With all of the amazing history that Berlin has, getting out of your Berlin Airport Hotel is that much easier. Check out some of the best spots to go and see while you are visiting Berlin.
Berlin WallDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 6.1mi / 9.8km
Niederkircherstrasse & Bernauerstrasse, Berlin
160 kilometres of mainly fossil remains mark the end of the 28-year division of East and West. Parts of the wall have been preserved near the Hauptbahnof and the Reichstag. The East Side Gallery is the largest open-air gallery in the world where the longest remaining section has been painted in bright, optimistic colours.
Brandenburg GateDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 5.9mi / 9.5km
Unter den Linden/Strasse des 17, Juni, Berlin
Commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace, the gate was ironically embedded in the Berlin Wall and firmly locked for the duration of Communist rule. The gate now symbolises reunification and stands majestically in the centre of Berlin physically joining the two sides of the city.
Pergamon MuseumDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 6.6mi / 10.6km
Museum Island, Berlin D-10178
One of the most significant museums of ancient history in the world holding the acquisitions of nineteenth-century German archaeologists including the spectacular Pergamon Altar of Zeus(180 BC).
Open daily 10.00 am to 6:00 pm.
New National GalleryDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 5.8mi / 9.3km
Potsdamerstrasse 50, Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2666
Cityscapes by Otto Dix and George Grosz highlight this comprehensive collection of German paintings.
Open: Tuesday to Friday, 09:00am to 5:00pm. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Zoological GardenDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 6.4mi / 10.2km
Hardenbergplatz 8, Berlin D-10787
Tel: +49 30 2540 10
Notable modern zoo where animals are housed in enclosures simulating their natural habitat. Set in the peaceful wooded Tirgarten, beside the peaceful LandwehrKanal.
Open: Daily, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Jüdisches Museum Berlin / Jewish Museum BerlinDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 12.2mi / 19.7km
Lindenstr. 9-14, D – 10969, Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2599 3410 Fax: +49 30 2599 3411
An extensive collection of artefacts documenting the tragic history of the German Jewish community. Various artworks including sculpture, painting and design offer an artistic impression of the Jewish cause.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 8:00 pm. Admission is free.
Checkpoint Charlie MuseumDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 6.9mi / 11.2km
Friedrichstrasse 44, Berlin D-10117
Tel: +49 30 2511 301
A museum using film and photographs to illustrate the history of the Berlin Wall. Upstairs there are exhibitions with a focus on various human rights issues.
Open: Daily, 09:00am to 10:00pm.
German History Museum
German History MuseumDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 7.1mi / 11.4km
Unter den Linden 2, Berlin D-10117
Tel: +49 22 2215 020
Housed in one of Germany’s finest Baroque buildings, the old Prussian arsenal, this museum has exhibitions marking all aspects of German history.
Thursday to Tuesday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
Egyptian MuseumDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 6.9mi / 11.1km
Schloss-Strasse 70, Berlin D-14059
Tel: +49 30 3209 11
This museum houses an extensive collection of Egyptian art including the 3300 year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti.
Open: Monday to Thursday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm and
Fri day to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Cultural ForumDistance from Berlin Tegel Airport: 5.7mi / 9.2km
Matthäikirchstrasse 1, Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2548 8132
A complex of museums, galleries and libraries including the Philharmonic Hall, home to the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.