Exploring Tegel Airport (TXL)
Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is Berlin’s biggest and busiest international airport. Its hexagonal main terminal building is a true architectural marvel, designed in 1965 to minimize walking distances for passengers. You’ll find everything you need here to get your flight day off to a great start. There’s a wide array of cafés and bars, so you can enjoy a Starbucks coffee or a locally-brewed beer before take-off. There’s also a fantastic selection of designer fashion stores, in addition to the regular duty-free shopping you’d expect.
Accommodations in Tegel Airport (TXL)
Central Berlin is under 14 kilometers, but there’s an impressive choice of hotels near Berlin Tegel Airport itself. There are luxury hotels with amazing facilities like outdoor pools, fitness studios, saunas and state-of-the art business centers. You’ll also find more basic hotels offering great-value rooms with generous perks such as free WiFi and toiletries, and flat-screen TVs. Recommended cheap hotels are Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel and Holiday Inn Berlin City West.
Sightseeing in Tegel
The airport is situated in Reinickendorf, Berlin’s northernmost district. The area offers an appealing mixture of urban amenities and rural beauty, with top-class restaurants and fashion boutiques, and both the stunning Lake Tegel and lush Tegel Forest within easy reach. But to really make the most of Berlin, head to Mitte, the historical and cultural heart of the city. An array of world-famous landmarks and attractions can be found here, including the iconic Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate.
Transportation in Tegel Airport (TXL)
You can fly direct to Tegel Airport from most major European cities, plus a host of long-haul destinations, including New York, Chicago, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Beijing. Once you land, there are no direct rail services to Berlin, but plenty of public buses and airport shuttles. Car hire and taxi services are also available, and the city center is roughly a 25 minute drive away.