Flying from Helsinki
Because the city is such a popular tourist destination, flights from Helsinki are provided through many major international carriers. airberlin operates out of Helsinki’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL), which is located about 19 kilometers from the city.
Helsinki Airport Information
Helsinki Airport is easy to navigate and offers multiple taxi services to help you get to your destination. Once you have gone through passport control, you can enjoy shopping, restaurants, cafés, and even an art gallery right there inside the terminal. Business travelers can hold meetings in one of the terminal’s fully equipped conference rooms, and tourists can exchange their currency at the bank located in terminal 2 or at one of the airport’s cash machines. Travelers may also wish to enjoy the sight of arriving and departing planes from the airport’s viewing terrace, which has both indoor and outdoor lounging areas.
Getting to the Airport in Helsinki
A taxi to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from Helsinki takes about thirty minutes. A bus to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is available from the city, and will also take roughly thirty minutes. Buses leave every 10 minutes.
Arriving in Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.