As you step off the plane at Berlin Tegel Airport, a world of sightseeing opportunities awaits.
Buzzing Berlin, the capital of Germany, is a treasure trove of historic and cultural wonder.
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From Berlin Tegel Airport (via Saatwinkler Damm) it’s just a 25-minute drive to the city, where a wealth of fascinating sights awaits. Whether you’re in the mood for entertainment, culture or fine dining, Berlin has something to please you.
Start your sightseeing excursion at Berlin Cathedral. With its impressive dome, this charming structure in the northern section of Museum Island is a definite must-see.
As the name suggests, the cultural hub is home to many of the city’s museums and galleries. The Altes Museum (Museum of the Ancient World) exhibits a number of interesting displays, including a fascinating collection of classical antiquities. Art lovers should head to Alte Nationalgalerie (the Old National Gallery), showcasing an expansive collection of artworks from the 18th and 19th century.
Charlottenburg Palace (also referred to as the Old Palace) is also worth adding to your must-see list. Originally built as a summer residence for the first queen of Prussia, it’s an incredibly impressive building both inside and out.
For a birds-eye view of this spectacular city, head to one of its most famous landmarks: the Berlin Television Tower. Opened in 1969, it attracts millions of visitors each year who flock to the observation deck (200m above ground) to check out the impressive panorama of this ever-changing metropolis.
A visit to the East Side Gallery – the largest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall – is a must while you’re here, as is a visit to the emblematic Brandenburg Gate.
When the hustle and bustle of city life gets too much, take a break and head to Volkspark Friedrichshain – Berlin’s oldest municipal park boasting vast grounds popular with tourists and locals.
Explore Berlin and East Germany from the comfort of your rental car.
From vibrant cities including Berlin, to peaceful lakes and mountains, East Germany has much to offer. Whether you’re looking for art and culture, outdoor pursuits, or fine dining and great bars, you’ll find all this and more in this multi-faceted region.
Around a 30-minute drive from Berlin Tegel Airport is the striking city of Potsdam. Featuring an impressive array of royal parks, museums and monuments, a number of the city’s buildings here have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Make sure you visit Neues Palace, commissioned by Frederick the Great, and Schloss Sanssouci, his summer home. If you’re looking for something different, head to the Dutch Quarter, which presents a number of delightful houses and a sprinkling of cafes, independent boutiques and craft shops.
Branitzer and Muskauer Park
Drive for around an hour and a half from Berlin Tegel Airport and you’ll be able to relax, unwind and commune with nature in Branitzer Park.
Designed in 1845, it offers explorers a pleasing maze of tree-lined paths, open spaces and peaceful lakes. The impressive stately home at Muskauer Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and just under a two-hour drive from the airport (via the A13). The lawns offer a pleasant setting for an afternoon stroll and it’s where a 200-year-old copper beech tree can be found. The nearby spa town of Bad Muskau is also worth a pit stop.
With your Avis rental car, Berlin and eastern Germany are waiting to be discovered.