All day, every day
Berlin is Europe’s equivalent of the ‘City that Never Sleeps’. Why not search for cheap flights to Berlin with Netflights and be entertained almost every hour of the day, every day of the year? The Museum of Natural History is a must-see, with cool exhibitions like Tristan, the only original T-Rex skeleton in Europe. Museum Island has five separate museums on one island, the highlights being the bust of Nefertiti, the Pergammon Altar and Ishtar Gate. No tour of Berlin would be complete without a visit to the TV Tower with its panoramic views of the city, the Famous Brandenburg Gate or the iconic Reichstag parliament building.
Shop ‘till you drop
Berlin also caters for your shopping addiction; shop-lined streets (check out Kurfürstendamm, Berlin’s answer to the Champs-Elysées), shopping centres and malls as well as more traditional markets. And when the sun goes down, Berlin bursts into life. There are many classic and modern restaurants to choose from with tastes that suit every palate. Afterwards, wash down your food with a delicious cocktail or craft beer in one of Berlin’s myriad of bars, and then head out and party until the sun comes up.
When to go
Peak Season is in the summer months, particularly July and August. The festival months, as well as Christmas time can also be popular. Flight and Hotel prices are more expensive over these times and the attractions and shops can be bustling. Use Netflights to find the best deal for your Berlin flights and more.
July and August tend to have the best weather, with warm days (up to 23 degrees Celsius) and nights but you can often get some rainy days. May, June, September and October offer plenty of festivals and a more authentic experience with cooler but more predictable weather. Winters are quiet and cold, with sub-zero temperatures.
Berlin is a year-round destination, but the highlights are the Berlin Fashion Week in January, the Berlin Film Festival in February and various shows and exhibitions throughout the year. Don’t forget the Christmas markets; some of the best in Europe can be found in Berlin. Use Netflights to compare prices and find the best deals.
Airports and airlines
Netflights offers the benefit of comparing cheap flights to Berlin Tegel International Airport (TXL) from multiple destinations and with multiple international airlines. Like most destinations, it is cheaper to book in advance to secure the best price, but there are sometimes cheap last-minute flights to be found.
Tegel Airport (TXO)
Netflights offers daily direct flights to Tegel Airport from London Gatwick and Heathrow. Tegel (TXO) is situated within the city limits, eight kilometres north-west of Zoologischer Garten and thirteen kilometres north-west of Alexanderplatz. It is an important transfer hub for Air Berlin as well as a focus city for Lufthansa and Eurowings. Use the Netflights Comparison tool to find the best deals on direct flights and hotels. View more flights to Tegel Airport.
Getting around Tegel Airport
Tegel airport is relatively small and consists of five terminals that share the building. Terminals A and B are in the main part of the building. Terminal A features 14 Jet Bridges and 16 check-in desks and is used by all the major airlines. Terminals C and D are to the right and left of Terminal A respectively, while Terminal is on the lower level.
Getting to the city from Tegel Airport
Tegel International Airport is served directly by bus and taxi only. Buy bus tickets from official transport staff, from vending machines at the bus stop or directly from the bus driver (change is given). Bus tickets are reasonably affordable. Alternatively, you can use Netflights to search for good deals on car hire.
Don't forget before you fly
As Berlin is part of Germany and therefore the EU, British passport holders do not require a visa when taking a return flight to Berlin with Netflights (for stays under 90 days) whilst the UK remains a member of the EU. They also do not require any travel vaccinations.