After a nine-year delay, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport finally opened in October 2020, and this is where I fly from to get back to London after my one-week trip in Germany.
Most of the flights depart from Terminal 1, and there are two lounge options here: Lufthansa Business Lounge for Star Alliance customers, and Tempelhof Lounge for everyone else. If you are in economy class, have no status and rely on Priority Pass then you are out of luck, as the Tempelhof doesn’t accept Priority Pass or LoungeKey. If you have DragonPass though, you can get access to the Tempelhof AND the Lufthansa Business Lounge!
I’m flying British Airways so entitled to the Tempelhof Lounge. It is located near A20 which is quite a trek after security.
The Lounge is big and bright.
At 11am, there are potato soup, meatballs with rice and scrambled eggs served in sealed jars. I applaud their effort to make hot food available 🙂
One of the best features of this lounge is a dedicated passport control service. After exiting the lounge there are two border control desks which are reserved for lounge guests only, and you’ll be entering Zone B/C immediately for non-Schengen departures. This saves you around 20 minutes’ time!
In general I find it a very pleasant lounge and definitely much better than the previous options at Tegel. It’s worth spending some time here before your flight the next time you travel from Brandenburg.