The capital city of Berlin is one of the most visited city in Europe. It is a perfect place to spend some memorable days with your family.
Germany might be most known for its fairytale-style German castles, but there are so many more things to do in Germany than just seeing these castles. The capital city of Berlin is one of the most visited city in Europe. It is a perfect place to spend some memorable days with your family. Here are some of the best things to do in Berlin for families.
Be fascinated by the ancient times in Museuminsel (Museum Island)
Spend a family day on Berlin’s Museum Island, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site found at the heart of Spree. Don’t miss the five world-class museums situated on the island. The five museums on Museum Island are:
- Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum)
- Neues Museum (New Museum)
- Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery)
- Altes Museum (Old Museum)
Within the island, you can walk through a series of astonishing structures around. Have a sense of the ancient feel entering the two-story Roman Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar gate of Babylon. You can also view more Art collections and an ensemble of traditional buildings on the small Island. A one day ticket can be availed to enter each museum.
Stroll down the “Unter den Linden” boulevard
After a one day rendezvous at the Museum Island, you can take a stroll down the grand boulevard known as “Unter den Linden” (under the linden trees.). It is known as the historic heart of Berlin that stretches out from the Palace Bridge near the Museum Island to Brandenburg Gate found in the central Mitte district of Berlin. It is an ideal place for sightseeing wonderful architectures that date backs to the Prussian Kingdom. Pass by some important landmarks and structures such as the Humboldt University, the Staatsoper, and Zeughaus.
Let your kids run free at Tiergarten
A perfect place to bring your kids is one of the largest urban gardens in Germany known as Tiergarten. It is Berlin’s most renowned inner-city park just like New York’s Central Park. It’s a great place to let your kids explore and discover plenty of glorifying statues around the huge park. Among the activities you can both enjoy with the family are paddling a boat on the lake, walking through the overgrown paths and looking at the best view on top of the Victory Column. After the long stroll, you can relish your exhaustion by snacking and drinking a beer at one of Berlin’s best cafes or biergartens called Café’ am Neuen See.
Have the perfect beach day at Strandbad Weißensee
If you are planning to get a tan, you can join sun loungers enjoying the sand while watching your kids having a dip in the water. The beach bar also offers an on-site playground for the kids while you kill time focusing more on your tan. It is guaranteed to provide you a feel-good atmosphere where you can relax under the palm trees and have a barbeque party. Feel as though you are along the shores of the Caribbean with the cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages being served near the bamboo bar counters. The beach also offers a public viewing of an international football game everyone won’t miss out on the live action.
Attend the Karneval der Kulturen in Berlin
Celebrate with Berlin’s own unique carnival called the Carnival of Cultures every summer. More than a million visitors join in the multicultural spirit of Germany in the district of Kreuzberg to celebrate. The festival pays tribute to the peaceful living in Berlin and diversity of ethnic cultures. It usually is a four-day celebration with different events, concerts and exotic food and drinks. Your children will enjoy watching the colorful parade with over a thousand performers dancing through the street together with various musical artists from different countries. Indulge in the treasures from around the world in their open-international market to buy interesting souvenirs to bring home from your trip.
If you are in a short Berlin family vacation, make sure you don’t miss out doing these activities.