Family-Friendly Things to Do in Berlin, Germany

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  • International Travel

  • Germany

  • Berlin

  • Arts & Culture

  • City Travel

  • Sightseeing

  • Local Culture

  • Museum

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Curator’s statement

Berlin: I really dig your grungy, punk, street style and grit. You have reimagined yourself, Post Cold World, in the most unique of ways. Check out this guide to uncover the best things to do in Germany's capital city.

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Where to stay in Berlin

SO/ Berlin Das Stue

Surrounded by a number of the city’s sights at the heart of the diplomatic district, SO/ Berlin Das Stue emanates the tranquility of a truly exceptional sanctuary.

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The Circus Apartments

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Wilmina Hotel

Tranquil urban oasis with a garden, bar, restaurant and fitness center in Berlin's Charlottenburg neighborhood.

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Things to do in Berlin

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Berlin Wall: East Side Gallery is the place to see the wall. Walk up and down the sidewalk and see all of the art installations on the wall. Of course, you will find remnants of the wall around the city, but this is a good starting point. 

Tiergarten: Walk around this wonderfully large park (think Central Park in NY). There is a zoo, a biergarten, and playgrounds for kids.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe: Walk through the installation and then head into the museum for a moving remembrance.

Shop around Prenzlauerberg neighborhood: Especially along Oderberger Strabe and Kastanienallee roads for cool vintage stores, concept shops and restaurants.

DDR Museum: A very interactive and engaging museum showcasing what life was like in East Germany.

Places to eat & drink in Berlin

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Berlin, Germany - Places to eat & drink

Markethelle Nuen: On Thursday nights in Kreuzberg neighborhood, the food hall hosts chefs from around town pop up for a street food market. We saw food from Iran, Tibet, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Spain, Costa Rica and Argentina.  

Alt Berliner Wirtshaus Henne: No frills, no fuss friend chicken restaurant in the Luisenstadt neighborhood. We sat under the trees outside and enjoyed a half bird with coleslaw, potato salad and ice cold beer. 

Cafe Fleury: Quaint breakfast/lunch cafe adjacent from Volkspark am Weinberg. Great for people watching and light fare.

Yumcha House: Across the street from Cafe Fleury - great soup dumplings!

Engelber: Located in Prenzlauer Berg on a stunning street. Go for a proper German breakfast.

Café am Neuen See: Located in the Tiergarten next to a lake, this classic beer garden is an absolute must. They serve up ice cold beer and traditional german food. You can also rent a row boat in the lake in between beers!  

Wu Kong: Eastern Asian cuisine in the cool Kreuzberg neighborhood.

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