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April 30, 2011 11:37 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend and I are going to have a five-hour layover in Berlin on Tuesday morning. Would that be enough time to leave the airport and grab breakfast somewhere? And if so, where should we go?
posted by evidenceofabsence to travel & transportation around Berlin, Germany (10 answers total)
Details: If our flight lands on time at Tegel, we'll be in Berlin between 7 a.m. and noon. We're US-ians, so we'd need to go through customs both exiting and reentering the airport. I really like the idea of leaving the airport for a spell, if only to get an additional passport stamp, and maybe ride on the S-Bahn or U-Bahn. But it would be really great if my boyfriend and I could grab some non-airport food, whether it be a sit-down breakfast, or just coffee and pastries.
So is it doable (and if so, any recommendations as to where to go, and what to eat)? Or is this a terrible, terrible idea?
We're going to have the same situation on the way back, but in Dusseldorf. The boyfriend says that the Dusseldorf airport isn't particularly near the city, so a mad breakfast scramble isn't in order. Please let me know if it would be possible though. (Terrible ideas, I am full of them.)
Bonus question: Have you ever flown Air Berlin? How are they, as an airline, both in terms of safety, and hassle? I know it's a budget airline, but I'm hoping we aren't going to be dealing with a Ryan Air level of suck.