Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport: Community and Controversy

Margarita Delcheva
Jul 30, 2019 · 5 min read
The community gardens at Tempelhof Feld park. (Photo/Margarita Delcheva)

By Margarita Delcheva

BERLIN — A large rainbow-painted skeleton sculpture sits on a bench in the community gardens at the former Tempelhof airport, which Berliners are now enjoying as an open-field park. A tall young woman, in a teal dress with a fuchsia hem, carries a wicker basket wrapped in a Russian-style scarf, as if from another time.