Experience award-winning service from Melbourne to Berlin with Qatar Airways, and enjoy plenty of seat space and delicious cuisine. Long-haul flying becomes a real pleasure with such dedicated attention to the finer details.
Berlin has been resurrected so many times that it can be a dizzying experience tracing its eventful and complex history. That history is obvious in stunning monuments like the Brandenburg Gate, and the city’s museums and art galleries are packed with treasures. Exclusive shopping malls and plush haute cuisine restaurants are thriving here too, and when you’re not visiting the Berlin Wall you can enjoy the great café culture on offer.
This award-winning airport is one of the most popular in Australia, taking business and leisure travellers to destinations all over the globe. Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne take you to our hub in Doha, and the sheer comfort and luxury of Melbourne Airport means that your journey is a pleasure from the very start.
Aboriginal art decorates the airport terminals, while modern shopping options provide you with those last-minute gifts and souvenirs.
Transportation and parking
Short-term parking is available close to the main terminal, while longer-term options are also available. Business parking is just a few metres from the main building, and pick-up and drop-off points are located outside the main entrances.
A bus service runs from the long-term parking area to the main terminal. The Skybus to, and from, the airport runs from the city centre every 15 minutes, while other bus services run throughout the day. Taxis are plentiful, and a pre-book limousine service and car rental are also on offer.
Arriving in Melbourne
Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne depart from Terminal 2, which handles all outbound international flights. An expansion scheme was completed in 2012, providing greater space for retail outlets and passenger lounges.
Because Qatar Airways uses the new A380 Airbus, most departures will be from Gate 9 and11.
Facilities and amenities
The Air Lounge in Terminal 2 offers passengers a relaxing location to grab a quick bite before boarding their Qatar Airways flight from Melbourne.
A number of Australian produce outlets are also located in Terminal 2, as well as luxury accessories retailers and shops selling everything from surfing paraphernalia to perfumes and watches. There is also a large number of food options, from small cafés to excellent restaurants serving international cuisine.
One of Berlin’s 96 districts, Tegel is best known as the location for Berlin’s main international airport. Flights to Berlin with Qatar Airways arrive here, opening up the heart of Germany to visitors.
Journey a little further into Berlin and you’ll quickly discover that this city is a patchwork of individual districts, each with their own very distinctive personality. While Tegel is relatively relaxed and laid back, the centre of Berlin is vibrant and energetic, with a wealth of cultural entertainment, unique attractions and a very warm German welcome.
In Tegel itself you’ll find the rather fine Tegel Palace (also known as Humboldt Palace), originally a 16th century hunting lodge that has also gone through various transformations including some time as a sanatorium. Tegel has plenty of natural beauty of its own too, including Lake Tegel and Berlin’s oldest tree, the wonderfully named ‘Fat Maria’.
Once you head a little further into Berlin itself you have a greater selection of monuments and attractions to explore. From the iconic Brandenburg Gate in the centre of the city, to the poignant Berlin Wall memorial, Berlin is awash with modern and classical attractions.
It also has a huge number of museums and galleries, with the Pergamon-Museum, Altes Museum and the Bode-Museum all clustered in one small area. Another group of museums and cultural buildings can be found at Kulturforum, close to Potsdamer Platz. Because there are so many excellent museums in the city, the best way to get the most from your trip is to buy a museum pass, which will give you access to most of them.
Flights to Berlin with Qatar Airways land at Berlin Tegel Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Berlin please check the visa and passport requirements.
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