Thursday

Airport Tempelhof Berlin

Farin Urlaub, Bela B and Rod (former member Sahnie) have been around as the band Die Ärzte (the GPs in English) for the last thirty years. They are hugely popular in German speaking countries and there are insane cult followings in Germany. I am happy to be part of it. Last weekend I went to a concert of the band at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. Until 2008 it was one of the airports in Berlin, it is now closed for air traffic. Today it is a public park, events are held here, and people go kiting, have a picnic or do some walking or bicycling.

The terminal built in typical Nazi monumental style is a bit over 1,000 meters long and until today remains a monument to the Berlin Airlift of 1948 to 1949. The runway is about 2,000 m long and there is only one word to describe it best if you are a pedestrian and not a jet, it is vast. There were 45,000 people in the audience at the concert, but it seemed there was still endless unused space.

I am glad I went to the park known as Tempelhofer Freiheit (Tempelhof freedom in english)  before it is going to change into something totally different ... you never know, it is Berlin after all.



Platz der Luftbrücke
12101 Berlin

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