Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Berlin Tempelhof Airport by Reading Tom, shared via CC BY 2.0

Tempelhof Airport was one of the first airports in Berlin, Germany, operating from 1923 until 2008. It was known for its iconic pre-World War II architecture, its role in the Berlin Airlift, and for having the then-world’s smallest duty-free shop.

The airport closed in 2008 after a referendum and despite protests to keep it open. The former airfield has since been converted into a recreational space called Tempelhofer Feld while the airport has also been used for Formula E races, and Tempelhof Sounds, a three-day rock music event.

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