Around the terminal

Berlin, 13.05.2012
Great interest amongst visitors

Around 100,000 visitors attended the open days last weekend, including Berlin's Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit, Brandenburg's Minister-President Matthias Platzeck, Airport CEO Prof. Dr. Schwarz and Airport COO Dr. Körtgen. The visitors were able to view BER from the apron and on a tour of the terminal.

Numerous exhibitors spread across a huge event site presented a varied programme on the new airport, demonstrated their latest technology and provided insights into working life at the airport. For example visitors were able to take a look inside a Condor Airbus A320 on Saturday, and inside the cockpit of a Lufthansa Airbus A319 and an Air France/KLM DC-3 on Sunday. The airport fire service also presented treasures such as its oldest fire engine alongside the latest and most noted addition to its fleet: the Panther. The Air Service Berlin offered helicopter rides over the airport, giving visitors a panoramic aerial view. Kids were able to enjoy the Lufthansa plane rally, a soapbox cart race on the apron and sports activities by Hertha BSC, Alba Berlin and 1. FC Union as well as the BER bouncy castle.

Picture gallery "Around the terminal"

  • Armin's bouncy castle at BER
  • Condor Airbus A320
  • Jetway at BER
  • Berlin police helicopter
  • Around the terminal
Building site mascot Armin delights kids with his bouncy castleThe singer of the band "Atemlos"Visitors take the opportunity to check out the Condor planeOne of 16 jetways on the main pier.As always, the Berlin police helicopter is a star attractionTour of the terminal with lots of info boardsThe big wheel is right in front of the tower on the event siteCrowds gather at the information pavilion of Berlin Brandenburg AirportA view of the event site between the impressive DFS tower and the main pierA varied programme awaits for kids, tooView of the event site "Around the terminal"A magnificent view of the event siteThe big wheel is one of many attractions.Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit on a tour of the terminal.The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, answers people's questions at BER.The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, at BERVisitors can look inside the BER check-in hall on a tour of the terminal.Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of BER, at "Around the terminal" on Saturday.The "Around the terminal" open days offer the people of Berlin and Brandenburg one last chance to wander around the terminal.The BER info desk in the midst of it allAll things aviation generate great interest amongst visitorsThe fire service presents its latest equipmentA big attraction for the kids: the plane rallyKlaus Wowereit and Prof. Dr. Rainer SchwarzWelcoming visitors to "Around the terminal"Welcoming visitors to "Around the terminal".Dr. Manfred Körtgen, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Matthias Platzeck and Dr. Udo Haase on a tour of the event site.
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