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Top Attractions in Berlin: These Corona rules apply to children

Where the mask is still compulsory

Familie im Homboldt Forum
visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

The strict Corona rules have now been lifted. Only on public transport is it still generally compulsory to wear a mask. But you may also be asked to wear a mask when shopping or visiting restaurants, museums, exhibitions and attractions. In this case, the institutions and establishments can invoke their so-called house rules. The best thing to do is to leave your mask in your handbag and be prepared for anything.

  • Children under the age of six are still exempt from the obligation to wear a test and mask.
  • In our FAQs you will find an overview of all current regulations in Berlin.

What applies in restaurants?

Familie im Cafe Sommer
Familie im Cafe Sommer Getty Images, Foto: vgajic

Just in time for the opening of the ice cream parlours, little and big sweet tooths no longer have to officially wear a mask. In fact, however, cafés and restaurants can opt for individual hygiene rules, including keeping the mask requirement, according to their house rules. Children under six are also exempt.

Many large museums retain the mask requirement

Children's World at the Jewish Museum Berlin
Children's World at the Jewish Museum Berlin Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Foto: Yves Sucksdorff

From the Museum Island to ANOHA, the new Children's World of the Jewish Museum Berlin, many museums have decided to keep the mask requirement.

  • It is important to reserve a ticket with a time slot online in advance. Especially at ANOHA, tickets are booked up quickly. It is best to reserve your time slot a few weeks before your visit. Tickets are released four weeks in advance. 
  • Wearing an FFP2 mask is still compulsory for all visitors over 6 years of age. 
  • In addition, the museums will of course continue to do a number of things to ensure a safe, smooth visit. This includes time slot tickets, disinfection stations, hygiene plans and additional ventilation of the rooms.

Berlin attractions for families: these rules apply

Children at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Museum of Natural History Foto: Thomas Rosenthal, MfN Berlin

We have put together a few examples from Berlin's museum world that are particularly suitable for a visit with the whole family. You'll see that the rules are all very similar and easy to follow. The most important thing is to book a time slot ticket online well in advance and to have a medical mask with you for all family members from the age of 6.

Masks are still compulsory in these museums and attractions

Humboldt Forum Berlin: Ethnological Collections
Humboldt Forum Berlin: Ethnological Collections ©Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldt Forum, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Some tickets can now be purchased again directly on site at the ticket counter. However, if you want to go, you can still book online in advance.

In the Humboldt Forum, FFP2 masks are compulsory for all visitors over 14 years of age. Children between 6 and 14 may alternatively wear a medical mask. Children under 6 are exempt from the mask requirement. For the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art, the exhibitions Berlin Global and After Nature as well as for the Schlosskeller you still have to book a time slot ticket. All other exhibitions, such as the Sculpture Hall or the Video Panorama, can be visited without a time slot; admission is free. 

Masks are still compulsory in the Anne Frank Zentrum. As you can only use the digital offers in the exhibition to a limited extent for hygienic reasons, children will receive the booklet as a gift to explore the exhibition. Tickets can be purchased on site or online.

Ausstellung "Alles über Anne" im Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin
Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin Anne Frank Zentrum Berlin, Foto: Mandy Kloetzer

You'll also need a mask to visit the German Spy Museum. With a time slot ticket you can avoid waiting times (b. In addition, the number of visitors remains limited in order to be able to observe distance rules. Frequent airing and regular disinfection offers additional protection.

In addition to the time slot ticket and your mask, you should bring your own headphones to the Computerspielemuseum

Wall of Hardware at the Computerspielemuseum Berlin
Wall of Hardware at the Computerspielemuseum Berlin Jörg Metzner/CSM

You should also continue to wear a mask when visiting the DDR Museum, at least that's the museum's appeal. Cleaning staff are currently on site throughout opening hours to refill soap and disinfectant containers, for example. Tickets are available online or on site. To avoid rush hour, a visit from 5 pm onwards is recommended. The DDR Museum is open until 9 pm.

A visit to the Museum of Natural History is currently only possible with a time slot ticket booked online in advance. FFP2 masks are compulsory for visitors over 6 years of age. As the museum café is closed for the time being, you may bring water and other non-alcoholic drinks into the museum.

Tierpark, Zoo Berlin & Aquarium

Sumatra-Tiger im Regenwaldhaus Tierpark Berlin
Familie im Tierpark Berlin Tierpark Berlin

No special Corona precautions are currently in force in the Berlin Zoo, the Tierpark and the Aquarium. In some places, medical masks are still compulsory, such as in the Vari forest or in the electric train in the zoo.

Tickets are available online or directly on site. Annual pass holders no longer have to register online in advance. However, you still have to book a time slot for the aquarium. To avoid waiting times at the entrance, Berlin Zoo recommends buying an online ticket in advance.

Commented feedings will not take place again yet.

Book your Ticket Zoo, Aquarium and Tierpark here

Attractions for children

Children at Technikmuseum
Children at Technikmuseum visitBerlin, Foto: Pierre Adenis

The Deutsches Technikmuseum does offer a few tickets on site at the ticket office. However, it is safer to buy a ticket online in advance. Masks are compulsory until 30 April 2022, although wearing an FFP2 mask is recommended but a medical mask is also permitted. Children up to and including 6 years of age are exempt from the mask requirement.

Closed are the exhibitions Chemistry and Pharmacy, Film and Photo Technology, Printing Technology, Suitcase Production, as well as the third floor in the Science Center Spectrum.

Information panels, surfaces and displays are cleaned regularly. Some hands-on stations and exhibition elements such as VR glasses and headphones cannot be used at the moment, but they will be reopened gradually.

The cloakroom is not manned, please use the lockers. The museum bistro Tor 25 is also closed, but you can dine in the museum restaurant Café Anhalt! in the main building and in the museum café TorEins. The museum shop is open.

Tickets for the Technikmuseum

Legoland and FEZ

LEGOLAND Discovery Center - Two boys blaying with small Match Cars
LEGOLAND Discovery Center 2018 LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Deutschland GmbH

You should also book your time slot ticket online in advance for your visit to Legoland, and the booking can be changed up to five times free of charge. Wearing a mask is not compulsory but is recommended. All staff will continue to wear masks. Legoland also reserves the right not to admit visitors if they have visibly recognisable cold symptoms.

You should currently buy your tickets online in advance for the FEZ. Please adhere to the hygiene rules in the building and watch out for changed entrances and exits. 

During performances on the Astrid Lindgren Stage, everyone in the audience over the age of 14 must wear an FFP2 mask, even in the seats.

Television Tower: Visiting with children

Viewing level in the Berlin TV tower
View from the television tower Foto: Torsten Fritsche/Die Lichtisten

When visiting the TV Tower, masks are also compulsory for everyone over the age of 6. And of course, if only to avoid unnecessary waiting times, you should keep to the time slot of your ticket purchased online in advance.

More tips on museum cafés

Please inform yourself about the current Corona rules in Berlin .

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


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