Welcome to our exciting tour of the historic Tempelhof Airport in Berlin! The airport was once the largest in the world and played a crucial role in the city’s history during the Berlin Blockade. In fact, it became the key location for Operation ‘Air Bridge’, which saved the city. Now a reminder of that heroic time is the monument to the Air Bridge stretching upwards into the sky in the square of the same name.
Tempelhof Airport operated in Berlin for 85 consecutive years. There was a place for records (the largest building in the world at one time); and for heroism (Operation Air Bridge saved thousands of lives). From here the Americans spied on Soviet troops. It was also where most European passengers departed. Now here, in the center of the capital, is a beautiful green park which is a pleasure to run through by the real airstrip!
Today, the airport has been transformed into a beautiful park where we will have the chance to run along the longest airport building, see the famous radar tower, the commemorative American plane, run along the rails in the airport courtyard and take a closer look at the Air Bridge Monument. But the best part of this tour is that we will also run along the real airstrip! Imagine yourself standing where planes once took off and landed, feeling the wind in your hair and the excitement of history all around you.