has a well organised transport network of road,
rail and air. Though there are close to six hundred
domestic and small airports, for travel within
the country it is advisable to use road and rail
transport systems. Arrival at German airports
is relatively hassle free, but departing passengers
are closely scrutinised and security is very tight.
German airports are fairly similar to other European
and American airports. The major German airports
feature duty-free shops, restaurants, bars, car
rental agencies, conference centres, banks, post
offices, and medical facilities.
The major airports in northern Germany are:
– Berlin has three main airports; Tegel,
Schönefeld and Tempelhof. Tegel is Berlin’s
main international airport handling the bulk of
foreign visitors and travellers. Schönefeld
was the primary airport for East Berlin but now
flights to Europe and Asian countries pass through
here as well as many charter flights. Tempelhof
airport handles most short haul and charter flights
- In terms of passenger figures, Hamburg Airport
is the fifth largest of Germany’s sixteen
commercial airports. Around 60 airlines fly direct
from Hamburg to 114 destinations world-wide. The
airport offers the tourist convenient facilities
like hotel booking from the airport lounge and
special VIP and business services.
– Langenhagen International Airport in Hannover
is a large international airport with three terminals.
It is situated 11km north of downtown Hanover,
the capital of Lower-Saxony, Germany. It is the
eighth largest airport in Germany. Most traffic
runs through Frankfurt airport, but there are
direct flights available too.
– The airport is approximately 4Km away
from the city. The airport has a large car park
and special facilities for the disabled. Airport
facilities include a duty-free shop, bank, currency
exchange office, conference centre, car rental
and hotel reservation.
– Düsseldorf airport is located 10Km
north of the city. Airport facilities include
a duty-free shop, bank, medical facilities, post
office, restaurant, snack, tourist information,
car rental and conference rooms.
- The airport is a multiport building accommodating
both rail and road transport in addition to an
air terminal. Rail and road traffic is accommodated
on two levels directly beneath the Check-in Hall.
The lowest level accommodates long distance rail
while the middle level has a roadway for cars
– Münster airport is located 25Km from
the city Airport facilities include a duty-free
shop. The airport is served by all domestic and