Guide to Berlin Tegel Airport

Contributors: Felix
Updated Saturday 17th December, 2011

ICAO Code: EDDT
IATA Code: TXL

Latitude: N52° 33' 27"
Longitude E13° 17' 19"

Sunrise Today: 05:58
Sunset Today: 20:20

Tegel is the last remaining City Airport in Berlin and will be closed on the 2nd of June 2012.
AirBerlin is the dominating airline, followed by Lufthansa. Lufthansa is operating routes to european cities, no intercontinental routes (United is flying to EWR with a B757 or B767 in the morning).
AirBerlin is flying many routes to european airports and some intercontinental routes as well, e.g. to Bangkok, New York or Miami, those flights are operated by an A330-200.
The other long haul flights are:
-Qatar Airways flying to Doha (Airbus A320)
-Hainan Airlines is flying to Peking (Airbus A330-200)
-MIAT Mongolian Airlines is flying to Ulan Bator (Boeing B767-300 or Boeing B737-800)
-Royal Jordanian is flying to Amman (A319 or A320)
The common european airlines are also present at the airport (e.g. Air France, Iberia, British Airways).

You won't be stopped by the police, but they will probably talk to you when there's a big governmental visit.

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Berlin Tegel Airport Weather

All times on the weather descriptions are local

Observed at 02:00 - (9 days 2 hrs ago)


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Movements

A sample of the upcoming movements for Berlin Tegel.

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Photo Spot Spot A - Viewing Area

On the top of the terminal is the official viewing area. You have a good view at the apron and you can see nearly everything what's moving round the airport.
Actually, you need to pay EUR2 entrance fee and you have to go through a security check.
A 70-300mm lens will do.
The viewing area is opened from 8AM to 8PM during summertime, and from 10AM to 4PM during wintertime.
Please note: Due to snow and ice, the area will be closed, so look after that if you want to visit during the winter.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N52° 33' 18" (N52° 33.293')
Longitude: E13° 17' 23" (E13° 17.389')

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Photo 42661
Focal Length: 400mm
Photo 42660
Focal Length: 123mm
Photo 34476
Focal Length: 154mm
Photo 34465
Focal Length: 300mm

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Photo Spot Spot B - 08L Arrivals

You can walk through the Jungfernheide forrest and look for a good position for approach shots. You can also see the aircrafts lining up on 08L (through the crash gate, only heavies, very hazy in summertime) and the stored Lufthansa B707.
You'll need around 50-150mm for approaching aircrafts.
The best option to get there is by bike or by bus, it's not so easy to find a parking space.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N52° 33' 18" (N52° 33.301')
Longitude: E13° 15' 22" (E13° 15.374')

Photos

Photo 39212
Focal Length: 75mm
Photo 30082
Focal Length: 65mm
Photo 30021
Focal Length: 90mm
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Focal Length: 90mm

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Photo Spot Spot C - Parking level - "Praktiker"

You have good view at aircrafts approaching RWY26R from the "Praktiker" parking level.
A 70-300mm lens will be good, the light conditions are good during daytime (you should change your position in the evening).

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N52° 33' 40" (N52° 33.668')
Longitude: E13° 19' 42" (E13° 19.692')

Photos

Photo 42669
Focal Length: 170mm
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Photo Spot Spot D - Meteorstraße

You can walk up a small embankment, overlooking the highway and a part of the airport. You can get good Line-Up shots (in the morning) and good landing shots in the evening. You'll need a 50-400mm lens, due to the very different perspectives (Line-Up 26L is far away, 26R approach is really close).

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N52° 33' 51" (N52° 33.851')
Longitude: E13° 18' 56" (E13° 18.932')

Photos

Photo 42676
Focal Length: 53mm
Photo 39221
Focal Length: 160mm
Photo 36096
Focal Length: 320mm
Photo 36095
Focal Length: 350mm

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Photo Spot Spot E - Forest track northwest of the airport

You can walk along the fence and take shots of aircrafts lining up RWY08L and landing RWY08L.
Governmental planes will use the taxiway very close to the fence as they are handled in the north of the airport.
Note: Light is only good at the evening (you're facing south).
You'll need 20mm for bigger aircrafts at the taxiway in front of you, and a bit more for approaching aircrafts or aircrafts coming from the southern, civil terminal.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N52° 33' 38" (N52° 33.628')
Longitude: E13° 15' 53" (E13° 15.89')

Photos

Photo 42666
Focal Length: 130mm
Photo 30229
Focal Length: 179mm
Photo 29637
Focal Length: 96mm

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Comments Comments About This Airport / Guide

Posted by: Levente Hungary
Friday 28th June, 2013 at 11:39 GMT
Hello everybody, there is actual an another good spotting place, located southwest from TXL, and nord from "Adlerweg" street (http://goo.gl/maps/tEtTr). Entrance is from "An der Mäckeritzbrücke" street, you can place your car, and then go in on foot. There are some tinny windows on the wall, it's the closest place to runway 08L. And TXL is still open. :)
Posted by: Roberto Alpizar Costa Rica
Monday 31st December, 2012 at 06:43 GMT
Hello everyone, I will be going to TXL on February 4th, is there any chance to do plane spotting in winter?
Posted by: Helena Mikas Germany
Friday 25th May, 2012 at 15:53 GMT
I am an absolute lover of TXL .Having flown around world and used many airports I have to say that TXL shows the truth in the saying small is often beautiful .and it is extremely user friendly .Days spent there are enjoyable and the quite efficient calm of the place is superb .Am pleased it has another years life and trust sense and public opinion will prevail and it may remain open .Built so long agon it is still in superb condition . The cleanliness , efficiency and sheer professionalism are TXL . Enlarge TXL please for European flights and let the new airport deal with long haul .

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