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Old 30th Apr 2015, 22:34
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I'm night stopping in SXF soon and I've not been to Berlin before. My hotel is pretty close to the airport (best western standard crew accommodation hotel). Any suggestions/recommendations on how to get into town and what is best to see/do when I get there?

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Old 1st May 2015, 16:54
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Berlin probably has the worlds best public transport.

There is a S Bahn line from SXF to several big inner city interchanges -Alexander Platz probably the nearest. S Bahn is assort of mixed elevated /underground system spacious and comfortable though and very cheap probably cost you about 8 Euros to the city centre and takes about 40 mins

As for the City depends what you want to do but the former East is much more happening than the former West . Once in the city proper easy to get anywhere an if you have a few days a few good things to see with the combined discount card transport card sold all over the place by English speaking outlets. Great city.

Sorry I couldn't be more specific but at least you know transport is easy.
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Late response but maybe helpful for other Berlin visitors:
You can take the red double-decker "Deutsche Bahn" commuter trains from SXF to downtown Berlin as well. They are the same price but are slightly faster since they stop only a few times. You could go to Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstr. or Zoo for example.
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Also for future visitors:

If you're keen to do something aviation related on a Berlin layover then a tour of the terminal at Tempelhof is about €15 and takes about an hour with regular starting times and English options available. Well worth it. If you have a good day then just getting yourself to Tempelhoff park is a good idea too, you can walk freely over a huge area, including the runways and plenty of former taxiways, all still in place with information signs dotted around the place.
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And don't miss former RAF Gatow please, now home of the Luftwaffe museum. You'll find a "twin" airplane collection there inherited from both east and west.

english language link:
START - Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin- Gatow

And there is the smaller Alliiertenmuseum:
http://www.alliiertenmuseum.de/en/home.html

A bit south of Berlin and SXF you can tour the former Soviet Forces Germany HQ (and Wehrmacht and Reichswehr before) at Wünsdorf. Make sure to check the bunker tours:
http://buecherstadt.com/de/bunker/
There is a small separate museum too:
http://www.garnisonsmuseum-wuensdorf.eu

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I remember the good old days when anyone visiting was able to meet up with the awesome Flugholm before be left for control towers and airports greener!
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My last two flights as a professional pilot were to SXF and return but never had a chance to visit the city (operated to SXF many times, and earlier into TXL). The foregoing info tempts me to plan a visit, perhaps when it's a bit warmer.
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 08:11
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This is how to get to Gatow:
YOUR VISIT - Militärhistorisches Museum Flugplatz Berlin- Gatow

And please don't miss Edi's advice above to have a walk over now closed Tempelhof airport, including the runways. It has become some huge public park with kitesurfers and thousands of people spending time there. The outside walk is free. Still sad to see it closed now.

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You a re right about t he weather but Berlin is great city to visit especially if you are odl enough to remember what it symbolised.

For a light hearted history lesson-well not completely light hearted vist the life in the DDR museum and have lunch in the DDR restaurant-food and service are fine but its a novel setting. For the more serious we have all ehard of Prinz Albrecht Strasse site of Gestapo HQ. Its not there now but what remains is a very good and thought provoking memorial .

Great public transport and the East is much more fun than the West
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 12:39
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Some other good downtown museum with a large but somewhat cramped aerospace collection:
Deutsches Technikmuseum - Aerospace
Think of a treehugger version of IWM.

If you are looking for those cold war moments (not aviation related) check the Stasi museum at their former HQ: Stasimuseum Berlin in der Zentrale des MfS

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