Hallo Berlin… Wir kommen gleich ! The capital city of Germany is an ideal destination to visit with kids. It remains an affordable city to stay in and it’s full of restaurants, shops and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Besides the typical tourist spots that happen to be worth visiting ( Museum Island, the Bundestag, the Wall Museum – Checkpoint Charlie, the East Side Gallery, and a few others ) there are also several fun and “off the wall” Berlin activities to enjoy with the family. The list (and the city) can be quite extensive and also can depend on the weather and time of your visit. Despite rain, snow or shine, here are a few of our favorite top spots to visit in Berlin, Germany with (or without) kids.
au bord de la Spree,
en face de la cathédrale de Berlin
The DDR museum allows for kids and adults to participate and discover the history and life of locals during the DDR period with the use of interactive stations.
Berlin Wall Memorial
Bernauer Straße 119
Mondays – Sundays / 8AM – 10PM
A nice chance to stroll and visit the memorial which includes the last piece of standing wall with the preserved grounds behind it. Easy for families to visit as this memorial is open-air.
Volkspark am Weinberg
Veteranenstrasse 9, 10119 Berlin- Mitte
Monday – Sunday / 10AM – 1AM
+30 440 40 766
In Berlin Mitte, this park is a popular spot for tourists and locals to hang out on the grass, walk around and also enjoy the large play area for kids. In the park, there is also Nola’s café that can be nice for a coffee or drink, but we also prefer the large grassy area and the huge playground full of kids.
Once an airport, this is now a giant, public park. The three entrances (Columbiadamm, Tempelhofer Damm and Oderstrasse) are open from sunrise to sunset. Ideal for kite flying, skateboarding, skating and bicycling or running and even urban gardening.
Monday – Friday open from 2PM
Weekends and Holidays open from 10 AM
telephone: 030 555 77 892
This outdoor urban beach area offers a Berlin style acrobranche area surrounded by beach volleyball courts a playground and also a restaurant/bar with your feet in the sand.
Pinke Panke Children’s Farm
Am Bürgerpark 15-18, 13156 Berlin
Tuesday – Friday: 12PM-6:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM–6:30PM
A city farm made for educating children and adults. Who doesn’t love animals!?
13357 Berlin – Wedding
+49 (30) 22 19 00 11
This giant, outdoor swimming pool has a slide and large grassy area. It is also known for it’s famous St. Tropez “art” café.
WHERE TO EAT
Köpenicker Str. 183, 10997
Mon–Fri. 9-5pm Sat. 12-5pm
+49 175 7003419
The best Italian lunch spot in Berlin. Not to be missed!
House of Small Wonder
Johannisstraße 20, 10117 Berlin
(attention : paiement uniquement en espèces)
Perfect for brunch!
Monday – Friday 12PM – 1AM
Saturday 9:30AM – 1AM
Sunday 9:30AM – midnight
Restaurant café and bar in an old pharmacy. Nice for an indoor lunch or gouter.
Tempelhofer Ufer 1, Berlin 10961
Monday to Friday 10AM – 8PM
Saturdays 10AM – 6PM
This beautiful brick building used to be a post office, then a night club and now this spacious spot hosts a General Store and restaurant ideal for lunch or just a coffee… definitely a hipster joint.
Kauf Dich Glücklich
Monday – Friday 11AM – 8PM
Saturday 11AM – 8PM
Café also open on Sunday 10AM – 8PM
Waffles, fashion and ice cream and coffee…
Kastanienallee 54, 10119 Berlin
Monday – Friday / 11AM -8PM
Saturday 11AM – 8PM
Sunday 10AM – 8PM
Currywurst mit pommes or sausage with french fries topped with a curry sauce is a Berlin specialty. Eating currywurst is inexpensive and fast when with kids or after a hard night of partying. Most stands can be found just while walking on the street. Konnopke’s Imbiß happens to be an institution that has existed since 1930.
SHOPPING IN BERLIN
Walking the Cat
Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin
Mon – Sat / 10AM – 8PM
Paper and Tea
Alte Schönhauser Straße 50
JUST OUTSIDE OF BERLIN
Tom Sawyer Tours
Rent a house boat and spend the day on the water, sleep over night in the boat, or take a day tour.
Dinosaur & Freizeit Park Germendorf
An den Waldseen 1A
This large, outdoor park hosts live animals and also full size dinosaur models. There is also an adventure playground & rides. We have never been to this kitsch park, but it is definitely on our list next time!
Back in the day, the coolest souvenir from Berlin was to bring back a piece of the wall. As several years have gone by and there are fewer pieces of the wall available, here are some other very cool souvenirs to shop.
I LIKE PAPER Store
Reichenberger Str. 116
030 120 760 74
Nothing more cute than an inexpensive “made in Berlin” paper watch for kids and adults! This shop also sells several other paper design accessories.
The kids have fun discovering these red and green street signs. They are distinctive and different than most other countries.
Five Elephant Coffee
Reichenberger Str. 101
For the finest coffee in Berlin!
Wolfshagener Str. 73
100% natural deodorant designed in Berlin and made in Germany. Fine sells testers for 2,80€, making this the perfect, little souvenir.
Take your family photo in one of the many Berlin photo booths (aka photoautomat) spotted over town. Here is the map.
Delicious Berlin chocolate packaged in an adorable, round chocolate box with the Berlin bear or the Brandenburger Tor printed on top. At 6,95 € this sweet souvenir will be greatly appreciated!