Although it is big and sometimes very busy, Berlin is a great destination for a short or long vacation for the whole family. It has quite a few attractions, which are suitable for children of all ages, which can be combined during the trip in the city. Some in closed places, some in open places, some in the city center and some in more distant places. Either way – they all offer an unusual experience. Here are some of the most prominent of them:
The TV tower – this huge tower reaches a height of 365 meters. At its observation deck, which can be reached by a very fast elevator, you can see the city at a 360-degree angle (the observation deck rotates) and thus experience it in a slightly different way and learn a lot about its sites. The tower, located near Alexanderplatz, was built between 1965 and 1969 and symbolized both the city of Berlin and the communist state in those years. Today, the TV tower is considered one of its most prominent landmarks and is perhaps one of the most photographed attractions. The place is open to visitors every day from 10:00 am (in winter) or from 09:00 am (in summer) until midnight.
Climbing Park BergWerk Berlin – If you are looking for an activity for children, and especially if you have a few rainy days, don’t miss this climbing park. This is the largest climbing park of its kind in Europe and it has a very wide variety of climbing facilities, some of which even reach a height of 20 meters. This is an experience full of adrenaline and fun and also a wonderful opportunity to practice important skills and “on the road” to have fun with the family. The park is open every day, except Mondays and is located on Stendaler Str. 7.
The zoos in the city – there are two large zoos in Berlin: the zoo in the western part of the city and the zoo in the eastern part. The zoo in the western part of Berlin is a very old zoo located at Hardenbergplatz 8. In this zoo you can meet pandas, seals, zebras and even polar bears up close. The second zoo, located in the eastern part of the city, was established in 1955 and although it is relatively small, it also warrants a visit. Marine animal lovers will find thousands of underwater creatures and a huge aquarium in the water world and Aqua Dom, which is the highlight of the place. Inside it you can see tropical fish of all kinds, starfish, crabs and seahorses swimming for their pleasure.
DDR Interactive Museum – This special museum is not just for children. It is an innovative museum with spectacular interactive exhibits, which recreate life in the communist country, as Germany was quite a few years ago. It focuses on life in the eastern part of Germany and teaches its visitors quite a bit about them. The museum is located at Karl-Liebknect Str 1 and is open Sunday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and on Saturdays until 10 pm.
Legoland Berlin LEGOLAND Discovery Center Berlin – this special theme park, dedicated entirely to the Legos we all love, contains over 5 million Lego pieces and is a wonderful attraction for both children and the older members of the group. It has a wonderful display of miniature Berlin, a 4D cinema, an amusement park, amusement facilities and the possibility to tour the Lego factory. It is very worthwhile to devote a whole day to visiting this lovely place. It is open every day, from 10:00 in the morning until 19:00 in the evening.
The Berlin tourist bus – if you and the kids are tired of walking in this big city, get on the Berlin tourist bus and go on a fun ride. The bus travels in a circular route and passes near the well-known attractions in the city. This bus, of the Hop on Hop Off type, allows you to experience Berlin in a slightly different way and each time stop at an attraction that interests you and continue on to the next one. This is also an excellent solution for all those who come to the city for a limited time and want, despite everything, to take advantage of it as much as possible. The bus operates between 09:30 and 16:00 in the afternoon.
Madame Tussauds Berlin – those who have been to London must have stopped to visit this famous museum, similar to which you can also find in Berlin. In the wax museum, you can meet very familiar figures, and also less so, some of them contemporary and some of them historical figures whose story is intertwined with the story of the city or of Germany as a whole. The museum has 120 different wax figures and an opportunity to take a selfie with anyone who wants to. The exhibition, which predates all of Star Wars, is the highlight of the museum, where 11 familiar characters appear. The museum is located at Unter den Linden 74 and is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) or until 7 pm (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).
The Berlin Dungeon – this hair-raising experience definitely deserves a visit. In Berlin’s dungeon, you and the children can embark on an 800-year-old historical journey that passes through horrific periods in the city. The tour, which is accompanied by local guides, partly includes a river cruise and along it funny and scary scenes at the same time. It is less suitable for young children and is mainly intended for the brave. Open since 2013, the venue attracts crowds of all ages and is located on Spandauer Str. 2. It is open daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm..