Berlin Tegel “Otto Lilienthal” Airport (TXL) is one of the two international airports of Berlin. It is located in Tegel, around 5 miles (8 km) northwest from central Berlin. The other main airport in Berlin is Schönefeld, which we wrote a separate guide for in our how to get from Schönefeld airport to central Berlin. Note that from around 2020(ish!) ...Read More
Queer. A word that used to be used negatively, but now reclaimed by us to form one of the letters in our LGBTQIA umbrella – a word to describe individuals who challenge both gender and sexuality, who see gender identity & sexual orientation as overlapping and interconnected. We met Finn Ballard during our adventures discovering the gay bars ...Read More
“Du bist verrückt mein Kind, du mußt nach Berlin.” (“You are crazy, my child. You must go to Berlin.”) So said one of the great composers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz von Suppe (1819-1895) during a time when Berlin was so famous for its liberal attitude and sexual freedom. Even after the Nazi era and the hard ...Read More
Berlin is super gay. Gayness is so well accepted in every aspect of society that you’ll find sprinkles of it everywhere. Schöneberg is the heart of the gay community and has been since the 1920s when it became the first ever gay village – in the world. Although it was all heavily repressed during the Nazi era, it was reborn ...Read More
Schönefeld (or Schoenefeld) is one of the two international airports for Berlin and the one you’re most likely to arrive at if you fly in with any of the low cost airlines like Easyjet, Condor and Ryanair. Schönefeld airport (or SFX) is located in the southeastern end of Berlin, 18km from the centre. It will be ...Read More
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