When you board your flight from New York to Berlin, you embark on a journey to one of Europe’s most diverse cities. With more than 4 million inhabitants Berlin is by far the biggest German-speaking city.
However, the population is culturally so diverse that you will hear English, Spanish, French and Arabic when walking through the city. Due to its eventful past, being divided during the Soviet era, the city underwent a rapid transformation since the fall of the Berlin Wall, turning into the creative capital of Europe.
Music, performing arts, fashion, and even gastronomy dares to go beyond the culturally accepted and sets new standards. Berlin also serves as an economic engine for Germany, being home to many multinational companies active in Europe.
As a traveler you will have a full program, trying to see even half of what the city has to offer. Plunge into the eventful history of the 20th century, marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the preceding Soviet era of East-Berlin, and World-War-Two characterized by the Nazi-regime.
Explore a city that had been left in ruins and rose again to become the multicultural world city it is today. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, enjoy the view from the television tower at Alexander Platz, lose yourself in the incredible diversity of the Berlin Zoo and Marvel at the East Side Gallery, reminding all "Berliners" of their painful past.
If you plan ahead, you will be able to attend a guided tour through the Reichstag-building, seat of the German parliament. Book your tickets at Swiss Interational Air Lines and explore Berlin tomorrow.
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New York - ZurichFlight duration: 07:50 hrs total, Frequency: 5 x daily
Airbus A330-300Height: 16.80 mLength: 63.70 mSeats: 236
Crew:Pilots: 2Cabin crew: 11
Transit Zurich (ZRH)Arrival: 08:00Transit time: 0h 50m
Zurich - BerlinFlight duration: 01:20 hrs total, Frequency: 9 x daily
Airbus A320-214Height: 11.80 mLength: 37.60 mSeats: 136-168
Crew:Pilots: 2Cabin crew: 4
Arrival BerlinDistance to city centre: 8 km