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Children in front of the computer games museum in Berlin
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Berlin for children – 8-12 years

A city for young and old alike

Turn Berlin into an adventure playground for your children. Go up the TV Tower and see the city from above, at a height of over 200 metres. Watch your kids let off steam at the Wuhlheide leisure centre. Steer a paddle boat along the River Spree at Treptower Park. Or spend the day at the Computerspielemuseum (Computer Game Museum). Whatever you decide to do, Berlin offers you all the options you need for a great family trip.

The Berlin experience: places of interest for children

Discovering Berlin from above is not just a breathtaking experience for children. From the dome of the TV Tower you’ll also the opportunity to do just that. Afterwards you can view the nearby sights – a boat ride through the historic centre of Berlin provides you with the best view of Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island, the Reichstag and the Bundeskanzleramt (German Chancellery). Just a stone’s throw away, you can wander through Brandenburg Gate with your kids – a must during every visit to Berlin. Following on from that, you can take them to Checkpoint Charlie or the Berlin Wall Memorial to bring the history of German partition and reunification vividly back to life. And there is also lots for the little ones to discover at Charlottenburg Palace.

TV Tower
Boat ride through Mitte
Brandenburg Gate
Checkpoint Charlie
Berlin Wall Memorial
Charlottenburg Palace

Fun and games and all sorts of attractions: discovering Berlin together

Of course there’s lots more to Berlin in addition to all its sights. For children, too, a new adventure awaits at every corner. The most species-rich zoo in the world, a leisure and adventure centre in the middle of the forest and the world’s largest aquarium are just three of the highlights that Berlin has on offer for its younger guests to enjoy.

Zoologischer Garten and aquarium
Sea Life
FEZ in Wuhlheide
SEZ in Friedrichshain
Filmpark Babelsberg
Jump House Berlin

Places to rest and play: the most beautiful parks and gardens

Berlin, with its many gardens and green spaces, is the perfect city for a family excursion. Would you like to relax a little between the sights? Are your children tired from the hustle and bustle of the city and need a break? Or would you like to play a game together as a welcome diversion? You’ll have a full selection of activities in Berlin’s parks. There are also many unique parks in the inner city waiting to be discovered, including Tempelhofer Feld, Park am Gleisdreieck and Viktoriapark.

Tempelhofer Feld
Treptower Park and Insel der Jugend
Park am Gleisdreieck
Volkspark Hasenheide

Learning the fun way: museums for children

If the weather decides not to play along, that’s no reason to be sad whilst in Berlin. The capital is famous for its abundance of museums. These include some that will particularly amaze children. At the Computerspielemuseum (Computer Game Museum) you can even play some games, the Technikmuseum (Museum of Technology) attracts visitors with its exhibitions of aeroplanes, trains and cars, and children can examine complete dinosaur skeletons at the Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum).

Natural History Museum
Museum of Technology
Madame Tussauds
Computer Game Museum