The 10 Best Things to Do with Kids in Berlin

Panda in Berlin Zoo
Panda in Berlin Zoo | © edgefan0 / Pixabay
Anwesha Ray

The super-cool capital city of Germany is, perhaps surprisingly, also a great family holiday destination. In addition to its lakes and an astounding number of playgrounds, Berlin has several exciting museums that are especially designed for the curious minds of children. There are also opportunities to get up close to animals and sea creatures. Here are the most fun activities in Berlin for the entire family to enjoy.

1. Legoland

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1. Legoland
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Berlin Zoo and Tierpark

Opened in 1844, Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany and also one of the best. Approximately 20,000 animals, reptiles and birds call the sprawling Berlin Zoo their home. The zoo has a unique attraction: it is the only zoo in the country where you can see pandas. The Tierpark is Berlin’s second zoo, and it’s equally awesome.

Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany, +49 030254010

Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin, Germany, +49 30515310

Polar bears in Berlin Zoo

2. AquaDom and Sea Life


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AquaDom and Sea Life both take visitors on a fascinating journey into the mysterious underwater. AquaDom, situated in the Radisson Blu Hotel, is a tall cylindrical aquarium with a built-in elevator, housing 1,500 tropical fish; it is the world’s largest free-standing aquarium. Next door, Sea Life wows visitors with tank after tank of exotic sea creatures. Visitors can also witness the feeding of these aquatic animals.

4. Natural History Museum

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The amazing exhibits at the Museum für Naturkunde don’t let children get bored, even for an instant. The star of the museum is certainly the well-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, but there are also fossils of plants and animals from the Jurassic period. Children can learn all about evolution, planets, the cosmos and the solar system, birds and animals, minerals and more, through eye-catching displays and installations. The ‘wet collection’ of animal specimens and the taxidermy sections are certainly worth exploring.

5. Labyrinth Children's Museum


Labyrinth Kindermuseum is more of a playground than a museum, and it operates with the aim of learning through playing. The museum invites families to explore its nooks and crannies and participate in fun tasks and activities. There is a whole lot to discover, stairs to climb, little cars to drive, tunnels to squeeze through, and traffic rules to learn in this place. Children can build at the construction zone or play shopkeeper at cute booths. It is recommended for children between three and 11 years of age. Footwear is not allowed in the museum, so it’s best to take some socks along.

7. German Historical Museum


The Deutsche Historische Museum is a great way of familiarizing older children with some fascinating German history. The museum traces the eventful history of the country through pictures, databases, posters, uniforms, flags, decorations, prints, maps, household objects, and a series of other interesting artifacts.

8. BergWerk

Courtesy of BergWerk Berlin

9. MACHmit! Museum for Children

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Berlin is rich in incredible museums for children, and MACHmit! is yet another feather in its cap. Designed for children and teenagers, the museum teaches interesting subjects through games and a hands-on approach. A printing house, a soap shop, and a dazzling hall of mirrors are among its most popular permanent exhibits. Additionally, the museum introduces temporary and special exhibitions several times a year. However, none of the exhibits can beat the six-level climbing shelf in popularity.

Senefelderstraße 5, 10437 Berlin, +49 03074778200

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