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.
It’s almost impossible to find a child who doesn’t love the Legoland Discovery Centre, and in fact, this amazing indoor playground has its share of fans among adults, too. Five million Lego blocks, two exciting rides, the Berlin skyline built out of blocks and an awesome 4D movie work together to keep the entire family happily occupied for hours.
Potsdamer Straße 4, 10785 Berlin, + 49 0303010400
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
Science Center Spectrum
Science Center Spectrum appeals to all curious minds, both children and adults. The Center, housing 150 exhibits, welcomes visitors to dive right into the joy of discovery and perform exciting science and technology experiments. Each experiment demands the use of one or more of your senses, and ensures that visitors learn some fascinating facts as well as having fun.
Möckernstraße 26, 10963 Berlin, +49 03090254284
Waldhochseilgarten Jungfernheide is the perfect place for those little bundles of energy to blow off some steam. This adventure climbing-ground is housed in a delightful natural setting of towering beech, birch, and oak trees. There are climbing activities at different levels of difficulty, so anybody above six years of age, including beginners, intermediates, and experts, can enjoy a few hours of sporty fun here.
Heckerdamm 260, 13627 Berlin, +49 03034094818
BergWerk is the perfect place for an active, sporty family to spend a fun few hours together. This interactive adventure ground welcomes the entire family, from toddlers to grandparents, to explore and discover. In their journey through exciting settings, adventure-seekers encounter obstacles to cross, steps to climb, platforms to cross, and rope slides to brave. There are several tracks with varying levels of difficulty for different age groups.
Stendaler Str. 25, 12627 Berlin, +49 03099274373
MACHmit! Museum for Children
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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