Berlin guide - For children
Berlin is an ideal city for family holidays.
If you are traveling with children, Berlin offers many possibilities to entertain them with special programming in cinemas, theaters and museums, aside from playgrounds, boat trips and walking tours.
Berlin has approximately 150 museums with a wide choice for children, and excellent interactive alternatives too.
- Natural History Museum
A new attraction in Berlin is the permanent exhibition of the skeleton of the largest dinosaur found so far in the world: an original Brachyosaurus skeleton, twenty meters long and twelve meters high dating back 150 million years. Invalidenstrasse 43 (8030 2093-8591 naturkundemuseum-berlin.de)
- The German Technology Museum (Deutsches Technikmusemun)
It holds an airplane, engines, locomotives, ships, aircraft and 14 different exhibition halls. Trebbinerstrasse 9 (030 2579468 - www.sdtb.de)
- Communications Museum (Museum für Kommunikation)
A journey from the beginning of communication technologies up to the most recent and even future technology. Leipziger Stra?e 16 (030 20294-0 www.museumsstiftung.de)
- Ethnological Museum ( Ethnologisches Museum)
An interesting journey through world continents and cultures. Lansstr. 8 (030 830 14 34 - www.smb.spk-berlin.de/mv )
In several 3-D movie theaters, you shall be able o enjoy interesting movies on giant movie screens. Potsdamerstrasse 4 ( 030 2606-6400 - www.cinestar.de)
Legoland, a fun park in Potsdamer Platz, has ample space for playing and creating Lego figures. It features a 4D theater, a cafeteria, and also offers the possibility of celebrating events, such as birthday parties. Potsdamerstrasse 3 (030 3010400 - www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com)
Jack's Fun World recreation park, is the largest indoor leisure park in Berlin. It has trampolines, soft soil areas, karts, bumper-boats, mini golf course, and crash cable bumper cars. Miraustrasse 38 (030 419002-42 -www.jacks-fun-world.de)
The Berlin Zoo is the oldest in Germany,and has the largest number of animal species held in one zoo worldwide: 14,000 animals and 1,500 species. Budapester Strasse 32 (030 254010 - www.aquarium-berlin.de)
The zoo and the aquarium are located on the same premises. The aquarium, opened in 1913, is famous for its historical past, for its aquariums and terrariums, and the diversity of fish and invertebrates it holds. Budapester Strasse 32 (030 25401-0 - www.aquarium-berlin.de
At the AquaDom -- Close to Museum Island is the largest local aquarium in the world. A gigantic transparent cylinder, 25 meters high, with a 11 meter diameter, and capacity for 900,000 liters of seawater, holds 2500 fish belonging to 56 different species. Spandauerstrasse 3 (030 99280-0 - www.sealifeeurope.com
Recreation areas in natural parks
The Freizeitpark Lübars in Reinickendorf is a large park with plenty of grass and play areas, ideal to go to with children. At the park you can cover routes on bike or horseback, go for a hike, do some gliding or sunbath. Alte Fasanerie 10 (030 27572041 - www.familienfarm-luebars-berlin)
Wasserspielplatz Tegel is a park for children and adults that surrounds Lake Tegel, and it comprises an area of over 5.000 square meters. In the playground area you shall find a swimming pool for children, swings, slides and different attractions, a football field, and a cable car. On the pier you can rent pedal boats. Campestrasse 1 (030 902 512 45 - wasserspielplatz-tegel.de)
Recreation areas in the city
In Berlin there are many recreational areas, both in the city squares and in the parks.
Tiergarten is the city's largest park. On John-Foster-Dulles avenue there is a children area. There you shall find a variety of games such as walls for climbing, bridges, kiddy cars and slides. It is accessible from the Reichstag area.
Park on Friedrichshain
Victoria Park - Kreuzberg
Mauer Park - Prenzlauer Berg