I’m excited to share with you all of the best things we found to do, eat, and see in Berlin with kids. Berlin is full of family-friendly museums, exhibitions, and attractions so you won’t see them all, but hopefully after reading the post below you can find which Berlin attractions will suit your family best.

Getting to Berlin

Berlin is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for families. The German capital is easy to reach from all parts of the world, with its two major airports Tegel and Schönefeld. 

If you’re traveling from within Europe, it’s worth considering taking a train or bus to the city because Berlin is well-connected with the rest of the continent. The central train station in Berlin is Hauptbahnhof, which is located in the heart of the city. 

If you’re traveling to Berlin by car, which is what we did, make sure to book accommodations with parking facilities in advance, because finding a parking spot in Berlin can be tricky. Once you’ve arrived in Berlin, getting around the city is easy, with an efficient public transportation system that includes buses, trains, and trams. You can also explore the city by bike because there are plenty of bike rental shops throughout Berlin.

Where to Stay

When it comes to choosing where to stay in Berlin, you have some great options! One of our favorite areas was Prenzlauer Berg, it was the perfect location for our family. 

Mitte

This is the best place to stay for first-time visitors. This area is home to many of the top attractions in the city. Learn more and book here.

Kreuzberg 

This is the best area in Berlin for a glimpse of the city’s alternative culture. Best of all, you can do it without venturing too far outside of the tourist center. Learn more and book here.

Friedrichshain 

This is another cool central neighborhood. It’s the best place to stay in Berlin for experiencing the nightlife. Learn more and book here.

Charlottenburg 

This is located to the west of central Berlin. The area is a top choice city district for shopping and attending cultural events. Learn more and book here.

Prenzlauer Berg

Our favorite neighborhood, this is a popular area in the former East Berlin. It’s one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Berlin for families & foodies. Learn more and book here.

Where to Stay in Mitte

Berlin Marriott Hotel

This is a great hotel because of its top-notch amenities and warm, friendly service. It has a lot of great features and perks, including an indoor pool, fitness center, terrace café, business center, and even a golf course. There are also several incredible restaurants to choose from for a delicious dining experience. 

The guest rooms have all the comforts of home, and they have very attentive staff is ready to provide assistance around the clock. From a convenient location to luxurious accommodations, the Marriott Berlin Hotel is the perfect choice for a family.

Location: Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Learn more and book here.

Casa Camper Berlin

This hotel offers its guests the perfect combination of comfort and personalized hospitality. The rooms are luxurious and equipped with beautiful decor and a modern atmosphere. This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Berlin, close to a lot of restaurants, bars, museums, and galleries. The staff at Casa Camper are friendly, which makes the stay even more enjoyable!

The hotel also provides a delicious breakfast for all its guests, along with the option for dinner and brunch in the hotel restaurant. It’s great for families overall!

Location: Weinmeisterstraße 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Learn more and book here.

Hotel Berlin Central District

Hotel Berlin Central District offers a ton of historic charm combined with modern convenience. It’s located in the heart of Berlin, giving you easy access to the area’s top attractions. The rooms are luxurious and they have delicious dining options. Plus, the hotel’s location makes it the perfect base to explore both Berlin’s sights and sounds from. 

Location: Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Learn more and book here.

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Where to Stay in Prenzlauer Berg

Schoenhouse by Limehome

These apartments are modern, and comfortable, and the location is ideal too! There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and other attractions within walking distance. You’ll have a refrigerator as well, which is handy with kids! It’s a great choice for families to stay right in the heart of Berlin.

Location: Schönhauser Allee 185, Berlin, BE

Learn more and book here.

Brilliant Apartments Berlin

Brilliant Apartments Berlin offers everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Located in the heart of Berlin, the apartments offer easy access to some of the city’s most popular attractions, restaurants, and shopping areas. 

These apartments have fully equipped kitchens, fully furnished bedrooms, and private bathrooms. The complex also features a spa, fitness center, and an outdoor pool.

Location: Oderberger Str. 38, 10435 Berlin, Germany

Learn more and book here.

Things to Do in Berlin with Kids

Visit the Berlin Zoo

The Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany and is home to over 20,000 animals. Your kids will love seeing the pandas, elephants, giraffes, and many other animals up close.

Location: Hardenbergpl. 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Daily Wintertime 9:00-4:30/Daily Summertime 9:00-6:30

Price: Adults 13/20 Euros, Students 10/15 Euros, Children 6.50/10 Euros

Approximate time to visit: 3 hours

Museum of Natural History

If your kids are into museums, the Museum of Natural History is a must-visit in Berlin. It’s loaded with over a million years’ worth of cool zoological exhibits that cater to everyone’s interests. You’ll get a fascinating peek into the natural world, and don’t miss the showstopper – a colossal 13.27-meter-tall Brachiosaurus, the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton. Another highlight is the Tristan Encounter, a 66-million-year-old exhibit featuring a 12-meter-long Tyrannosaurus Rex. Plus, the museum always has new exhibitions popping up, thanks to the 200 scientists working there.

Location: Invalidenstraße 43

Opening Hours: Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Friday 9:30AM – 6PM, Saturday & Sunday 10AM – 6PM

Price: 8€ for adults and 5€ for children 6-14 years.

German Spy Museum 

The German Spy Museum in Berlin is a privately owned museum that’s dedicated to the history of espionage, intelligence, and secrecy services. It’s a really cool place that houses a collection of thousands of spy-related items from traditional spy tradecraft techniques and equipment, to cutting-edge surveillance and security technologies. 

Explore the history of spy activity from the Roman Empire to the present and learn about the technologies and techniques used by spies over the centuries. The museum offers interactive exhibits, allowing visitors to practice their spy skills, from cracking codes to spotting invisible ink. The museum is a popular tourist destination!

Location: Leipziger Pl. 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: 10 AM-8 PM

Price: 12 Euros

Approximate time to visit: 2-3 hours

Legoland Discovery Centre

The Legoland Discovery Centre is an indoor playground that is perfect for kids. Your kids can build their own Lego creations, go on rides, and watch 4D movies.

Location: Potsdamer Str. 4, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Approximate time to visit: 2-3 hours

Turkish Market

The Turkish Market is a great place to explore the culture and cuisine of Turkey in the heart of Germany. You’ll find authentic Turkish foods, interesting fashion items, and a fun and vibrant atmosphere that’s really unique to the city. Many of the vendors have been trading here since the late 1970s and the market has a great selection of fresh produce, spices, snacks, and souvenirs.

Location: Maybachufer, Kreuzberg, Berlin.12047, Berlin 

Approximate time to visit: 1 hour

East Side Gallery

It’s fun walking along this part of the wall, checking out all the cool art pieces. It’s a definite must-see in Berlin, and the best part is, it’s totally free! I suggest hitting it up after you’ve explored some of the museums around town. That way, you’ll have a better grasp of the wall’s history, adding more depth and meaning to the awesome artwork you’ll come across.

Approximate time to visit: Approximately 45 minutes

TV Tower

The TV Tower in Berlin is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and a popular tourist destination. Located in the Alexanderplatz area of Berlin, this unique feat of engineering was first opened in 1969 as part of the Fernsehturm Berlin TV tower station.

Location: Panoramastraße 1a in Alexanderplatz

These are just a few of the many things that you can do with your kids in Berlin. With so many family-friendly activities, you can take your pick!

Things to See in Berlin With Kids

Berlin is an incredible city filled with history, culture, and some truly unique experiences. When you’re visiting with kids, there are a few sights that are sure to leave a lasting impression on them. These are just a few things you can see in Berlin.

Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall is an important part of the city’s history, and it can be a great learning experience for kids. Although the wall has now largely been dismantled, there are still some sections that remain. Take your kids to see the East Side Gallery, a section of the wall that has been painted with colorful murals and graffiti. It’s a great way to teach your kids about Germany’s history and the impact of the wall on the city and its people.

Brandenburg Gate

One of Berlin’s most iconic landmarks, the Brandenburg Gate is a must-see. Built in the 18th century, the gate is a symbol of Germany’s unity and has played an important role in the country’s history. Take a stroll through the gate with your kids and snap some photos in front of this historic structure.

Museum Island

If your kids are into museums, Museum Island is a great place to spend a day. There are five different museums to choose from, each with its own unique exhibits and collections. From ancient artifacts to modern art, there’s something for everyone.

Tiergarten

If you’re looking for some green space in the heart of the city, Tiergarten is a beautiful park that’s perfect for a picnic or for your kids to burn off some energy. There are walking paths, playgrounds, and even a small lake where you can rent boats. It’s a great place to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie, the iconic border crossing between East and West Germany in the Cold War era, has undergone restoration to replicate its appearance before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The site now features a faithful reconstruction, complete with barriers, sandbags, signage, a checkpoint booth, and a flag. There are also individuals dressed as guards who contribute to the authentic atmosphere at the scene.

Where to Eat in Berlin With Kids

Berlin is famous for its delicious and diverse culinary scene, but finding the right places to eat with kids can be a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of family-friendly options that offer both delicious food and an enjoyable experience for the little ones. Here are some of the best places to eat in Berlin with kids:

Mogg & Melzer

Located in Mitte, this deli-style eatery serves up delicious sandwiches, salads, and pastries that kids will love. Plus, the industrial-chic decor and laid-back atmosphere make it a comfortable spot for families.

Hofbräu Berlin

This Bavarian-style beer hall is a great spot for a family lunch or dinner. They have a children’s menu with classic German dishes like schnitzel and sausages, and the festive atmosphere with live music and communal seating will keep the kids entertained.

Vöner

For a vegan option, head to Vöner in Friedrichshain. This plant-based fast-food joint offers tasty burgers, wraps, and fries that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy.

Chocolate Cafe

No visit to Berlin is complete without indulging in some delicious chocolate. It is Germany, after all! At Chocolate Cafe in Mitte, you can sample a variety of chocolate treats while the kids enjoy hot chocolate or ice cream.

The Bird

This American-style burger joint in Prenzlauer Berg is sure to satisfy any craving for juicy burgers and crispy fries. They also offer a children’s menu and have a laid-back vibe that’s perfect for families.

Our Favorite Parks in Berlin

If you followed along on Instagram you know how much I raved about the numerous parks throughout Berlin. Here are a few of our favorites:

Volkspark Friedrichshain

This park was one of our favorites! It features numerous attractions for children, including a large playground with climbing frames, slides, and sandpits. There’s also a fairy tale fountain and a small zoo called Kinderbauernhof im Mauerpark where kids can interact with animals.

Tiergarten

One of Berlin’s largest and most popular parks, Tiergarten offers vast green spaces, playgrounds, and paths for cycling and walking. Kids can enjoy the playgrounds and ponds, and families can have picnics in the open spaces.

Tempelhofer Feld

Once an airport, Tempelhofer Feld is now a massive open space perfect for flying kites, cycling, skating, and picnicking. There are designated areas for barbecues and plenty of space for kids to run around and play games.

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Britzer Garten

Known for its beautiful flower gardens, Britzer Garten also has a large playground area with various equipment suitable for children of different ages. The park offers boat rentals, a miniature train, and wide paths for cycling and rollerblading.

Märchenbrunnen

Located in Volkspark Friedrichshain, Märchenbrunnen (Fairytale Fountain) is a charming spot for families. The fountain features sculptures of characters from Grimm’s fairy tales, and there are often puppet shows and other events for kids nearby.

Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World)

This park in Marzahn offers themed gardens representing different cultures, including a Japanese garden, a Balinese garden, and a Korean garden. Kids can explore the diverse landscapes and enjoy the playgrounds and water features.

Gleisdreieck Park

This urban park offers a unique mix of greenery and modern design elements. Kids can play in the adventure playground, skate in the skate park, or explore the park’s various paths and green spaces.

Schlosspark Charlottenburg

Surrounding Charlottenburg Palace, this park provides a picturesque setting for family outings. Kids can run around the expansive lawns, play on the playgrounds, and visit the nearby Mausoleum and Belvedere Tea House.

For more details on all of the amazing parks Berlin has to offer, go to the “Visit Berlin” site HERE.

Things to Know Before Visiting Berlin with Kids

  • Family-Friendly Accommodations: Research family-friendly accommodations in advance. Many hotels offer amenities tailored to families such as cribs, extra beds, and children’s menus.
  • Public Transportation Accessibility: Berlin has an extensive public transportation network that is stroller-friendly. Familiarize yourself with bus, tram, and subway routes to navigate the city efficiently with kids.
  • Child Discounts: Many attractions in Berlin offer discounted or free admission for children. Check ahead for age requirements and discounts for families.
  • Museum Exploration: Berlin has several museums with child-friendly exhibits and activities. Look into museums like the DDR Museum, Labyrinth Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Natural History.
  • Language Considerations: While German is the primary language, many Berliners speak English. Still, teaching basic German phrases to your kids can be fun and helpful for interactions.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Berlin is a diverse city, so it’s important to teach yourself and your children about cultural sensitivity and respect for different customs and traditions.
  • Seasonal Considerations: Consider the weather and seasonal events when planning your visit. Summers can be warm, and perfect for outdoor activities, while winters can be cold with opportunities for ice skating and Christmas markets.
  • Healthcare Facilities: Familiarize yourself with healthcare facilities in case of emergencies. Berlin has excellent medical services, including pediatricians and hospitals.
  • Souvenir Shopping: Berlin offers a range of unique gifts, including toys, books, and traditional German items. These are great for letting your kids choose a souvenir from the trip.
  • Plan for Rest: Berlin is a bustling city, so make sure to schedule downtime for rest and relaxation, especially for younger children.

Our Memorable Family Trip to Berlin

We had a great time exploring Berlin with our girls and made some unforgettable memories for all of us! With so many family-friendly activities and sights to explore, Berlin is a fantastic destination for families. From learning about the city’s history to indulging in delicious cuisine, there is something for everyone. 

We hope our guide has been helpful in planning your family’s trip to Berlin, and we encourage you to take advantage of all this remarkable city has to offer. Have fun, and enjoy your time in Berlin with your kids!

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