71. Spandau, Berlin Germany

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Why

Spandau, Germany is a city located about 20 minutes by train on the edge of Berlin. It’s known for its Citadel, churches, the two rivers that intersects there and its rich cultural history. And its actually older than Berlin believe it or not. It is pronounced, not as it looks, but as “Sshpandau”.

Spandau, Berlin Germany - St. Marien am Behnitz

Spandau, Berlin Germany – St. Marien am Behnitz

Where

Spandau is located west of Charlottenburg in Berlin and sits where the Havel and Spree rivers meet within earshot of Tegel airport.

How To Get Here

By Train

Spandau is served by the ICE (Intercity Express) and Regional trains operated by Deutsche Bahn. Local Berlin trains; the U-Bahn and S-Bahn also serves the city.

Spandau, Berlin Germany - Altstadt Spandau Station (U)

Spandau, Berlin Germany – Altstadt Spandau Station (U)

By Plane

There nearest airport to Spandau is Berlin-Tegel (TXL). The other airport in the city is Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF). A combination of buses and trains from each airport will get you to Spandau.

The following airlines has service to Airport Berlin-Tegel (TXL):

Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), AirBaltic (BT), Air Berlin (AB), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Air Malta (KM), Air Serbia (JU), Azerbaijan Airlines (J2), Blue Air (0B), Alitalia (AZ), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), Croatia Airlines (OU), Delta Airlines (DL), ELLINAIR S.A. (EL), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Hainan Airlines (HU), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Links Air (W2), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LLH), Luxair (LG), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Onur Air (8Q), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Morac (AT), Royal Jordanian (RJ), SAS (SK), SkyWork Airlines (SX), SunExpress (XQ), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAP Portugal (TP),  Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY).

The following airlines has service to Airport Berlin Schönefeld (SXF):

Aeroflot (SU), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), Condor (DE), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), EasyJet Airlines (U2), EI AI Airlines (LY), Germania (ST), Jet2.com (LS), Egyptair (MS), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Onur Air (8Q), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), Ryanair (FR), Wizz Air (W6) and Wow Air (WW).

Spandau, Berlin Germany – Airplane taking off from Tegel

By Bus

There are several companies such as Eurolines and FlixBus with services to the Berlin area. Then you can take the M45 towards Spandau Center.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Spandau, Berlin Germany

Spandau, Berlin Germany

By Shared Ride

You may also use BlaBlaCar to find rides going your way.

Where To Stay

You can stay in Berlin or in Spandau if you like. The hotels would be slightly cheaper in Spandau.

Spandau, Berlin Germany - Homes

Spandau, Berlin Germany – Homes

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

My word, you will find no shortage of places to eat here. My favorite is this pizza place that makes hand tossed pizza with an old oven. They even make some so big that you need two people to take it to the car.

Spandau, Berlin Germany – Food from Restaurant Stilbruch – taken by a friend who lives in Spandau

 

Spandau, Germany - Eurogida fruit market

Spandau, Germany – Eurogida fruit market

==>> You can find a list of restaurants here.

What To Do

Spandau has a number of great things to do and see. From the Citadel, to the Gothic House, to the cobblestone streets and the Spree River, Spandau delivers a slightly different experience than you’d have in Berlin proper. With two rivers meeting in the city it’s a great walking city, plus there are a few walks that you won’t believe you are still in the city. Plus, there’s shopping and there’s an IKEA!

Spandau, Berlin Germany - St. Nolai Museum

Spandau, Berlin Germany – St. Nikolai Museum

Spandau, Berlin Germany - shopping

Spandau, Berlin Germany – shopping

Spandau, Berlin Germany The Citadel

Spandau, Berlin Germany The Citadel

Oh, there are several churches as well.

=>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

Additional Information

Language: German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Spandau, Berlin Germany - St. Marien am Behnitz

Spandau, Berlin Germany – St. Marien am Behnitz – taken by a friend who lives in Spandau

 

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