Marrakech - the pearl of the south17.09.2015
Almost like a mirage, the “Ochre City” appears before the snow-capped silhouette of the High Atlas mountains. Visitors to Marrakech experience the charm of the Orient as a unique melange of bustling city and 1001 Nights.
Thanks to its numerous architecturally important buildings, the historical part of Marrakech, which was founded in 1070, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. The innumerable attractions include markets, souks, the famous medieval marketplace and “hangman’s square” – Jemaa el-Fnaa – and the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. The mosque’s minaret is a famous landmark of Marrakech and of Morocco.
Visitors to Marrakech will find peace and quiet in one of the many riads – the traditional villas and palaces built around magnificent courtyards. Nowadays, many of them are hotels with extensive spa facilities.
The best time to travel
Due to the location of Marrakech in the country’s interior, temperatures there can exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. During the autumn months from September to November, however, visitors can enjoy the very pleasant climate, with daytime temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius and cool nights. The autumn is therefore the best season to travel.
Marrakesh Menara Airport is located around four-and-a-half kilometres from the city centre, to the southwest. It is easy to reach by public transport or taxi. The flight time from Berlin is around three-and-a-half hours.
From November 2015, SunExpress will be flying every Thursday at 03:25 from Schönefeld to Marrakech. The route will be served by a Boeing 737-800 with 189 seats.
easyJet will likewise be flying from Schönefeld to Marrakech in the winter every Tuesday and Friday at 13:30. easyJet will be operating an Airbus A320 (180 seats) or A319 (156 seats) on the route.