Multiple daily flights to Berlin Tegel Airport
Traveling to Berlin is simple and convenient with SAS. Choose to fly to the German capital from seven departure locations throughout the US, with just a short layover in Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm.
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Seven departure locations throughout the United States
Whether you’re a true New Yorker or a California surfer – and all that’s in between – SAS has got you covered. We fly to Berlin Tegel from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco or Washington D.C. in the US. Each flight has a short layover in Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm.
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Fly with SAS in comfort and style – what´s always included
No need to add extra stress on your travels. Instead, let us provide you with a laundry list of benefits and amenities to make your flight as comfortable and convenient as possible. We’ve got everything covered, before, during and after your flight. Always included when you fly with SAS from the US:
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Child discount of up to 90%
Make your trip to Berlin a vacation for the whole family. When traveling with SAS, we offer discounts depending on the age of your child. Children under the age of 2 (0–23 months) can enjoy a discount of up to 90% off the price of their ticket when they sit on their parent’s lap during the flight. Children aged 2–11 years old can enjoy a discount of up to 25% with their own seat aboard the flight.
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EuroBonus members earn points each and every time they fly with SAS to be used on a number of exciting discounts and benefits. Join today to start earning points right away – it’s free to sign up and there’s no age limit.
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Upgrade your flight to relax and unwind in one of our lounges
Make each and every step of your journey a great experience. When you upgrade your flight ticket, enjoy exclusive access to our lounge area with no additional fee. Each lounge is equipped with a free fresh and delicious buffet, and refreshments such as wine, beer, coffee or tea. There are also peaceful places to take a nap or quiet spaces to work. EuroBonus members can also redeem points to upgrade.
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Tegel Airport – Berlin
Berlin Tegel Airport is located less than 10 miles from Berlin city center. Once arriving at the airport, travelers can enjoy a number of shops, restaurants and services. Whether you’re looking for fashion, travel accessories, souvenirs or duty-free items, a quick coffee, beer, or four-course meal, you can find it here. In addition, there is a visitors’ information desk to answer all of your questions about Berlin. As well, you can check the information out yourself using 60 minutes of free WiFi at Tegel Airport.
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Transportation to and from Tegel Airport
Transport to and from Berlin Tegel Airport is quick and easy with the bus. There are a number of bus connections to Berlin city center with duration of approximately 30 minutes. Four BVG (Berlin Transport Services) stops are located outside of Terminal A and B. For travelers with a final destination outside of Berlin city center, connect to the Südkreuz or Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Central Station) and catch one of the main long-distance trains run by Deutsche Bahn.
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Car rental at Tegel Airport
Want to travel on the infamous German autobahn? Car rental from Tegel Airport is quick and easy. The rental center is located on the lower floor near Terminal E and car park P2. Here you will find numerous car rental services.
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Transportation within Berlin
Berlin has a well-developed public transit system, taking you nearly anywhere you want to go. Read more about Berlin's public transport for information on tickets, schedules and routes of the S-Bahn, U-Bahn, trams and buses. In addition, there are always taxis located within the city and the bike rentals too.
Berlin Welcome Card
For visitors to Berlin, purchasing the Berlin Welcome Card is the easiest way to travel freely throughout the city and get discounts on top attractions and activities. You can purchase this ticket for stays of 2 to 6 days and use the card to travel on all public transport. In addition, the ticket allows you to avoid long lines and save up to 50% on the entrance fee to some of Berlin’s top attractions.
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Berlin – a modern, creative city with a unique history
Berlin is both the capital and largest city in Germany with a population of 4.5 million within the entire metropolitan area. It’s an incredibly international city, with more than 190 countries represented by its citizens. While Berlin has historically had a tumultuous reputation – greatly damaged by World War II and then sliced in half by the Cold War – today it’s a symbol of German tolerance and diversity. Arts and culture play a huge role in the lifestyle of its residents, architecture is an eclectic mix of destruction, oppression and rebirth and the nightlife is something that people can only dream of. A visit to Berlin is something visitors will never forget.
History of Berlin
Berlin was officially founded in the 13th century as one of two merchant settlements on both sides of the Spree River – Berlin and Cölln – now known today as Museum Island. From the years 1415 to 1918, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Berlin and the surrounding area, later known as Prussia. By 1701 it became the capital of Prussia, and by 1786, Berlin was the leading industrial city of the state. In 1871, the German Republic was founded and from that period until 1895, the population of Berlin nearly doubled to 1.5 million inhabitants. Following the defeat of World War I, the last emperor was forced into exile, and Germany’s darkest historical period begins.
The "Golden twenties"
In the period immediately following World War I, known as the “Golden Twenties” (1920 to 1929), Berlin flourished as an artistic and cultural epicenter. The world’s first highway was constructed, television was introduced to the public for the first time and numerous cultural events such as “Die Dreigroschenoper” (Threepenny Opera) made their premiere. At the same time, however, there was great economic and political turmoil, inflation and unemployment was devastatingly high. By 1929, Berlin had been hit hard by the Great Depression and the National Socialist party (NSDAP) got 13 representatives in the city’s parliament for the first time.
Berlin in the national socialist era
In 1933, Adolf Hitler came into power of the National Socialists (Nazis), ushering in the era of persecution against oppositional thinkers and politicians as well as Germany’s Jewish community. The infamous 1936 Olympic games take place in Berlin, which Hitler used as a stage for propaganda. The anti-Semitic signs were taken down and he sought to portray the Third Reich as a peaceful regime.
On November 9, 1938 the “Night of Broken Glass” (“Krisallnacht”) commenced. Synagogues and Jewish-owned shops were looted and burned, while thousands of Jewish citizens were arrested and brought to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. World War II began on September 1st 1939. By 1943, Allied forces begin bombing Berlin, where at least one-third of all historic buildings and living spaces were destroyed. Following the end of the war in 1945, Germany was defeated and Berlin lay in ruins with its population nearly halved. The city was divided by the Allied powers into four sections: The United States of America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union.
A city divided: Berlin during the Cold War
Following World War II, Berlin was a city divided between conflicting powers. In May 1949, The Federal Republic of Germany was founded on the west of Berlin and this area of the country remained under Allied supervision until the reunification in 1990. In October of the same year, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was founded on the eastern Soviet sector.
Physical separation began in 1961, when, in response to massive emigration from East Berlin, the Soviets constructed the Berlin Wall. During this time, residents of East Berlin were under communist rule, closely monitored by the government, freedoms were extremely limited or absent, and traveling to the Western part was nearly impossible. Following mass protests by citizens of the GDR in 1989, the Wall was finally opened. On October 3, 1990, Germany was reunified after 45 years of separation.
Sights and attractions in Berlin
Berlin is one of Europe’s most inspiring cities to visit. A wealth of history has set the foundation for fascinating sights such as the Berlin Wall, The Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, The Prussian Palace, the Olympic Stadium, and much, much more. Immerse yourself in the East Side Gallery or visit the House of the Wannsee Conference – the building where the Holocaust was planned. Many of Berlin’s historical sights and memorials are deep, entrancing and life changing.
Spend the day exploring one of Berlin’s 175 museums – there are only 140 annual rainy days in the city, so no matter the weather, there’s always a new museum to see. Or, stay outside and wander through the streets, entranced by Berlin’s urban street art, an integral part of the culture today. Visit landmark sights such as the TV Tower, the Reichstag Building, the Victory Tower, or Teufelsberg, a man-made rubble mountain built with the remains of a demolished Nazi college. It was used as a Soviet spy station during the Cold War before it turned into a graffiti artists’ playground today. So, in short, expect the unexpected when visiting Berlin.
The Brandenburg Gate once served as a symbol of the Berlin and German separation. Today, it’s the most famous landmark in the city and the national icon of peace and unity. First constructed between 1788 and 1791, the Gate is considered a masterpiece of the era and is the only one remaining of the 18 original city portals. It was also partly destroyed by Allied bombing, but was quickly restored following the end of World War II.
The TV Tower
Known as the Berliner Fernsehturm to the locals, the Berlin Television Tower was built in 1969, just shy of the 20th anniversary of the GDR. Standing more than 1 200 feet high, it was designed to by a symbol of the superiority of socialist societies and illustrated that a better future was being constructed in East Berlin. That didn’t quite turn out as planned, but today it’s still one of the most visited sights in Berlin, with more than one million visitors venturing up each year to catch a birds-eye view of the city below.
Charlottenburg Palace and park
As a reminder of more than 500 years of Hohenzollern reign, you’ll find the 17th-century Charlottenburg Palace, the oldest and largest Prussian estate that was once the most important residence for German royalty. The huge palace has been carefully restored, offering a number of impressive elements such as the New Wing, the State Dining Room, the Golden Gallery and the Palace Park.
Shopping in Berlin
As a capital city, it’s no surprise that Berlin offers visitors a wide variety of shopping experiences – from high fashion to vintage, and all that’s in between. There isn’t a distinct shopping neighborhood in Berlin; rather you can find treasure troves around each and every corner.
For a more traditional shop, head to the Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) Berlin’s more than 100-year-old luxury department store, that is now the largest in all of continental Europe. For local, cutting edge design, visit Mulackstrasse in Mitte and explore the many boutiques in the area. For something a little out of the ordinary, go to the Flea Market at Mauerpark every Sunday in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood. Here you can find anything from vintage records to second hand clothes, home made jewelry, furniture and even a wide selection of international snacks. Oh, and there’s also a karaoke session that attracts crowds from spring to fall.
Art and culture in Berlin
Berlin’s art and culture scene is widely eclectic. On one end, it’s traditional and classic. On the other, it’s modern and mesmerizing – constantly morphing, creative and innovative. Hundreds of museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, and cabarets – not to mention a world famous film festival – are located within the city limits.
In addition to what’s already here, Berlin itself has provided the perfect petri dish of cultural development – rents are cheap, spaces abundant and social tolerance and encouragement of new ideas part of the mainstream. Furthermore, in addition to its already intense multicultural background, Berlin is emerging as one of the top start-up locations in Europe, attracting international residents who each bring their own unique stories to share.
Berlin's thriving street art scene and the east side gallery
Berlin’s street art is internationally renowned, with some even calling it the “mecca of the urban art world”. Beginning after World War II, West German artists began using the Berlin Wall and other abandoned or damaged buildings as their canvases. As the Berlin Wall and reunification occurred, those that lived in the East joined in expressing themselves in a way that was never possible before. Since then, Berlin’s urban art scene has exploded, even being awarded the title of UNESCO City of Design.
Perhaps the most famous street art in the world is the East Side Gallery. Created after the fall of the Berlin Wall by 118 artists from 21 different countries, this is now the longest open-air gallery in world. Some of the most iconic murals in Berlin are located here and it remains a symbol of freedom and love for not only residents, but visitors too.
More than 175 museums
Berlin is home to more than 175 museums covering a massive variety of styles, genres, fields, locations and time periods. Built on an island in the Spree River, Museum Island is home to five world-renowned Berlin Museums. Here, you will find some of the city’s oldest and most prestigious including: the Old Museum (Altes Museum), the New Museum (Neues Museum), the National Gallery, the Bode Museum and the Pergamon. Museum Island is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dining and nightlife in Berlin
Berlin’s a true melting pot of cultural gastronomy. In addition to offering the traditional German dishes, you can find cuisine from hundreds of different cultures and locations across the world. From budget eats to fine dining, Berlin’s culinary scene is vast, delicious and constantly evolving. When the sun goes down, prepare to be immersed in a nightlife world that is something you’ve never experience before. Thumping beats rage well past the morning hours, and the venues are widely varied – from underground dive bars, to swanky hipster speakeasies, and world-famous techno clubs that are sure to leave you breathless, slightly deaf, and with an unforgettable experience.
Berlin's constantly evolving culinary scene
Each year something new seems to spring up in Berlin. Currently, an increased emphasis is being placed on locally sourced, organic and vegan foods, with hipster type eateries and food halls all the rage. As well, Berlin has long been thought of as a top spot for cheap, fast bites – and that still stands true today. Döner kebab (a Turkish-German specialty served up in bread with rotisserie meat and salad) and curry wurst (a sausage with a side of curry-flavored ketchup) are two Berlin fast food staples that are a must-try for any visitor. If you’re looking for a little more luxury – and maybe a little less grease – a wave of upscale dining establishments is sweeping through the city, with multiple Michelin star restaurants under its belt.
Techno, electro and so much more
Techno and electro beats blast through the night hours nearly every day of the week. Parties pass right though the sunrise – and may even continue to the next night. It’s no wonder people travel from all over the world to get a taste of Berlin’s unique club scene. And while the city may reign supreme as the techno and electro capital of the world, that’s certainly not all it has to offer. Punk and rock has had a huge influence on Berlin and continues to thrive today. In addition, international music – Balkan, Latino, Hip-hop, American Country even, you name it – has been slowly making its way onto the turntables.
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