Delta Charlie Lima Hotel, auf Wiedersehen! That was the final call from the last airplane that took off on the closing day of Tempelhof airport, the 30th of October 2008 two minutes before midnight. Today Tempelhof is used for recreational purposes.
Someone who doesn't have a garden can get a big flower bed to grow plants in, at the moment there are 170 boxes, and more is to come. Every year there are different festivals and fairs, such as Berlin Festival, Bread and Butter and the DMY international design festival. It's also possible to do a guided tour to see the building from inside and part of the huge underground area.
The airport Tempelhof was designed by the architect Ernst Sagebiel in neoclassicist style, the Olympia Stadion is also built in this style, and was ready 1941, and is one of the largest buildings worldwide by floor space.
In 1948 when West Berlin was isolated from the former Soviet union, the airport functioned as an air bridge where the allies landed every 90 second, bringing fuel and food for the West Berliners. The airplanes were called Rosinenbomber, raisin bomber, by German children because some of the pilots threw out raisins and sweets from the cockpit, sailing towards the ground in parachutes made out of hanker chiefs.
The sunset at Tempelhof airport is amazing. You can visit some of the nice cafes or bars in the upcoming Schillerkiez. For example the bar and gallery Engel.
- Flughafen Tempelhof
- Platz der Luftbrücke 5
- 12101 Berlin (Tempelhof)
- Opening hours
- Usually from sunrise to sunset,check out the website for info
- Wheelchair access
- ✔ Limited