Germany’s capital is one of the great European cities. While admiring the iconic Brandenburg Gate, climbing the dome on the Bundestag and taking photos of the location of Check Point Charlie on the Berlin Wall are generally on everyone’s itinerary, Berlin also offers terrific attractions for families.
Here are our top five family-friendly attractions in Berlin.
The Berlin Zoo recently received significant international attention with the birth of Knut, a polar bear that was born at the zoo in December 2006. Unfortunately, Knut died in 2011, however with more than 1,500 species and around 17,500 animals, you’re sure to find an animal that sparks your imagination. Be sure to check out the hippopotamus aquarium, to watch these fascinating creatures play both above and below the water.
Legoland Discovery Centre
Kids of all ages will marvel at the artistry of the displays in the Legoland Discovery Centre. This fantastic attraction, located on Potsdamer Platz, boasts the Dragon Ride, where the whole family hop on a friendly dragon for a guided tour of mythical lands. You can also view the most important buildings in Berlin in miniature – Miniland was created using over two million lego bricks.
Take the family to the nature museum and let them wonder at the 30 million objects contained within the geology, palaeontology and zoology collections. Big ticket exhibitions include the World of Dinosaurs, Evolution in Action and the Cosmos.
Younger travellers will appreciate the Children’s Farm – where they’ll have the opportunity of getting up close to the resident animals including farmyard donkeys, pigs, ducks and rabbits. The farm is located in Görlitzer Park.
Located on Spandauer Street near Alexanderplatz, AquaDom Sealife is a state-of-the-art aquarium that has over 5,000 marine creatures on display. The centrepiece of the facility is the cylindrical tank dubbed the AquaDom – this astonishing creation contains over one million litres of water and allows enthusiasts to take a glass elevator through the centre so that you can admire the 1,500 fish that call the tank home.