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Top attractions for visiting Berlin with kids

Berlin has plenty of activities which can be enjoyed by the entire family. Kids from all ages will appreciate this city when you mix sightseeing with fun, interactive attractions. Several of the following attractions can easily be reached with our hop-on hop-off busses on which kids up to 5 years old travel for free.

ZoosPolar bear at Tierpark

Germany's capital has two major zoos, one in the heart of the city and the other further to the east part of town. Germany's oldest zoo, Berlin Zoological Garden, can be found in the southwest corner of Tiergarten. From its elephant entrance gate to its diversity of species and petting zoo, a visit here will not disappoint.

Berlin's second major zoo is Tierpark. Because it's not in the city centre there is more space here for the animals. In fact it is Europe's largest landscape zoo and home to over 9000 animals, including polar bears, elephants and manatees.

Daily life in East Germany

In Mitte you will find a door that will allow you to go back in time, between Museuminsel and Alexanderplatz, back to the GDR when East Berlin was the capital of the Socialist Unified State. Explaining the history of the city to children can be difficult, the DDR museum can be a handy and fun place to help.

Here you can immerse yourself in everyday life as it was before the wall fell. By walking through the 27 themed areas you can listen to East German music and stories about visits to the West, take a seat in an original GDR living room or look through the school jotters in the children's room and see the clothes people wore back then. Don't miss the ball used during a football match between East and West Berlin or the prison cell with original items from Erfurt and Bautzen.

Sea life

If you prefer to tackle the city's history some other time, then you can cross the road, Heiligegeistkirchplatz, to the AquaDom & SEA LIFE. A family friendly underwater journey following the Spree River in Berlin to the depths of the Atlantic ocean with 5000 fascinating aquatic animals, from tiny seahorses to magnificent octopuses and sting rays. Watch as the animals are fed by supervisors and try to guess their favourite food.

Flying through the treesZiplining from tree to tree

Across the Spree River from Charlottenburg Palace in the Volkspark Jungfernheide, the entire family can go on an active adventure through the trees. At Walshochseilgarten you'll find a rope and obstacle course in the forest, varying in height from 3 to 17 metres, with 9 adult and 2 kids' trails. Escape the city's concrete, to climb trees and zipline form one to the next. There is a beergarden onsite if you need some refreshments after your adventure.

A million year's of history

If recent history or living creatures aren't what you are looking for, Berlin's Museum of Natural History might be exactly what you are looking for. Here you and your family can discover the world of the dinosaurs, T-rex skeleton Tristan will return to the museum in 2021, witness evolution in action or explore the cosmos and the solar system.

Designed for children and teenagers

The Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood is filled with children's shops, playgrounds and kid-friendly cafes. It is no wonder then that it also here were you will find a museum especially designed for kids and teenagers. MACHmit! informs on interesting subjects through games and hands-on experiences. With both permanent and temporary exhibits this museum is one of Berlin's best family attractions.

Building blocks for all agesLEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Only a few steps from the hustle and bustle of Potsdamer Platz you can enjoy an unforgettable experience at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, an amazing indoor playground for young and old. Five million of the world famous LEGO blocks to build with, an exciting 4D movie and two fun rides make for a fun and creative time for the whole family.

Experiments for children

The Science Center Spectrum, which is part of the Technikmuseum, will have you use all your senses and at times your whole body to explore and experience the museum to its full extent. 150 exhibits await visitors, ready for them to start discovering and performing scientific and technological experiments. 1400 square meters of interactive exhibits ensures a lot of fun for all.