With the rich history that Berlin offers getting out of your Berlin Airport Hotel is a must. Check out some of our favorite places to see in Berlin.
Altstadt SpandauDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: 21.8mi / 35.1km
Breite Straße 32 Spandau , Berlin , 13597
+49 30 3 33 93 88
Situated to the west of Berlin, the ancient town of Spandau has long since been engulfed by its larger neighbour. Spared during the war, the historic town centre situated around Reformation Square and St. Nicholas Church is one of greater Berlin’s most beautiful spots. As it is closed to traffic, visitors can wander undisturbed though the narrow lanes and admire the small, bourgeois town houses. Old Spandau is particularly romantic in the winter months when visitors can browse around the Christmas Market, accompanied by the sound of trumpet concerts performed on top of St. Nicholas church.
American Church in BerlinDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: 12.8mi / 20.5km
Clayallee/Potsdamer Straße Zehlendorf , Berlin , 10629
+49 30 813 20 21
This church was originally constructed in 1763 during the reign of Friedrich the Great. Home to the American Church in Berlin (part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) since 1969, services are held in English and are based upon the Lutheran Book of Worship.
Sunday Services: 9.30am: Sunday school for children aged 3-16 in the Paulus Gemeindehaus (Teltower Damm 4-8). 9.30am: Instruction for adults in the Dorfkirche. 11.00 am: Worship in the Dorfkirche, followed by coffee.
Amerika-GedenkbibliothekDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport:11.9mi / 19.2km
Blücherplatz 1 Kreuzberg , Berlin , 10961
+49 30 90 22 61 05
Located in the heart of Kreuzberg, the Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek library is a large lending library with a broad selection of national and international newspapers and magazines. Several rooms (almost the entire basement area) are devoted to children, with computers, video games, comics and fish tanks.
Anhalter BahnhofDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: 12.8mi / 20.5km
Stresemannstraße / Anhalter Straße Kreuzberg , Berlin , 10963
The ruins of this railway station, once Berlin’s largest, and one of the biggest in Europe, would seem to be a reminder of war damage this city sustained. In fact, the building was only partially destroyed during WWII, but it was decided not to rebuild it, and instead the remnants were blown up. Nowadays the sad façade is the only reminder of this station’s former grandeur.
Anti-Kriegs-MuseumDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: 20.6mi / 33.1km
Brüsseler Straße 21 Wedding , Berlin , 13353
+49 30 454 90 110
A quiet side-street lined with Victorian houses in the proletarian district of Wedding is home to the tiny Anti-War Museum. A broad collection of rusty steel helmets, modern land mines, old photos and an original air raid shelter bare witness to the major catastrophies of the twentieth century. Yet the museum, established in the 1920’s, also has another fascinating story to tell – its own. Several adjacent rooms are used for temporary exhibitions which deal with topics relevant to the museum.
ArboretumDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: 6.8mi / 11km
Späthstraße 80/81 Treptow , Berlin , 12437
+49 30 636 69 41
These five-acre English gardens were designed by Johann Gustav Heinrich Meyer, a student of master landscape architect Lenne, designer of the Tiergarten). Originally a private park, it was later used for scientific research. The Humboldt University’s Institute of Biology now cares for the large collection of trees (arbor is the Latin word for tree), as well as the wealth of other plants, bushes and herbs which can be found in the garden. A system of paths and informative signposts guide the visitor through the garden.
Archenhold-SternwarteDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: 9.1mi / 14.6km
Alt-Treptow 1 , Berlin , 12435
+49 30 42 18 450
The observatory was founded in 1896, in the heyday of astronomy. Its major claim to fame is having the largest telescope in the world, a 21 metre mammoth built by Friedrich Simon Archenhold, after whom the observatory is named. In 1915, Albert Einstein gave his first public lecture on the theory of relativity here. The museum encompasses two permanent exhibitions on the history and instruments of astronomy. A stargazer’s paradise – may the force be with you! Admission costs around EUR3.
Arkaden am Potsdamer PlatzDistance from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: 13.1mi / 21.1km
Alte Potsdamer Straße 7 Tiergarten , Berlin , 10117
+49 30 255 92 70
Built under the direction of star architect Renzo Piano, the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden is Berlin’s flagship shopping centre. The interior – a long, airy passageway spread out over several floors – is impressive, no matter what you may think of the ultra-modern design. The mall houses about 120 shops and 16 places to eat, most of which are not unusual in themselves and can be found all over town, but there is the odd gem, such as a Japanese hairdressing salon. The Arkaden is simply one of those places which you must see at least once.