World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Tempelhof Airport

Listed under Industrial in Berlin, Germany.

  • Photo of Tempelhof Airport
  • Photo of Tempelhof Airport
  • Photo of Tempelhof Airport
Photo of Tempelhof Airport
Photo by Sherry Ott
Pin It

A blanket of snow covered the vast, flat runway – there would be no planes taking off today. Actually – there will be no planes taking off from Tempelhof airport ever again. The famous airport that was used during world wars and the cold war was shut down in 2008 – but it’s legacy lives on in various ways.

You can easily learn about all of the fascinating history of Tempelhof - from its beginnings to WWII, to Cold War airlift, to commercial airport. I was led around the airport by Martin, one of the PR people from Tempelhof Projekt – a company the Berlin parliament founded in 2010 to manage the urban development project. The overall plan focuses on social, cultural and economic diversity in the development. Currently there are really two sections to this project – the Airport buildings and the Airport park/runways/green space. There are over 9,000 rooms in the various airport buildings as well as some large open spaces that are truly unique such as the Apron, the plane hangars, a basketball court , bowling alley, and the main hall. The buildings are already kept up and used for business trade shows, concerts, conventions, and fashion shows. This unique space is perfect for earning revenue and having some truly huge events.

Read more on Ottsworld.

Written by  Sherry Ott.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Bridge over the River Kwai

    The thing about the Bridge over the River Kwai is that when it and the ’death railway’ was built by Allied prisoners of war it …

  • D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station

    'The Wouda Pumping Station at Lemmer in the province of Friesland opened in 1920. It is the largest steam-pumping station ever …

  • Völklingen Ironworks

    The ironworks, which cover some 6 ha, dominate the city of Völklingen. Although they have recently gone out of production, they…

Nearby Experiences

  • Cooking Sauerbraten at Coledampf’s and Companies

    Karina, my friend and Berlin expert, had suggested that I try out this cooking class in Kreuzberg in order to learn about some …

  • Checkpoint Charlie

    Looking not much more than a garden shed beside a thick line of white paint, it’s only when you think back to old photos of lay…

  • Berlin Philharmonic Hall

    The main entrance to the museum is marked by a tall, blue and red painted, centrally placed steel pavilion. It is approached to…

Related links

Contribute to this page