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Take a Ride Down the Runway at Berlin's Forever Delayed Brandenburg Airport

Where: Berlin, Germany
July 17, 2014 at 10:34 AM | by | ()

You might not be able to fly into Berlin's new Brandenburg Airport terminal anytime soon, but if you want, you can take a bus ride down what will some day be its runway.

For those who haven't been following this story, the idea of the tour is a little humorous. This airport project, afterall, started all the way back in 2006 and has been an absolute nightmare for Berlin, with constant delays that have seen construction drag on for almost a decade. And it's not just about simple work delays. Political issues, including bribes, have come up, as well as an ever-curious case of the hiring a fake engineer.

Amidst all that, the airport is offering a tour for those that want to take a closer look. For about $13.50, you will be bused from Schönefeld Airport to a tower where you will get an aerial view of the Brandenburg project. Then, the bus will continue into the construction site. The tour is all in German, but even if you don't speak the language, it might still be a cool experience.

Other tours are also available if you're feeling more adventurous, including a bike tour of the grounds and even a night tour that begins with a wine social.

If you'd prefer to wait and see it once it's up and running, the new target opening date for Brandenburg is 2016, but that obviously comes with a grain of salt.

[Photo: Berlin Airport]

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