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This unique space in the middle of southern Berlin was one of the city's airports until it closed in 2008. Now a public park, Tempelhof's boundless opportunities for fun paired with a turbulent history make it one of the most fascinating places in Berlin.
The first flight from Tempelhof was made in 1909 and in 1948 the famous Berlin Airlift took place here. Take a fascinating tour of the secret underground part of the building!
Do a cycle tour, rollerblade, or kiteboard along the tarmac where jumbo jets once taxied. Dogs are also welcome in the dog run!
Tempelhof captures the true Berliner spirit, with community gardens in the park. Locals recently rejected plans to build an apartment complex on the on the old airfield!
There are three designated places to enjoy a barbecue on the field - look out for the word "Grillplatz." These are located in the south-west, south-east and northern areas.
You don't even need to come to Tempelhof with a purpose. After some food in the hip Neukölln neighborhood, just drop by for a stroll or catch the sunset.
The park is open and worth a visit all year round, but you'll find that as far as outdoor activities go, it really comes to life in the spring and summer.
The opening and closing times vary by season - in June and July, the height of summer, it's open for most of the day, from 6:00AM to 10:30PM. In the winter, it can close as early as 5:00PM. As a guideline, it's open from sunrise to sunset.
Free all year round! Be sure to factor in sports equipment rentals from independent sellers, however.
There are two main points of entry. Tempelhof station (on the U6 and Ringbahn) is, as the name suggests, directly across the street from the park. On the north-east side, there's Boddinstraße station (on the U8), a 10-minute walk away from the entrance.
- When to visitGenerally speaking, the park is open from sunrise to sunset, which can vary greatly by season.
- What is the price?The park is always free, but you may want to rent bikes or other sports equipment on-site.
- Will I need a guide?A guide is not necessary here.
- How to get thereThe park is easily reachable from the U6/Ring Tempelhof station, or the U8 Boddinstraße station.
- Additional tips
- The park can get very windy at times, so dress accordingly.
- Grilling is only allowed in specified areas, and you must clean up after yourself!
What People Are Saying About Tempelhof Airport
The guide was both knowledgeable and very entertaining. Really worthwhile taking this tour of this fascinating building with its complex history.
Impressive structure of 1930's National socialism architecture. I think the tour could have been improved by a short video presentation showing archives and the Berlin airlift. From the nearest Ubahn we found the meeting point hard to find, we had to ask a number of times for its location. Better directions on the ticket would have been helpful. Overall enjoyed the experience.
The guide took good care at taking us all around this impressive Nazzi-built airport building and providing the neccessary historical details on the events related to the site and more. We got to see some historical photos as well as hear testimonies of the soldiers that, say, participated in Berlin airlift and lived to tell their stories personally to the Tempelhof tour guide. It is a real highlight not to miss in the middle of Berlin.
Thoroughly enjoyed this guided tour behind the scenes, onto the roof and into the depths of the airport building. Very knowledgeable guide got lots of information across with touches of humour and across in excellent English. Fascinating two hours - could have been even longer.
Our guide Celine spoke perfect English and knew her stuff. All questions were answered, she remembered mine from early on by illustrating the answer at the end, two hours later.