Airport without tourists – a visit to Tempelhof in Berlin

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Summer-time and no queues at check-in counter at the airport. Actually the check-in area is almost empty and there are only a handful of counters, some of them bearing the names of exotic airlines such as Bourbon Air. The single baggage carousel for arriving passengers stands still because nobody has arrived at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin since 2008 when operations ceased. Nowadays, the terminal building – or parts thereof – can be rented for events such as upmarket trade shows. We have joined a tour of the airport terminal, which is still one of the world's largest buildings, …