Berlin Tempelhof Airport Passenger Reviews and Traveller Reports
BERLIN TEMPELHOF AIRPORT review : 25
September 2008 : by Peter Cullen
Customer Rating : 5/5
I used Tempelhof for the first (and I guess last) time last week. It is wonderful - why are modern
airports not like this? The history and architecture are fabulous of course, but it also works
incredibly well - admittedly having so few flights means nothing is really under pressure. As noted
elsewhere, public transport links are excellent, one can be in the city centre within 15 minutes of
walking off the plane. From the departure lounge to seat on the aircraft takes less than a minute. I
guess it is an anachronism in the 21st century, but it is sad to say goodbye to an airport with real
BERLIN TEMPELHOF AIRPORT review : 7 June 2008 : by Lisa Sanders
Customer Rating : 5/5
Templehof is a dream. The architecture is beautiful and the departure hall is stunning. Some of the
original features can be found, a true jewel. It oozes nostalgia and would be a tragedy to lose such
a wonderful piece of history. The most civilised journey I've embarked on to date was Templehof to
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by W Wynants
16 December 2007 Customer Rating :
This post World War II airbridge landmark is probably the best airport location worldwide. Nowadays
it is called Zentral Flughafen and that is because the U-bahn is only a 3-minute walk . From here it
only takes minutes to get anywhere in the city. The terminal is completely outdated but very
charming: Planes park literally in the terminal and boarding and deboarding happen always dry thanks
to the roof of the hangar. The toilets are clean, there is a delishop/bar and all major car rental
companies have a desk. Unfortunately THF is not smoke free, passengers still smoke in the smoking
area of the already small waiting areas at the gates.
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Matthew Ross
16 November 2007 Customer Rating :
Very convenient for the city centre. Unfortunately, there are a limited number of routes (but
Brussels Airlines offers a good service several times per day). The advantage is that the airport is
uncrowded - at times almost deserted. I regret that it is now living on borrowed time. There is a
Berlin Underground (U-Bahn) station nearby, but there are quite a few steps - so it is difficult for
passengers travelling with luggage, let alone disabled travellers.
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Lars Dunn
30 March 2006 Customer Rating : n/a
I was surprised when I arrived at Berlin Tempelhof how small the airport
was. However the facilities are there although in a small scale, and the
airport is relatively clean and friendly. Not a bad airport, just a bit
out of date.
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Declan Bourke
8 November 2005
I travelled from Berlin Tempelhof on 5/11/05. I arrived at the airport
at 8.30 for a 10.55 flight. I have never experienced a more chaotic
airport. When I finally cleared the initial security screening and
checked in for my flight I commenced queuing once more, the queue which
was very slow became absolutely chaotic when people entered the queue
from the sides and no airport staff or security staff intervened. The
entire experience showed a level of inability in the security or airport
staff to ensure orderly queuing and safety of passengers. I will be
very reluctant to use this airport again.
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Jens Mueller
21 March 2005
Oldest airport that is still in use, but great!
The mother of all airports has an impressive architecture, huge size and is very close to the city.
Unfortunately, SN Brussels airlines is the only largest airline flying there, together with some
Unfortunately, they want to close it in the next years but the building will not be destroyed.
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Hans Berschneider
15 April 2004
Tempelhof is Berlin's pre WWII airport and is one of the older operational airports in Europe, It's
an arrchitectural treasure. It's also a friendly, nice and peaceful airport. Unfortunately they are
going to shut it down in the next few years because of lack of travel demand and because it is in
the located in the middle of a densely populated residential area.
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Mark Evans
31 October 2003
One for the historians of airport architecture, a real time-warp from the 1960s and earlier. This
was the original pre-WW2 Berlin airport. The paucity of flights serving Tempelhof make for a very
stress-free environment. Emerging from the terminal, one finds oneself in an ordinary residential
street, the facade of the terminal blending in with the neighbouring apartment blocks. The U-Bahn
station is just 300 m away, and one is in the heart of Berlin cheaply and in double-quick time. But
look again at that facade, towards the top: there's a gap. Wasn't that where the old regime's
notorious symbol used to stand?
Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Christian Seefeldt
30 October 2003
Easy to get there - free parking just in front of it - super fast check in and so on. It took me 10 minutes from the moment I parked my car to the lounge.
Highly recommended. The only problem is, nearly no flights leaving here !!
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