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Kinder beim Mikroskopieren im Botanischer Garten
Kinder beim Mikroskopieren im Botanischer Garten © Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Foto: G.Hohlstein

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7 insider tips for Berlin with children

Exciting activities off the beaten track

¬īIn our city, the motto is "Join in instead of just looking at it". That's no wonder because there are exciting activities everywhere in Berlin. Families have plenty of places to choose from to let off some steam. Whether adventure playgrounds, safaris in the Tierpark, or outdoor theatre, a family holiday in Berlin means¬† excitement, variety, and amazement to visitors of all ages. We show you a great selection of tips and activities to get the most out of your Berlin holiday with children.

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Seerosenteich im Botanischen Garten © Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Foto: I.Haas

Der Botanische Garten Berlin in Berlin-Lichterfelde ist mit einer Fl√§che von √ľber 43 Hektar und etwa 20.000 verschiedenen Pflanzenarten der gr√∂√üte Botanische Garten Deutschlands.

1.  Bouncing, jumping, and running around the Robin Hood playground

Children can play to their hearts' content on the Robin Hood playground on Elfriede-Kuhr-Straße . They can climb the castle walls, sail on a pirate ship, splash around in the water, and hide in Sherwood Forest. A total of 13,000 m² (3.25 acres) are waiting to be discovered. You can find out more about the playground on our website.

2.  Singing and dancing at the movies

Children prefer to be involved and some film screenings are designed just for this purpose. They have lots of fun shaping the story through their own singing, dancing, and clapping. You will find the shows at various participating cinemas across Berlin.

3. Walking on Tempelhofer Feld

Children playing at Tempelhof Fieldin summer time
Children playing at Tempelhof Fieldin summer time © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

What was still an airport in 2008 has become a massive playground for children and adults. Tempelhofer Feld is perfect for flying kites, skating, walking, or simply admiring the almost endless expanse. The former airport tarmac is open from sunrise to sunset and is free of charge. Simply use one of these three entrances: Tempelhofer Damm, Columbiadamm, or Oderstraße. More anformation about Tempelhofer Feld can be found on our website.

4. High above the rooftops of the capital: Weltballon Berlin

See the capital from an entirely new new perspective and book your ticket for Weltballon Berlin. This balloon journey will take you 150 metres above the city so that you and your children can enjoy the best bird's-eye views of the Victory Column, Reichstag, and Brandenburg Gate. All prices and all further information can be found on our website. All prices and information can be found on our website.

5. Petting, feeding, and amazement: children's farms in Berlin

Our little farm is also in Berlin. Visit  a children's farm with your kids. Goats, geese, sheep, and rabbits await the attention of your children at Jugendfarm Moritzhof on Schwedter Straße. You can find an overview of all Berlin children's farms on our website.

6. Now things are getting creepy: tunnel walk at Innsbrucker Platz

Berlin has its own ghost train. Walk the tunnel with Secret Tours from Innsbrucker Platz and get an exciting insight into Berlin's underworld. Four storeys and 20 metres below the street you will find the remnants of an abandoned underground rail station. The tight quarters and raw concrete create a rather haunted atmosphere that older kids will love. Tickets and tour offers can be found on our website.

Weltballon above Berlin
Weltballon © visumate

7. Purely natural: Botanical Garden Berlin-Steglitz

At the Botanical Garden in Steglitz, you can marvel at exotic plants, breathe in the fresh air, and experience a real rain forest with the whole family. With an area of 43 hectares and over 20,000 different plant species, the garden is one of the largest in the world.
Further information about the Botanical Garden can be found on our website.

7. Plan your family holiday in Berlin now!

If you have liked these suggestions for visiting Berlin with children, have a look at our website. There we have compiled all sorts of tips, hotels, and eventswhich you can experience as a family in our city. You will also finds recommendations for every weather and different interests. This way, you and your kids will feel at home in Berlin right from the very start.

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