The Special Olympics World Games will be hosted in Berlin this June. A great many of delegations will travel via BER between 12 and 27 June. This may adversely affect passenger services temporarily during arrival and departure.
The Special Olympics World Games are the world's largest inclusive sporting event. Thousands of athletes with mental and multiple disabilities compete with each other in 26 categories.
The airport company supports this colourful sporting event in the capital region as part of its cooperation to help athletes travel to and from BER with as little stress as possible. Therefore, on certain days public bus stops will be relocated or restrictions to the airport approach may be imposed at Terminal 1 for logistical reasons and to support the athletes.
Passengers can obtain information on arrival and departure at BER via Airport Info and the airport company's website, as well as via social media channels and the BER app.
Airport information +49 30 6091 6091 0
On 12 June, the public bus lines will be relocated from the arrivals level (E0 access road) to Willy-Brandt-Platz between 06.00 and 24:00 hrs. Licensed taxis will be available during the period opposite Arrivals 1 (the entry zone opposite Arrivals 2 is closed).
On 15 June, the public bus lines will be relocated from the arrivals level (E0 access road) to Willy-Brandt-Platz between 08.00 and 22:00 hrs. Licensed taxis will be available during the period opposite Arrivals 1 (the entry zone opposite Arrivals 2 is closed).
On 24, 25 and 27 June, there may be restrictions to airport approach level E1 (Departures). Travellers arriving by car will find a reduced number of short-term parking spaces available during this period. As an alternative, parking garages P3, P7 and P8 can be used. These offer up to 30 minutes of parking at short-term rates.
On 26 June, the airport approach level E1 (departure) will be closed to passenger traffic all day. Travellers are kindly requested to use public transport on this day. Passengers arriving by car are requested to use the parking garages P3, P7-P8. They offer a separate short-term parking rate for 30 minutes.
For 26 June, the main day of departure for the SOWG athletes, exceptionally no time slots will be bookable for BER Runway. On this day, security control 1 is reserved for the SOWG delegations. Travellers are kindly requested to be in the terminal 2.5 hours before departure and to check the displays in the terminal for possible waiting times. Additionally, passengers can also use the security control in Terminal 2 to all gates.
From 12 to 23 June, the NATO military exercise "Air Defender 23" will take place from Monday to Friday. As a result, flights or operations may be delayed at all airports and therefore also at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). Passengers are kindly asked to regularly check the status of their flights. Passengers can obtain information on arrivals and departures at BER from their airline as well as from the airport company's website and the BER App.
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Due to construction work, rail services to and from BER will also be affected in June. Travellers are requested to inform themselves about driving options on vbb.de and here:
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