While I visited Berlin without children, I can’t ever quite get out of ‘mum mode’ so I’m always thinking about what I’d do with my children.
- At the airport, buy yourself a Berlin Welcome Card – The ABC pass covers you and up to 3 children on all forms of public transport while you’re there AND you can get discounts on some great things to do with the kids.
- Ritter Sport ChocoWorld – see how chocolate is made, make your own slab, eat ice cream, buy an endless supply of chocolate and take a picture with a Buddy Bear!
- Buddy Bears. These little fellas can be found throughout the city. They were originally part of an art project and over 100 were made and now they’re just part of the city landscape. Try to see how many you can find!
- Like I mentioned, the Berlin Welcome Card gives you discount – you can get 25% off Schnitzel at Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt – a traditional German (well, Bavarian) restaurant. It’s laid back, quick service and there’s a play area for younger children – always helpful!
- The ABC pass means that you can travel a bit further afield into Zone C – to Potsdam. Potsdam is a separate city about an hour away from Berlin by train and it is absolutely gorgeous! Take a walk around the Sanssouci Park, go see the fountains, wander through the beautiful old town and there’s even Potsdam Biosphere – a fascinating tropical world, perfect for children and a fantastic break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Throughout the city there are little ‘beaches’ by the river that you can play in during the summer.
I absolutely loveeeeeeed Berlin and can’t wait to go back and take the kids to see the sights!