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The Best Family Trip to Berlin
Family vacations are the best. There is nothing quite like spending a fun time with those you love. And Berlin has plenty of fun stuff for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you are bringing the toddlers, grade-schoolers, or teens, you should have no problem finding something for everyone.
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There are two zoos in Berlin as well as parks full of playgrounds and space to run. You can also enjoy some animals up close at Mauerplatz or Görlitzer Park. See the water creatures at AquaDom or visit one of the kids’ museums. But leave your parcels and large bags with a suitcase storage locker in Berlin first.
Berlin Zoological Garden
Berlin Zoological Garden opened in 1844, making it one of the oldest zoos in the world. They boast over 15,125 animals of 1,460 species on almost 90 acres. They also have a large aquarium with over 7,600 marine creatures. The little ones will love the children’s zoo where they can feed and pet the animals.
With 121 acres, Volkspark Friedrichshain is the oldest park in Berlin. There are plenty of green spaces to enjoy, or you can take a hike in the woods, stroll along the path of monuments, and get some selfies with the Fairy Tale Fountain. Rock climbing and biking, skateboarding and cycling, they have it all there.
Tierpark Berlin Zoo
Founded in 1955, Tierpark Berlin Zoo has 400 acres with over 7,250 animals in 850 species. Tierpark is the largest animal park in Europe and features many rare and endangered animals like the takin, muskoxen, striped hyenas, and Siberian tigers. You can also ride on the train for free.
Also known as the Berlin Goat Farm, this fun place is full of great activities. The farm has different animals on exhibit all the time, but goats are the main feature. You can also enjoy the swiss chalet, feed the chickens, play on the playgrounds, and just learn how to run a goat farm.
Görlitzer Park was started to help kids learn more about nature. Getting the children out of the schools and into the parks was the main focus. At this park, there are gardens as well as geese, ducks, rabbits, sheep, donkeys, and pigs to enjoy. They also have playgrounds and a café.
The Kinderbauernhof Farm is a sweet little petting zoo in the middle of a large park with playgrounds. They have sheep, pigs, goats, horses, and lots of chickens and geese running around. They also have a barn full of guinea pigs and rabbits to play with. The donkeys are pretty cool too. This is a fun place for kids and adults.
Legoland Discovery Center
It may sound like a playground, and it is, but it can also teach you and your kids some cool stuff. Let them find out how a Lego brick is made, find out about energy and gravity with Lego cars the kids make and fly with Merlin’s apprentice. They even have a 4D cinema and a food court.
What kid (and adult) doesn’t want to pretend to be a secret agent? The Spy Museum will teach you how to be a spy and lets you in on the secrets of all the spy tricks. Find the bugs in the room, look for clues, use a cipher machine to read secret messages, and see over 300 pieces of spy equipment.
This is not your typical museum. Made especially for kids of all ages, your kids can see what 1 million ants do when they are bored, make something beautiful out of wood, or find out how books are made. They even have a monster science institute where you can meet magical beasts.
The Café Wunderland is designed with kids in mind. All of the items are kid-friendly, from the pasta to the pizza. For dessert, your kids can choose from a variety of ice cream and cake flavors as well as fruit and other yummy items. The main attraction is the indoor playground, ball pit, and climbing fun.
What kid does not like burgers and fries? You haven’t tasted a German burger unless you get it from Burger Turm. With over a dozen burger varieties and 10 types of fries, there is something for everyone here. They even have a lobster burger and octopus burger. Then head to Hokey Pokey for dessert!
You know it has to be fun with a name like Hokey Pokey! And this great ice cream place will not disappoint you or the kiddos. They have three shops in Berlin to choose from and they all have delicious ice cream flavors. And they also have pastries, chocolate bars, and pralines. Don’t miss this ice creamery.
The Alexa Center
The Alexa Center has more than 140 stores with several great toy stores for the kids to enjoy. Some of these include Streetart Toys and Gifts, Spiele Max, and Top Two. When the kids get hungry, don’t worry, the Alexa Center has more than 30 cafés and restaurants to choose from. They even have a bowling alley and escape room.
Playmobil has been a favorite toy of kids since 1974, and this store has about 1,200 square feet of toys to explore. Many of the toys have samples that the kids can see and play with. Sort of a “try before you buy” type of thing. Their headquarters is actually in Germany, so Berlin knows all about the famous little human-like toys.
Mall of Berlin
The Mall of Berlin also has a variety of toy stores inside. Uncle Philipp’s quaint little toy store is also a toy repair shop, Smyths is a huge store full of thousands of toys, and they even have two Berlin Souvenir and Gift Shops. Be sure to feed the little ones before they get hangry. The food court has over 50 eateries.
The kids will love Berlin and so will you! Be sure to get plenty of photos to share with friends on your social media pages. There is so much to see and do, and this is just a small sample that we provided. Be sure to get out and see as much as you can while you are in this capital city.