Each of my stay at the airport Berlin Tegel is associated with something that saves on longer. But perhaps it is not a question of the airport and just the climate of Berlin.
It happens to me from time to time to fly the connected flight. The theoretical advantage of such a trip is the lower price per ticket compared to a direct flight. When, however, you add other costs it is not so great anymore, but never mind. On the Tegel, I had a change of such a flight. Destination port was, Franz Josef Strauss airport in Munich. And when I realized how much time I have and how far I have to come to get to the right gate in proper terminal I was very glad that I often run. Running between terminals was not more of a challenge, but when I saw a queue to the gates, I felt the heat. Fortunately, I came across good people that let me through. Well, the Germans are great people, trust me.
In all this I realized that travels between the terminal A and C are a constant element of my stays at Tegel by the way.
Last time when I was at the airport Tegel during the com back to Warsaw I had the opportunity to see firsthand how the additional check on the gates. And no, it was not I was the subject of control, nor even the noise alarmed guards. My electric devices were chosen to be controlled and I had a chance to observe the proccess. The test finished positively for me and my devices and I could go to gate.
At the airport Tegel in Terminal A I broke all the rules of man trying to get fit and I visited the Burger King, repeating myself – relax, you will burn that calories running on the treadmill. It was the strangest BK I’ve been to. Small, cramped, with an incredible number of customers entering, ordering, eating and disappearing somewhere in the corridors of Tegel Airport. I cleverly took the place first, and then I ordered. While I was eating I was repeating to myself that I will burn it out, and I felt like my clothes are absorbing the smell of oil which were used to fried potato chips. Did I write smell?
Aside from all my fun adventures, Tegel and perhaps most German airports, or maybe the whole of Germany are the places where is the rule – Ordnung muss sein. Everything is well marked; everywhere you can hit without any problems – although between terminals is part of the way – and many dining options you have. By the way, you can drink the best beer in the world there (every German beer is the best in the world). Maybe the toilets are not full German standard, at least, the ones in the terminal C. In any other part of the world it would be ok, but in Germany, my expectations are higher, and it is the “fault” of the Germans themselves 🙂
On the way to gate you can, of course, visit duty-free zone that is “duty-free” only when you travelling outside EU. Nevertheless, you can buy souvenirs like Rhenish wine, the best beer in the world in sets, and even classical “wurst” in a tin.
Access to the airport and from the airport – as in Germany – is an easy and obvious. The cost of a taxi from the center (eg. from near Brandenburg Gate) is more or less 25-30 EUR. More recently, in Germany (at least in Berlin) there is a law that make taxi drivers to receive payments by credit cards. And if in Germany it is written in law, is it really valid.
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