Berlin: No one has the intention to open an airport

When I first came to Berlin, I did not realise how complicated it is to leave this place. There are a few reasons. First of all, it is so nice you don't want to leave, second, it is very far in the east of Germany, if you take only a few steps too many, you are already in Poland. Hence, I cannot easily drive by car for a weekend trip to Paris or to the North Sea anymore but have to take a flight. The third reason is, there are no proper airports in Berlin. If I want to leave Europe I need to stop over at a bigger airport first.

Soon after I moved to Berlin I had to head back home to Australia to sort out the last bits and pieces before the big relocation. I had to fly to Frankfurt, stay overnight and travel on the next morning. At that point, I felt like I had already been on my way for a long time, but hey, the whole flight to Oztralia lay still ahead of me.

Just found this postcard, it says: No one has the intention to open an airport. It is hilarious since these words are stolen from Walter Ulbricht (politician of the GDR): No one has the intention to erect a wall. That guy used to speak in a nasal and high pitched voice. 

Apparently, I am not the only one irritated by the fact that there is no proper airport in Berlin.

Never mind. For now, I’ll hope for the best, just like everyone else does. They will open it soon (ish).

What about you? Do you also have to commute to go to the next airport, or do you live in a place which has got its own?

From Berlin With Love