27 Things to Do for Kids in Berlin [with Map & Tickets]

33 Sights for Kids in Berlin

Are you traveling to Berlin with your children? Then our list of the 27 best sights for kids and teens in Berlin is just right for you.

The list consists of indoor and outdoor attractions, museums that are especially suitable for children and teenagers, locations where animals are the main characters or evil villains and international world stars are waiting, as well as planetariums that invite you to explore the stars.

Now, we wish your family a lot of fun searching and finding your favorites...

1. Anne Frank Zentrum

Anne Frank is one of the world's most famous victims of the Holocaust through the diary she wrote in her hiding place during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The Jewish girl kept most of the diary from June 12, 1942, to Aug. 1, 1944, in what is now the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. She was discovered there after two years and deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died shortly before the end of the war in 1945, at the age of 15.

In 2009, the diary was included in the World Documentary Heritage by UNESCO. The exhibition "All about Anne" was developed by the Anne Frank Center Berlin and the Anne Frank House Amsterdam. Part of the exhibition next to Hackesche Höfe in Spandauer Vorstadt in Berlin's Mitte district is dedicated to Anne Frank's life story, while another makes connections between her life and the present.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the official website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 12 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

2. ANOHA

The ANOHA Children's Museum is part of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the Kreuzberg district and takes children on a journey with Noah's Ark. According to the story, the ark was a huge boat that Noah used to save his family and the land animals from the Flood.

The centerpiece of the Children's Museum is a wooden ark that holds more than 150 animal sculptures. Divided into six sections, the exhibition presents stories of creation, the Flood and new beginnings, challenging children to "think about respectful coexistence between humans, animals and nature." In doing so, they are to playfully transfer the story of Noah's Ark to the present and develop it beyond that.

  • Admission is free. For current opening hours, please visit ANOHA's website.
  • Age recommendation: Children between the ages of 3 and 10, or children of daycare and elementary school age. This age recommendation is intended as an orientation. Children may only visit the museum when accompanied by adults, and adults may only visit when accompanied by children.

3. AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin

At AquaDom& SEA LIFE in the Berlin Mitte district, you can discover more than 5,000 animals of the underwater world in 35 naturalistic designed tanks. Its motto is, "From the sources of the Spree to the depths of the Atlantic." Here, you will experience an exciting journey through the different waters of our world and admire a fascinating variety of species from sharks, rays and octopuses to coral fish, seahorses and jellyfish.

The AquaDom is the largest freestanding cylindrical aquarium in the world. The acrylic tank is 16 meters high, 11.5 meters in diameter and filled with one million liters of water. It is home to around 1500 fish from nearly 100 different species. In the middle of the cylinder, visitors can take a very unusual ride through the interior of the aquarium in an elevator. The interactive animal feedings are especially popular with children.

  • For current opening hours, please visit the AquaDom & SEA LIFE Berlin website.
  • Age recommendation: Children between 4 and 11 years. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

4. Archenhold Observatory

Built for the Berlin Trade Exhibition of 1896, the Archenhold Observatory (Archenhold-Sternwarte) in Treptower Park is the largest and oldest public observatory still in existence in Germany. Its showpiece, however, is the "Great Refractor", the world's longest movable refracting telescope with a focal length of 21 meters, also known as a “sky cannon”.

Other observing instruments include an astrograph for photographing the sky, a 500-millimeter reflecting telescope for viewing the planets, double stars and the moon, and the "Jensch Coelostat" for observing the spectral colors of sunlight and the active zones of the sun. In the Zeiss Small Planetarium (Zeiss-Kleinplanetarium), you sit in comfortable armchairs under an eight-meter dome onto which the starry sky is projected.

  • For current opening hours and admission prices, please visit the planetarium's website.
  • Age recommendation: Depending on the event, starting at 4 years of age. This age recommendation is for orientation only. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

5. Bambooland Berlin

At Bambooland in Spandau, kids experience true jungle adventures as they ride paddlewheel boats past palm trees and bamboo bushes along a river and explore the indoor playground.

Children can jump as high as they can on the trampolines and bouncy castles, and have a blast on the softball cannons. They ride the electric kart track and play air field hockey. They search for gold and fly over the jungle world in the tree carousel.

  • For current opening hours and admission prices, please visit the indoor playground's website.
  • Age recommendation: From crawling age. This age recommendation is for orientation. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

6. BergWerk.Berlin

Look forward to Berlin's largest indoor climbing park: BergWerk.Berlin. Located in the Hellershof district in Berlin, on the premises of the Helle Mitte shopping center and the Cinestar cinema, BergWerk.Berlin awaits you with impressive climbing heights, various courses, and innovative routes.

Due to the varying degrees of difficulty, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone, from toddlers to climbing experts.

  • For the current opening hours and admission prices, please refer to the website of the indoor climbing park.
  • Age recommendation: Depending on the course, children from 3 years. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

7. Berlin Dungeon

Experience eerily dark Berlin stories from the Middle Ages to the 19th century performed by professional actors at the Berlin Dungeon in the Mitte district. Be welcomed by the court jester and take a trip back in time through Berlin's past with historical settings and amazing special effects.

Enter the depths of the dungeon in a medieval elevator and meet the infamous serial killer Carl Großmann, wander through the labyrinth of the Hohenzollern, witness the great fire of Berlin and relive the terrible tortures in the torture chamber. Eerie fun and pleasant goose bumps are guaranteed!

  • For current opening hours, please visit the Berlin Dungeon website.
  • Age recommendation: Children from 10 years. This age recommendation is for orientation only. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 8 are not admitted.

8. Computer Games Museum

The GDR game machine Poly-Play, the world's first gaming computer Nimrod, classics such as Asteroid and Space Invaders, an arcade with original arcades and various 3D simulators. These are the highlights of the Computer Games Museum (Computerspielemuseum) in Karl-Marx-Allee, which presents the world's largest collection from 60 years of computer games.

Here, not only nerds and geeks can test their skills on Pong from the 70s, Space Invaders from the 80s, Super Mario from the 90s and many other consoles. Original arcade game machines await gamers in an arcade with a flashy 80s look.

  • For current opening hours, please visit the museum's website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 6 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

9. German Spy Museum

KGB, Stasi, CIA, MI6 and MAD - Welcome to the world of secret services from East and West. Berlin was the "capital of spies" during the "Cold War". In the German Spy Museum ("Deutsches Spionagemuseum") you will discover the traces of the international spies, whose activities ranged from exchanging agents at the Glienicke Bridge to "tapping" enemy communications in the interception facility on the Teufelsberg.

As soon as you enter the museum on Leipziger Platz, countless cameras are staring down at you. Then walk through the "time tunnel" that leads into the 3,000-square-meter museum, which introduces you to the history of espionage digitally, but also with historical "tools of the trade" used by secret agents. Marvel at an umbrella with an integrated poison dart, bug heel shoes or even gloves with a gun. James Bond sends his regards!

  • For current opening hours, please visit the museum's website.
  • Age recommendation: children 8 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. No exact information up to which age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

10. DDR Museum

Take a trip back in time to the former GDR! In the DDR Museum you will learn everything about life in the German Democratic Republic. You are invited to expand your knowledge in an entertaining way and experience history up close. Authentic originals and worldwide unique interactive installations are waiting to be touched and tried out.

Highlights of the exhibition are the Trabi driving simulation in an original Trabant P 601, a faithfully furnished Plattenbau apartment with five rooms, numerous interactive games for young and old, the monumental mural "In Praise of Communism" and the opportunity to touch many of the exhibits. This is where grown-ups, teenagers and children can get active themselves.

  • For current opening hours, please refer to the museum's website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 8 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes. No exact information up to which age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

11. Film Park Babelsberg

"Sound off, camera down and action!" Just outside Berlin, Filmpark Babelsberg invites young and old into the world of film and television between April and November. Experience thrilling shows, spectacular stunts, animal stars, thrills and much more.

Be amazed by the sets, props and costumes of yesterday and today. The exhibition "Filmic Faces of Potsdam", the show "The History of the Dream Factory" as well as the outdoor and indoor film set tours guarantee fun and excitement for the whole family. Several themed areas are specially designed for children and teenagers.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the Filmpark website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 4 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or need parental consent to visit on their own.

12. Illuseum Berlin

Put your brain to the test with optical illusions, games and kaleidoscopes at the Illuseum in Berlin's Mitte district. Go to a place where nothing seems to be as it is and where you will have interactive fun and entertainment. Immerse yourself in the world of illusions.

Amusing and amazing installations, optical illusions, holograms and photo illusions teach visitors of all ages new insights about their brains and the way it functions. Visit themed rooms such as "The Head on the Serving Plate," "Infinite Space," and "The Chair Illusion." Wooden toys with many impressive 3D puzzles and riddles will not only make your children's heads spin.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the Illuseum website.
  • Age recommendation: Children ages 6 and up. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. No exact information up to what age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

13. JUMP House Berlin

With an area of 4000 square meters, JUMP House in Berlin's Reinickendorf district is the city's largest trampoline park. Nine different areas with 120 trampolines invite jumping around and guarantee pure fun and action.

Really good jumpers can even jump three-dimensionally, because the walls of the listed hall are also elastic. By the way: Did you know that just 10 minutes of trampolining equals 30 minutes of jogging...?

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the official website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 6 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children up to and including the age of 3 are not allowed to jump. According to JUMP House, children 6 years and older are admitted without the accompaniment of their parents (check if necessary).

14. Labyrinth Children's Museum

The Labyrinth Children's Museum is all about creative play worlds with interactive stations. Since 1997, a decommissioned assembly hall in Mitte, Berlin has been a veritable paradise for children from 3 to 11 years old, with a huge selection of play and craft corners as well as experiment stations.

The museum's motto is learning by doing. Every two years, there are experiential exhibitions on new topics, such as environmental protection or the various world cultures.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the museum's website.
  • Age recommendation: Suitable for children between 3 and 11 years old. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Children 9 to 11 can be brought and picked up by parents.

15. Legoland® Discovery Center Berlin

Bring your children to the Legoland® Discovery Center at Potsdamer Platz for a few hours and take a trip back to your own childhood at the same time. More than five million LEGO® and Duplo® bricks in all colors and shapes are waiting for you and invite you to have creative fun.

Discover Berlin's landmarks in Miniland, experience fascinating special effects in Berlin's only 4D cinema, ride a dragon through the dark labyrinth, produce your own LEGO® or Duplo® brick in the LEGO® factory and visit seven more themed areas of the play and fun center.

  • For current opening hours, please visit the Legoland® website.
  • Age recommendation: children 3 years and older. This age recommendation is intended as an orientation. No exact information up to which age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

16. Little BIG City Berlin

Little BIG City in Mitte, Berlin has brought the history of the last 750 years of Berlin to life in miniature with over 100 historic buildings and more than 6,000 inhabitants.

30 beamers, 15 holograms, countless projections, mechanical movements and modern light and sound effects bring the historic sites to life. Take part in seven eras of Berlin's history interactively in the miniature city in the base building of the TV tower at Alexanderplatz.

  • For current opening hours, please visit the Little BIG City Berlin website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 6 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

17. MACHmit! Museum

"Learning should not be a burden, but a pleasure" is the motto of the MACHmit! museum by, for, with children in the Eliaskirche in Prenzlauer Berg. Children should discover, explore and try things out while playing! The museum makes complex interrelationships understandable and tangible.

Temporary exhibitions, co-developed by children, are dedicated to topics such as changes in the city, encounters with foreign worlds, nature and the environment. Since the facility is a combination of children's museum and indoor playground, there are also plenty of opportunities for the little ones to romp and climb.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the museum's website.
  • Age recommendation: Children ages 3 and up. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. No exact information up to what age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

18. Madame Tussauds

Interested in a selfie with pop icon Michael Jackson? Or would you prefer one with soccer idol Messi? At Madame Tussauds Berlin, you can pose with national and international stars from film and sports, big names from politics, science and art, as well as Berlin personalities from 100 years of city history.

In addition to the classic wax figures, interactive areas await you with fun activities. How about an IQ test against Albert Einstein, for example? Or why not take a scavenger hunt into the world of wax art and learn how wax figures are made?

  • Please refer to the museum's website for current opening hours.
  • Age recommendation: None. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

19. MAGICUM - Berlin Magic Museum 

Let the MAGICUM - Berlin Magic Museum in Mitte, Berlin take you into the mysterious world of magic. Learn about ancient sciences and the origins of magical thinking. Let the play with illusions and the power of intuition affect you.

Children and adults can discover their own magical powers and talents in the world's first interactive museum of magic and mysticism. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon and daily during the Berlin school vacations, you can be thrilled by artists and illusionists with their great magic shows in the MAGIC SALON.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the museum's website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 6 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes. No exact information up to which age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

20. Fairy Tale Fountain in Volkspark Friedrichshain

The Fairy Tale Fountain in Volkspark Friedrichshain is the largest public fountain complex from the imperial era and is especially popular with young children, because here are Grimm's fairy tale characters, including Hansel and Gretel, Puss in Boots, Hans in Luck, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White with the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty.

In addition, in the 49-hectare park, the first municipal green space in Berlin dating back to 1846, the whole family can walk, jog, bike, skate, boulder, play Frisbee, soccer or beach volleyball, try the trim trail, picnic, barbecue or just lounge around and watch a movie in the evening at the open-air cinema.

21. Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History in Mitte, Berlin is one of the largest museums in Germany dedicated to natural history. Here, you can marvel at 30 million objects.

 Highlights include one of the best-preserved skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus Rex – the superstar of dinosaurs, the Diplocodus dinosaur, the Archaeopteryx Lithographica – a primitive bird, a three-meter-high multimedia globe that shows animations and film sequences on the topics of plate tectonics, volcanism, impact of asteroids and meteorites, how mountains are made, and the atmosphere, as well as a mobile projection sky that tells the story of the universe.

  • Please refer to the museum's website for current opening hours.
  • Age recommendation: None. No exact information up to what age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

22. Planetarium at the Insulaner/Wilhelm Foerster Observatory

The Planetarium am Insulaner with Wilhelm Foerster Observatory describes itself as an astronomical public education center. The combination of planetarium and observatory is unique in Europe.With the 12" Bamberg refractor from 1889 and the computer-controlled 75 cm Zeiss reflecting telescope, both classical astronomy and modern astrophysics are taught here. In clear weather, you can view the celestial bodies.

Regardless of weather and visibility conditions, you will always experience a magnificent starry sky in the planetarium when, among other things, more than 4,000 stars as well as comets, shooting stars and constellation figures are projected onto the artificial sky of the 20-meter dome. In addition, lectures, radio plays, readings, laser shows and special programs for children introduce visitors to the secrets of the universe.

  • For current opening hours and admission prices, please visit the planetarium's website.
  • Age recommendation: Depending on the event, from 4 years. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

23. Puppet Theater Museum

At the Puppet Theater Museum in Neukölln, young and old can expect not only changing puppet theater performances, fairy tales, readings and workshops, but also daily guided tours for children and adults. 

Marvel at hand puppets, stick figures, marionettes, shadow theater and trick figures from Europe, Asia and Africa and try out theater puppets yourself. In addition, the museum presents technical literature, photos, posters, graphics and play texts. Exciting are also the annually changing exhibitions on the topic "History of Puppet Theater".

  • For the current opening hours and admission prices, please refer to the museum's website.
  • Age recommendation: Children from 3 years. This age recommendation is intended as an orientation. No exact information up to which age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

24. Science Center Spectrum

At the Science Center Spectrum in Kreuzberg, children and young people can explore phenomena in a playful and independent way. The motto is "Play and marvel," "Look and try," and "Laugh and learn.”

The world of experiments consists of the following topics: vision and perception, light and sight, microcosm and macrocosm, heat and temperature, electricity and magnetism, force and energy, mechanics and motion, and music and hearing.

  • For current opening hours and admission prices, please visit the Science Center website.
  • Age recommendation: Children 4 years and older. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

25. Tierpark Berlin

With an area of 160 hectares, Tierpark Berlin in the Friedrichsfelde district is the largest zoo in Europe. More than 10,000 animals from over 650 different species are at home here.

Since after the division of Berlin, the famous Berlin Zoo was in the western part of the city, the GDR government created this zoo in 1955 in what was then East Berlin. A real highlight, especially for the little ones, are the animal feedings.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the zoo's website.
  • Age recommendation: None. No exact information up to which age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

26. Zeiss Grand Planetarium

The Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Zeiss Grand Planetarium) was built in 1987 as a prestige object of the former GDR on the occasion of Berlin's 750th anniversary. Its dome with a diameter of 30 meters dominates the cityscape.

After modernization in 2014 to 2016, it is now a "science theater" with a 307-seat auditorium and a 160-seat movie theater where you can participate in interesting forays into the world of astronomy and science. Thanks to various children's programs, even small space explorers can expect exciting insights into the cosmos.

  • For the current opening hours and ticket prices, please refer to the planetarium's website.
  • Age recommendation: Depending on the event, from 4 years. This age recommendation is for orientation purposes only. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

27. Berlin Zoological Garden and Aquarium

Opened in 1844 next to the eponymous train station and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Zoological Garden is Germany's oldest zoo. Some 20,000 animals from over 1,000 species greet you on the 33-hectare grounds. The main attraction and favorite of all children is the panda couple Meng Meng and Jiao Qing. Of course, the various animal feedings and individual guided tours, where visitors can get closer to the animals, are very popular.

Aquarium Berlin is the largest show aquarium in Europe and is considered one of the most species-rich facilities of its kind in the world. In addition to swimming creatures, which are of course the undisputed stars, you can also discover reptiles, insects and amphibians here.

  • For current opening hours and ticket prices, please visit the website of Berlin Zoo and of the aquarium.
  • Age recommendation: None. No exact information up to which age children must be accompanied by an adult (please check).

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