Family festival at BER - Airport opens its doors to the public

06.09.2013

Berlin Brandenburg Airport is inviting families to a festival at the airport on the weekend of 14 and 15 September 2013. Visitors can expect a varied and informative programme of events surrounding the future airport.

"We aim to give everyone in Berlin and Brandenburg interested in BER the opportunity to get to know the new airport first hand," said Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. "At our family festival we will be opening the doors of BER to the public, offering tours of the terminal and the airport grounds as well as an informative programme including film and photo presentations live on stage. This will give visitors the chance to obtain information on site."

A diverse programme of events

The BER family festival will take place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., starting at Willy-Brandt-Platz in Airport City and going through Arrivals at BER to Departures right outside the terminal. A varied programme of events awaits, including music, entertainment and useful information on BER and aviation in general. A tour of the terminal, a look inside the train station, free tours of the airport grounds and a stage programme will provide a wealth of information on BER. Numerous exhibitors will present the latest technologies and offer an insight into airport operations. The airport's fire and police service, plus GlobeGround, will be present with vehicles and helicopters. A family-friendly programme in Airport City and outside the terminal, helicopter rides and other exciting aviation attractions complete the programme.

Arriving by car, parking

The family festival at Berlin Brandenburg Airport is quick and easy to reach by car. The motorway exit from the A113 runs via Schönefelder Allee directly to Airport City and the terminal. The A113 is conveniently connected to the A100 autobahn and the A10 outer motorway ring. Plenty of parking spaces are available in multi-storey car parks P7 and P8 in Airport City. The way to the event and the multi-storey car parks will be signposted from the motorway. To plan your journey using a SAT NAV, please enter the following address: Brunolf-Baade-Straße 1 or 2, 12529 Schönefeld.

Arriving by public transport

A free shuttle service will be operated from Schönefeld to take you to and from the airport. The shuttle bus stop will be signposted from Schönefeld train station and the airport terminal SXF. The shuttle buses will depart at short, regular intervals from Schönefeld to the event location at BER. The first shuttle bus leaves at 9 a.m. Visitors may leave the event at any time. The last shuttle bus from the event leaves at 7 p.m. (one hour after the event ends).

Infotower

The Infotower will be open on both days and freely accessible between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Important information

We recommend wearing comfortable footwear. Animals are not allowed at the event for safety reasons.

Information for media representatives

You are more than welcome to report on the family festival at BER. You can accompany all tours offered and shoot films or photographs. Should you have any further requests, please contact us in advance. You will find press office contacts of the airport company in the press tent on the Departures level to the north of the airport approach.
Contact
Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070