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"Flughafen (Airport) Tempelhof" History - Cold War Tip by sabsi

History - Cold War, Berlin: 56 reviews and 129 photos

  During the "Luftbrücke"
by sabsi

This is the oldest airport in Berlin. It's just a regional one nowadays though because it's in the middle of the city and rather old.

The architecture of the place is terrible (nazi-style) but outside there is a memorial of the 'Luftbruecke' ("air bridge"). During this 11 month blockage of Berlin by the Sovjets in 1948/49 the people of Berlin were provided with food from the air by the allies. You can see two of those planes (which are called 'Rosinenbomber' here - which means raisin bomber) outside the airport building.

Directions: In Tempelhof, which is also the name of a part of town.

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2003
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