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Berlin Schoenefeld Airport is one of the main gateways to Germany’s exciting capital city. It’s an important historic site too - it was the major international airport for the former East Germany.
Today, this airport is a convenient way to reach Berlin, which is 12 miles to the north. If you hire a car at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport you’ll be able to drive there in less than 30 minutes. We’re well placed to get you in a car of your choice quickly and efficiently. Our office is directly in front of the airport’s main terminal and our car park is right next door. Whether you’re visiting for work or pleasure, you’ll soon be on the road and heading for your destination.
Our car hire office at Berlin Schoenefeld also features our famous price promise. In the unlikely event that you find a lower price locally, we’ll immediately refund the difference.
Flying into Schoenefeld is one of the easiest ways to reach Berlin. The airport links directly to the capital thanks to the A113 motorway. It’s only 12 miles away, so hiring a car means you can get from Schoenefeld to Berlin very easily.
You’ll pick up your hire car from us close to the airport access road. This leads straight to a dedicated junction on the A113. The A113 links with the A100 to head straight into Berlin or with the A10, which forms a motorway loop round the city. This helps you whizz round to the part of Berlin you need to get to or to bypass the busy centre altogether.
Berlin stands in the north-east of Germany and is served by three international airports: Schoenefeld, its newer neighbour Brandenburg and Tegel, to the north-west of the city. Germany’s famous Autobahn motorway network provides links in all directions. The A13 heads south-east towards Dresden and the A9 takes you south-west to Leipzig. The A2 leads west to Magdeburg, while the A12 heads east to the Polish border. The A24 gives access northwards to the Baltic coast and the port of Hamburg.
The roads around Berlin can get busy – it is a major capital city after all – but German drivers have some of the best manners in Europe. You’ll find that the Berlin area is flat and dotted with lakes and green spaces, so there are plenty of scenic stretches of road to discover. Parking can be tricky; many spaces are designated for residents so there are few free street-parking places. Instead it’s easier to use one of the many 24-hour, secure underground or multi-storey car parks dotted around Berlin.
Driving in Germany is much the same as the rest of continental Europe. Road surfaces and signs are generally excellent and traffic often moves fairly rapidly. Some stretches of the Autobahn have no speed limits.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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The historic international airport at Schoenefeld is a convenient way of reaching Germany’s lively capital city – and a good starting point for tours of the surrounding area too.
Central Berlin is crammed with landmark attractions, but none are more famous than the iconic Berlin Wall. It was built in 1961 to divide the city into the communist east and capitalist west but was mostly demolished after reunification in 1989. Today you can visit remaining sections, viewing platforms, border fortifications and the notorious ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ crossing point where guides are dressed as Cold War soldiers.
The grand stone arch known as the Brandenberg Gate has become one of the distinctive sights of modern Germany. The central landmark was built more than 200 years ago, its famous colonnades are topped by a distinctive sculpture of ‘The Goddess of Victory’ that was once taken by Napoleonic troops and kept ‘prisoner’ in France for eight years. During the Cold War the gate overlooked the border between the two halves of the city and today stands as a national symbol of unity.
This spectacular World Heritage Site stands in the middle of the River Spree in the heart of Berlin and is home to five internationally renowned, 19th century museums. The Pergamon Museum of classical artefacts is the city’s most popular museum; Bode Museum houses even more ancient sculptures; you can discover historical treasures in the beautifully renovated Neues Museum; the Alte Nationalgalerie is packed with inspiring 19th-century paintings; and the Altes Museum houses an acclaimed collection of Roman and Greek art.
Much of the city had to be rebuilt after World War Two, so there is a lot of modern architecture to see. Guides offer walking tours of Berlin’s architecture but you can also spot many interesting examples as you drive around the city. Today Berlin is famous for its lively nightlife and by day you’ll find an enormous range of shops too. A visit to the classic KaDeWe department store is considered one of the essential Berlin experiences.
Potsdam is just an hour’s drive away but feels like a step back in time. You’ll find a city full of fabulous historic palaces. If you’ve only time to see one of them, go to Sanssouci Palace. It’s the former summer home of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia in the 18th century. The opulent home stands among formal gardens with sweeping rural views.
Or, in less than two hours, you can drive to the restored Renaissance city of Leipzig. Here you can wander through old, fairy-tale streets lined with 500-year-old houses and churches before reaching pavement cafes in the old market square. For something completely different why not spend the day on a tropical island? The enormous Tropical Islands resort is in the countryside an hour’s drive south. The huge glass dome is said to be the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world, housing a sandy beach, various warm pools, Europe’s tallest waterslide and no fewer than 50,000 trees.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.