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Family at Zoologischer Garten Berlin with giraffes
Familie im ZooFamily at Zoologischer Garten Berlin with giraffes © visitBerlin Foto: Martin Peterdamm

Discovering the capital on foot

Family strolls between the TV Tower, the Teufelsberg, and the River Spree

Our capital city captivates everyone. Architecture, art, and various delicacies make Berlin a unique place of fun for families with children. You will quickly notice how diverse the different corners of Berlin truly as you walk through the districts of Mitte, Steglitz, or Köpenick with your family. We show you how to spend a relaxing holiday in Berlin with your children whilst exploring the city on foot.

The options for an unforgettable time in Berlin are as varied as the your kids' imaginations: museums, adventure playgrounds, zoos, circus, and theatre will have everyone excited. But it's thrilling for more than just the kids:  You, too, can expect an attractive mix of excitement, culture, and relaxation.  So follow your lust for adventure and set off across Berlin! Berlin invites you to an adventure.

Walks in Berlin with children

With so many unique places in Berlin, it can be difficult to decide where to go for a walk. After all, the city covers almost 900 km² of land.

Pandas at Berlin Zoo: Germany´s only pandas Meng Meng & Jiao Qing can be found in Berlin.
Jiao Qing © Zoo Berlin

How about a walk through Charlottenburg, for example? This part of the city attracts families and artists who together create a relaxed, yet vibrant atmosphere. The perfect starting point for your voyage of discovery. Check out the following spots as you make your way through the heart of old West Berlin:

Amazing: Berlin Zoo

Start your tour to cries of joy as you and kids visit Berlin Zoo. It is home to about 19,400 creatures representing 1,400 different species, the greatest number of species in any zoo in the world. Book your tickets directly on our website.

Hungry like a wolf at Capt'n Schillow

It's about a fifteen-minute walk from the Zoo to Capt'n Schillow, who will welcome you aboard his restaurant ship and let you dine like a pirate. Treat yourself to fresh fish or traditional Berlin dishes such as Rote Grütze, a berry pudding. Fish fingers with buttered potatoes and a dipping sauce. Learn more about Capt' n Schillow on our website.

Relaxing along Tiergartenufer

After lunch, enjoy a relaxing stroll along the green Tiergartenufer. Breathe in the fresh forest air and experience a piece of nature right in the heart of our flourishing city.

Flea market in Berlin
Flea market in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Hunting for treasures at a flea market

When you're ready for a change of pace, head on over to the oldest flea market in Berlin. For more than 40 years now, people have been browsing through books, records, jewellery, and clothing at the Berliner Trödelmarkt every weekend. Kids will love finding gently used dolls, computer games, and teddy bears. You can't miss it if you simply head for Charlottenburger Tor.