Committed to more than just your aircraft

BBA place great emphasis on providing you with personal service, that’s why you have a single contact person who you can trust to take care of all of your needs – beyond technical and flight-related services, we will also take care of you.

Our Customer Service

  • AOG service – 24 hour a day, 7 days a week call +49 30 63 41 18 0
  • Transport services – we’ll organize your travel after landing from airport, train station, hotel
  • Saturday service – Our technical team is available if required (Sunday and holiday upon request)
  • Cleaning services – Interior and exterior upon request
  • Retrieval or transfer of your aircraft by BBA pilots
  • Handling of official formalities

Berlin is worth the trip!

If you want to spend a few days in the city, you’ll find Berlin to be an exciting and multicultural city. We recommend you take some time exploring the city or walking along the Spree river. To make your stay better and more relaxed our service team will be happy to assist with anything you may require, simply let us know what you would like to see in Berlin and how we can help.

Personal Tourism Services

  • Hotels, cars, restaurants and sightseeing tips booked and arranged in and around Berlin
  • Organization of guided city tours
  • Booking service for Spree river tours and excursions to the nearby Lake District
  • Recommendations for opera, theater and museum visits

Our hotel recommendations

Whether you want to stay locally or explore Berlin’s hottest spots – we can recommend a hotel to suite.

Hotels – around Schoenefeld airport

Hotel Holiday Inn Berlin Schoenefeld airport

  • 4 star hotel in close proximity to the BER airport
  • Transport services to our facility (security entrance) available
  • Special BBA Rate including breakfast and internet access available

Penta Hotel Berlin Köpenick

  • 4 star hotel in walking distance to the old town of Berlin Köpenick
  • Modern style hotel with very good steak restaurant and water views
  • Special BBA Rate including breakfast and internet access available
  • 20 minutes drive (by Taxi or car) to our facility

Albergo Hotel Schoenefeld

  • 4 star standard hotel in walking distance to the current Schönefeld airport
  • 5 min. Taxi ride to our facility (Security entrance)
  • Good Italian restaurant (home made pasta and fine fish dishes)
  • Standard rate: ~90 € including breakfast

Hotels – Berlin Mitte & Prenzlauer Berg

Adlon Hotel Kempinski

  • One of Berlin’s best known high end hotels
  • Right next to Brandenburger Tor
  • Berlins ‘celebrity hotel’ since its opening in 1907
  • Standard rates: 320 to 440€ for single room, Breakfast ~ 35 €

Dorint Sofitel Am Gendarmenmarkt

  • Stylish rooms and famous spa
  • Perfext mix of a small boutique hotel with the advantages of a luxury hotel
  • Standard rates: 230 to 250 € for a single bed room, breakfast ~ 25 €

Hotels – Berlin Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain

Hotel Q

  • A very modern stylish hotel with a boundary-pushing design
  • SPA & wireless internet (included)
  • Standard rates: 150 to 170 € for a single bed room; 190 to 290 € for studios & penthouse

Propeller Island City Lodge

  • A very uncoventional hotel – 32 totally different rooms designed by Lars Stroschen (e.g. upside down room, prison cell, kaleidoscope room and others)
  • Standard rates: 65 to 180 € per room; Breakfast from 7 €

Hotels – Berlin Tiergarten

Hotel Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof

  • A quite new hotel with modern décor and state-of–the-art rooms and spa
  • Has been recommended by several customers
  • Standard rates: 120  to 180 € per room; Breakfast from 12 €

For further information, recommendations or bookings, please contact us. Please note that all rates are subject to change by the sole discretion of the individual supplier.

Restaurants

Whether you desire local German food or international cuisine, we will be happy to recommend a restaurant to suite your taste. Here are some suggestions:

Restaurant Tim Raue –2 Star Asian cooking at Checkpoint Charlie

  • 2 stars Michellin Guide, 19 points by Gault & Millau
  • Asian cooking reduced to the real flavours of a few choice ingredients
  • Meals between 40 € (Lunch) and 110 € (Dinner)

Hartmanns – Creative, modern and regional cooking in the middle of hip Berlin Kreuzberg area

  • Recommended by the Michellin Guide
  • Regional food in a modern style restaurant with creative and decorative elements
  • Located in a busy part of town among other bars and cafes
  • Prices vary between a 3 course menue for 65 € to a 7 course menue for 110 €

Lutter & Wegner – Regional cooking with Austrian touch and an excellent wine menue at the Gendarmenmarkt

  • One of the best Wiener Schnitzel outside Austria and the famous “German Sauerbraten”
  • Vast selection of wines
  • Prices from 20 € for a main course

Borchardt – The meeting place for politicians, actors and other celebrities 

  • International cuisine and one perfect Wiener Schnitzel
  • Prices: Mains between 15 to 30 €; course menue ~ 50€

ATAME – Classic Spanish Tapas Bar in the tourist center of Berlin

  • A classic Spanish tapas bar close to Hackescher Markt. Run by Catalan people and decorated with the accordant wines
  • Prices: Tapas start from 3  €

More restaurants recommended by the Michelin Guide

For further information, recommendations or bookings, please contact us. Please note that all rates are subject to change by the sole discretion of the individual supplier.

Taxi, Limo Service, Rental cars & Public transportation

Whatever your preferred method of travel, here are some of the ways to get around Berlin:

Limo Service Berlin

Taxi / Cab

Taxis can be found at any larger intersection in the city. To book or call for a Taxi: +49 30 20 20 20

Rental Cars

If you’re planning a weekend trip or wish to explore Germany and its neigbours, all of the big rental car companies are available.

The closest location to our facility is the “Schoenefeld airport” station in front of the Berlin Schoenefled airport exit. If you fly via Tegel you will find the accordant pick up station also at the airport.

Sixt

Europcar

Avis

Public transportation / local trains / Underground

Berlin’s public transportation system is run by the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary BVG. Train tickets can be purchased at any station, or from the tram or bus driver.

We do recommend purchasing a daily, weekly or monthly pass (depending on the length of your stay). Prices are (In July 2015)

  • 1 Day ticket ABC (all zones): 7.40 €
  • 7 Days ticket ABC: 36.50 €

For an overview of public transportation routes please click here.

Please note that all rates are subject to change by the sole discretion of the individual supplier.

Things to see and do in and around Berlin

If you have some spare time, make the most of it and explore Berlin and its surrounding! Here are a few recommondations from the official visit Berlin homepage:

Pariser Platz

Here lies the undisputed emblem of Berlin: the Brandenburg Gate. Constructed between 1788-1791 by Carl Gotthard Langhans, this monument was simply one of the many city gates surrounding the formerly small city of Berlin. A pleasant square designed next to the gate was named Pariser Platz, which is still home to many important buildings today such as the Hotel Adlon, the Academy of the Arts, and the British and U.S. Embassies. Just south of Pariser Platz one can find the Holocaust Memorial.

 

Reichstag, Federal Chancellery, and the Victory Column

After the Federal Government’s move from Bonn to Berlin, the Reichtag building from 1894 was awoken after decades of inactivity on the border of the Berlin Wall: the building was completely modernized and adjusted to the needs of the reunified republic. From the new glass dome, visitors can appreciate a 360° view of the bustling city. Many new buildings were constructed near the Reichstag in the 1990s, for example the Band des Bundes with the Federal Chancellery. Berlin’s new Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), opened in 2006, is also in close proximity to the Reichstag. From its construction in 1871 until 1938, the Victory Column was located directly in front of the Reichstag, however it was moved to its current location at Grosser Stern by the Nazis for reasons of prestige.

 

Unter den Linden and Museum Island

Already in the 19th century, the central boulevard Unter den Linden (Under the Linden Trees) was Berlin’s most splendid promenade and parade street. Even today the avenue has not lost any of its old charm. The boulevard is home to the main building of Berlin’s Humboldt University, the German Historical Museum, the Berlin Cathedral, the Berlin State Opera, and it even traverses Museum Island. These museums host some of the most important exhibits in Germany. The museums were and continue to be under renovation so that they will soon be able to offer the same range of cultural exhibits as they did before the Second World War. The Berlin City Palace also used to stand on Museum Island across from the Old Museum. It was torn down during the GDR years and replaced by the Palace of the Republic. The Palace of the Republic has been torn down in recent years and will soon be replaced by a museum commemorating the Berlin City Palace.

 

Ku’damm and City-West

The Bahnhof Zoo train station is not only surrounded by the center of West Berlin, but also Berlin’s most important shopping district. The Kurfürstendamm (or Ku’damm) stretches from the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidtplatz to Berlin’s high-class residential district of Halensee. This street was formerly the horse riding path of the Prince Elector (Kurfürst) of Brandenburg to his hunting palace; today the street is Berlin’s most expensive street, where many high-end brands have placed their flagship stores. Germany’s most luxurious and largest shopping mecca, KaDeWe, can be found on Tauentzienstrasse, an extension street of Ku’damm – and don’t forget the high point of Berlin for younger visitors: the Berlin Zoo.

 

Friedrichstraße and Gendarmenmarkt

West Berlin’s Ku’damm can only be rivaled by East Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse. Exclusive stores, hotels, and cafes can be found on one of the most well-known streets in the city. In the past twenty years, Friedrichstrasse has successfully reignited the flame of its former beauty. During the GDR years, the Friedrichstrasse train station and Checkpoint Charlie (located on Friedrichstrasse a few kilometers south) served as the connection hubs for travelers between East and West Berlin. Instead of luxury shopping and street cafes, Friedrichstrasse was a dire place of customs clearance, visas, and compulsory exchange. In close proximity to Friedrichstrasse is the Gendarmenmarkt, a place considered by many to be Berlin’s most beautiful square, with the Berlin Concert House, the German Cathedral, and the French Cathedral.

 

Charlottenburg Palace and Park

Somewhat outside of the city center, the pompous Charlottenburg Palace receives many visitors each year. It was built in 1700 by the Prussian King Friedrich III for his beloved wife Sophie Charlotte and was placed on the grounds of a picturesque park directly on the Spree river. The city district Charlottenburg around the palace is one of Berlin’s most desired residential areas. After visitors enjoy a pleasant stroll through the park, they can enjoy the cultural aspects of the location at six museums located directly across from the park on Schlossstrasse.

 

Fernsehturm and Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz was more than simply the center of former East Berlin, it was also architecturally the center of the entire GDR. For this reason the socialist design of Alexanderplatz remains fascinating today: wide streets spread out from the square (such as Karl-Marx-Allee with its architecturally exaggerated Stalinist buildings). “Alex“ is also surrounded by some of the tallest buildings in the city, including the largest structure in Berlin: the Fernsehturm (TV Tower). Also nearby is the Red City Hall (the headquarters of Berlin’s city government) and the Nikolai Quarter, which was reconstructed in the 1980s according to the historical layout. As a striking contrast to the socialist design, Alexanderplatz is also bordered by the oldest churches in the city: the Church of St. Nicholas built in 1230 and St. Mary’s Church, built in 1294.

 

Oranienburger Strasse

The city district between Hackescher Markt and the New Synagogue was the home to Berlin’s Jewish population until the Holocaust. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Oranienburger Strasse has become a particular attraction for art, culture, and nightlife. Countless restaurants, bars, and galleries can be found here and on side streets. The Hackescher Markt S-bahn train station located at the south end of Oranienburger Strasse is a hotspot for Berlin’s nightlife – the city doesn’t sleep here. The area around Oranienburger Strasse can certainly be characterized as the vibrant center of Berlin’s midnight hours.

 

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz and the adjacent Leipziger Platz were the commercial hubs of Berlin before the Second World War. Two main train stations, countless stores and warehouses, theaters, and cinemas transformed this area into the heart of the city – in order to control this heavy flow of pedestrian, carriage, streetcar, and automobile traffic, Europe’s first traffic light was installed here. Between the end of World War Two and the reunification of Germany, Potsdamer Platz offered another picture entirely: the Berlin Wall cut straight through Potsdamer Platz and was bordered by no-man’s-land and the so-called “death zone.“ After 1989 efforts were made to breathe new life into this former heart of the city. Sony and Daimler Benz developed this area with three skyscrapers, countless stores, and many premiere cinemas. Potsdamer Platz is especially known today as the location of the Berlin’s stars – not only during film festivals

 

Olympia Stadion

West of the high-end suburb, Westend, there was sufficient undeveloped land for the Nazis to realize their megalomaniacal architectural concepts for the 1936 Olympic Games. In dimensions unimaginable at that time, the Olympia Stadium was constructed here in the 1930s – today the stadium is not only home to Berlin’s soccer team, Hertha BSC, but also hosts rock concerts and athletic championships. Directly next to the Olympia premises is Berlin’s legendary Forest Theater (Waldbühne), an open air stage that excites Berliners with concerts by famous rock bands and pop artists.