, you can take the X7 bus for day connections to the U-Bahn terminal at Rudow, and the N7 bus at night. In addition, you can take the RE AirportExpress Train directly from the airport to the centre of Berlin. S-Bahn lines S9 and S45 are also just a short walk from the airport. Rides from SchÃ¶nefeld cost â‚¬2 by bus or â‚¬23 by taxi.
Berlin enjoys a cool climate which is pleasant to visit at most times of the year. While you'll need a jacket throughout April, summers generally reach to 25Â°C. Winters can dip into single digits, tending to be the slowest time for tourism for this reason, and rain is prevalent throughout the year. However, festivals in Berlin are held from January to December and bring in millions of visitors to the city every year. Anytime can be a great time to go to Berlin when you have a reason.
Because of its political and military history, the city of Berlin has many flavours to sample. History lovers will eat up the selections of museums and monuments, spanning from the early 1200s to the modern day. Artists flock to the city in droves to both observe and take part in famous gallery displays and shows alike. Lange Nacht der MusÃ©en, held in January and August, celebrates a long night of gallery hopping while over 100 museums cater to patrons until midnight. Berlin is also a centre of music, hosting dozens of important festivals yearly from jazz and orchestra to opera and modern rock. Along with some of their highlight tourist attractions, such as the Berlin Zoo, Museum Island and the remnants of the Berlin Wall, it's no wonder the German capital is such a popular tourist destination.
You don't need a professional travel planner to find cheap flights to Berlin, or savings on lodging and more once inside the city. Ebookers can help you find generous savings on the essentials so you can spend more on the rest of your trip. Enjoy your next trip to Germany's capital knowing you are making the most of your holiday.
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