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Our most recommended Berlin Family-friendly activities

Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

1. Berlin: Plenary Chamber, Dome & Government District Tour

On this guided tour of the parliament and government district of Berlin, you will get acquainted with some of Germany's political history. Begin your journey at Pariser Platz and continue to the parliament and government district. Learn more about famous buildings such as Hotel Adlon or Brandenburg Gate and see the sights from a different perspective. Cross the historical sector border at Brandenburg Gate and get interesting information on the Reichstag building and its complicated location at the Berlin Wall. Next, climb the dome of the Reichstag to learn more about the tasks and duties of the Bundestag. Hear the fascinating story behind the Reichstag building, its transformation into a modern landmark designed by Lord Foster, and about the interesting ecological concept Foster's work was built upon. Experience Berlin from above, enjoy the city's skyline, and learn more about the history of the city.

Berlin: Illuseum Berlin Entrance Ticket

2. Berlin: Illuseum Berlin Entrance Ticket

Take a break from the real world and step into the Illuseum Berlin. Located in the center of Berlin, the Illuseum is a place where nothing is as it seems and where fun, entertainment, and interactivity for visitors of all ages is the focus. Whether it's slate space or infinite space, baffling holograms, or an impressive tunnel, anyone can immerse themselves for a moment in a world full of illusions, allowing themselves to fall under the spell of their senses. Experience a one-of-a-kind museum where you will defy gravity, lose the ground under your feet, see yourself grow and shrink, and become inspired by optical illusions. As a special treat, check out clever play-areas made of sustainable wooden toys with many impressive 3D puzzles and riddles that are not only fun but also train your logical skills. It's easy to waste a day at this tricky fitness center for the brain.

Berlin: Entry Ticket to the Studio of Wonders

3. Berlin: Entry Ticket to the Studio of Wonders

Embark on an adventure and enjoy one of the most exciting art-concepts of recent years that has opened in the center of Berlin. Discover the studio with over 30 interactive installations built for taking amazing pictures and videos. Have a marvelous time while creating your own wonders and will become part of the exhibits.  Explore more than 700 m2 that the studio offers and enjoy plenty of room to re-explore your inner child and dwell in stunning moments.  Nothing is as it might seem at first sight: its creators use optical illusions, infinity effects, and different perspectives to address all your senses. Plants are brought to life in the Wonder-Forest while lighting effects and a combination of scents and soft sounds draw the visitor deeper into the exhibit until they are completely immersed and everyday life is a distant memory.

Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

4. Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

The Berlin Dungeon takes you on a thrilling journey through 800 years of the capital’s history, from medieval times to the 20th century. Professional actors bring the chillingly amusing characters of the city’s perilous past in 360° sets to life. Experience the true stories of the city’s worst traitors, witches, and serial killers. Will you escape the revenge of the Witch or will you even join her? Uncover the legend of the dreaded White Lady, wander through the Labyrinth of the Hohenzollern, and meet Berlin’s most notorious serial killer Carl Großmann. Come face to face with the Plague Doctor who is delighted to demonstrate the effects of the plague. Defend yourself in front of the High Court and escape through the secret tunnels. Are you brave enough for the darkest drop into the unknown with Berlin‘s highest indoor freefall tower Exitus? The Berlin Dungeon is a scary-fun experience for everyone from the age of 10 years.

Berlin: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

5. Berlin: Madame Tussauds Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the most iconic moments of the last 100 years of Berlin's history with your entry ticket to Madame Tussauds Berlin. Get closer than ever to celebrities and famous characters. Get on stage and sing with Taylor Swift, become a model in the fashion zone, or date Leonardo DiCaprio at the most exclusive VIP party in town. Carry on and celebrate the World Cup with Angela Merkel at the legendary Fan Mile. Cheer with sports legends at the football stadium, pass the IQ test with Albert Einstein, or become a real Jedi Knight in the immersive Star Wars area. In the divided city, John F. Kennedy shouts "Ick bin ein Berliner," and Udo Lindenberg takes the "Sonderzug nach Pankow" until David Hasselhoff brings down the Berlin Wall. Visit the "Golden 20s" and experience the joy and extravagance of this famous decade. Dance the Charleston with Josephine Baker, enjoy a drink with Marlene Dietrich, and swing with Liza Minelli. Madame Tussauds Berlin offers the perfect spots for your family photo or Instagram selfie, including the latest wax figures of comedy star Teddy Teclebrahn or singer-songwriter Zoe Wees.

Berlin: Natural History Museum Entrance Ticket

6. Berlin: Natural History Museum Entrance Ticket

Come and join a journey of discovery that begins by following the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin and takes you all the way to the modern-day explorers of life on earth. Every day, the approximately 200 scientists working at the Museum für Naturkunde look for answers to the great problems and challenges the future holds, relying on their scientific collections, comprising over 30 million items. Their insights shape the various permanent and special exhibitions and many special events. Some of the best-known exhibits are to be found in the Dinosaur Hall, which shows life as it might have been in the Upper Jurassic period, 150 million years ago. Giraffatitan brancai, the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world, impressively welcomes all visitors in the center of the exhibition hall. The precious Archaeopteryx lithographica, the Mona Lisa of natural history, is elegantly displayed in a safety showcase at the back of the hall. All of the fossil objects – and the dinosaurs in particular – still yield new secrets to scientists and researchers from all over the world. The museum offers much more than extinct fossils - the East Wing allows visitors to see a genuine scientific research collection that has received many accolades. This collection is home to about a million animals stored in 80 tonnes of alcohol. The Biodiversity Wall fascinates visitors, displaying 3,000 species in one glance. This thought-provoking installation opens up a discussion on biodiversity and its loss – a theme that remains at the heart of the museum’s research efforts. With changing temporary exhibitions and a diversified education program including guided tours, lectures, and workshops, the Museum für Naturkunde is always worth a visit.

Berlin: Legoland Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

7. Berlin: Legoland Discovery Centre Entry Ticket

Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Berlin and spend a great day at the ultimate LEGO indoor playground. Different stations and play areas and millions of LEGO bricks are waiting for you. Enter LEGOLAND Discovery Centre with your child and enjoy their delight at this child-friendly attraction. Marvel at Berlin’s iconic buildings in MINILAND and join the LEGO Factory tour to learn how they make LEGO DUPLO bricks. The 4D cinema takes you into an exciting world filled with surprises and fascinating special effects. The brave can visit Dragon Castle and take on a world of knights and dragons or learn how to fly at Merlin’s Apprentice. LEGO® fans can become real ninjas at the LEGO NINJAGO City Adventure, a training camp on two levels, completely in NINJAGO design. Watch as your little ninja improves their skills. Make your way through the laser maze, climb the rotating wall, or venture through other physical courses.

Berlin: Lighthouse of Digital Art Ticket

8. Berlin: Lighthouse of Digital Art Ticket

Enter the Lighthouse of Digital Art, a museum for digital and new media art in Berlin, and experience the current exhibition as well as the AI Gallery and the Infinity Room. Enjoy a 45-minute multidimensional journey in a uniquely immersive room. Visit a room full of mirrors and LED lights - full of reflections filled with light and yourself. Explore a small gallery with a selection of different themes that have been created using different AI tools over the last few months.

Berlin: DARK MATTER Experience Entry Ticket

9. Berlin: DARK MATTER Experience Entry Ticket

Explore light, movement and sound, merging into expressive choreographies of luminous forms and colors with the DARK MATTER exhibition. Discover the 1,000 square meters of exhibition space and a range of multimedia installations. In the pitch-black rooms of a converted factory, visitors embark on a journey through seven artworks. From breathtakingly intimate light compositions, and interactive walk-in structures to room-encompassing audiovisual performances, become part of a fully immersive experience.

Berlin: Discover Berlin Walking Tour

10. Berlin: Discover Berlin Walking Tour

See historic Berlin on a walking tour through the city's most significant places. Take an informative, thought-provoking journey that brings the history of Berlin alive. Cover all of Berlin's main sights, from the Berlin Wall to the site of Hitler's bunker. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Cathedral, Palace Square, and much more. Choose to take either a shorter or longer tour with a private guide to fit your schedule. Your guide’s superb story-telling skills will weave the themes of Prussian, Imperial, Nazi, Cold War and 21st-Century Berlin into a detailed narrative, stretching from Berlin’s swampy origins in medieval times. Hear tales about controversies over the design of the memorial, to the tragic story of the murdered Jews of Europe. Along the way, meet characters who have left their imprint on the city, including Albert Einstein, Marlene Dietrich, and JFK. Stand above the spot where Hitler took his life in April 1945, and see where daring escapes took place across the Berlin Wall before its momentous fall in 1989.

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Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Berlin with kids

Looking for things to do in Berlin with kids? You'll find plenty of them! Its unique history through the Cold War comes alive at the DDR Museum. Or take them to the Berlin Wall to see how something sad and dreadful is now a symbol of hope. But Berlin is more than history. Graffiti is seen as an art form (although you may not want to encourage it at home!), and there’s the Illuseum, dedicated to playing tricks on your eyes. Beyond the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, there’s the joy of playing at Legoland and jumping on a trampoline at the Jump House.

Museum für Naturkunde: Visit Tristan the T-Rex and friends

See nature’s mightiest and tiniest. The Museum of Natural History takes the family on a journey from the beginning of time to today. Sit back on a comfy sofa and watch the Big Bang create the universe and Earth. The Jurascopes recreate dinosaurs, making you feel like you’re in Jurassic Park. Then go to the insect hall where tiny bugs are enlarged into models, so you can get a closer look. And for a fascinating thrill, there’s the Wet Collection, where thousands of animals are preserved in jars of alcohol for future study.

There’s a free coat room to store bags as they aren’t allowed inside the museum. There’s a café, but food and drink are not allowed inside. There are special discounts for families and children under 10 require adult supervision.

Gardens of the World: Stop and smell the roses, cherry blossoms, and pines

There is more to these gardens than plants. Aspiring botanists love the green delights from all over the world. There’s also a water garden with ponds, waterfalls, and a natural water spray. But for more active diversions, there’s a massive maze of over 1,000 evergreens to explore, as well as a cable car, toboggan ride, and playgrounds.

You’ll be happy to hear that strollers are welcome and recommended. You can bring food and drink, and there are restaurants and snack bars onsite. Closing times vary during the year, so you should check ahead as you plan.

Deutsches Technikmuseum: Explore planes, trains, automobiles, and science galore

The German Museum of Technology makes learning fun. In addition to exhibits of planes and engines, kids can climb inside to pull levers and pretend to conduct a train. Or they can try their hand at captaining a big ship in the marine simulator. Gear heads young and old can walk through automotive history from steam cars to modern road machines. Not into transportation? Then the 150 science experiments your kids can try at the Science Center are bound to captivate. They can learn how planes fly, how magnets work, what colors are, and so can you!

Strollers are allowed and available for rent, but you must check bags in the coat room. You can bring your own food and drink to the picnic area and there are cafés onsite as well.

DDR Museum: Discover the city’s history 

Even if they’re too young to understand, kids enjoy the DDR Museum. Fully interactive, visitors are encouraged to touch and explore all the exhibits. See how life was behind the Iron Curtain. There are authentic recreations of an apartment, a prison cell, a tiny East German car (complete with driving simulation), and even a kindergarten for kids to investigate. This may be the only time they see a rotary dial phone or watch a TV with no remote!

Strollers are allowed, although navigating may be difficult when there are a lot of visitors. It is better to go earlier or later to avoid crowds and the museum is open every day until 9 pm.

Jump House Berlin: Welcome to Germany’s biggest trampoline hall

Give your kids a chance to burn off some energy while having lots of fun at the same time. Jump House Berlin has around 120 different trampolines and is divided into zones to play various games. Jumping into a foam ball pool sure sounds like fun. You can join your kids on the many trampolines and burn some calories. Or you can leave them in the hands of experienced staff and observe from the onsite restaurant while enjoying a snack. The best part is that this place is great even if it’s raining.

Your kids must be at least 6 years old to enter the trampoline park. If you get hungry, you can purchase snacks and drinks inside.

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What people are saying about Berlin

My boyfriend and I had the best time being toured by Campbell - he was extremely knowledgable, engaging and gave an exceptionally high quality tour of Berlin (from Museum Island, the Holocaust Memorial and Brandenburg Gate). We would highly recommend this tour to any new arrivals/tourists in Berlin looking to contextualise the hundreds of historical sites around. Thank you so much for the great time, despite the cold weather! Archie & Tom

The tour guide Andy conveyed the information about the individual stops of the tour with a very personal touch. We learned a lot of new information and had a very pleasant time with him. We would love to do more tours with him.

We had a great time walking through Little Big City the amount of hard work and extreme attention to detail that's gone into each and every model is insane. So many hidden gems around so keep those eyes peeled.

Stefan was super funny, informative, knowledgeable and catered to our group. Very glad to have been able to tour with him and highly recommend!

Stefan was great. Don't be late, or Stefan will get irate.