We often get asked whether Berlin is a good destination for a family trip. We might be a bit biased, but we think Berlin makes a fabulous city trip destination. As a matter of fact, we host hundreds of happy kids yearly, from infants to high school students. So we know a thing or two about entertaining the kids. Allow us to show you around and make your Berlin with kids trip a holiday to remember. ***Disclaimer*** The kids might not want to go anywhere else for a few years to come…
Public Transport for families in Berlin
There are few cities In the world as well connected as Berlin. Public Transport in Berlin is easy, cheap and the fastest way to get around town with kids of any age. Get a 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 day Berlin Welcome Card upon arrival and you get limitless transport on buses, U-Bahn, and S-Bahn and discounts on numerous attractions.
Parks for kids in Berlin
If your kids are young, they will love Berlin’s green side. Berlin has too many parks to visit in one city trip. But we’ve listed our favorite bits of green in Berlin for you.
Museums in Berlin for kids and teenagers
Kids often complain about ‘boring’ museums, but Berlin’s big museums are almost all catered to young visitors. Next too the big shot museums, museum gems like the Museum für Naturkunde, Technikmuseum, Computer Games Museum, MACHMit Museum or Bode Museum will keep many kids and teenagers entertained for hours. The Anne Frank Museum is a personal favorite of ours for kids. Compared to all other WWII dedicated museums, the Anne Frank Museum is very relatable for kids and teaches them about the holocaust in an accessible and interactive manner. For the younger kids, the Labyrinth Museum in Wedding is fab. It’s more of an indoor fun playing area for climbing, building and riding than a museum, but fun nonetheless.
Restaurants for families in Berlin
There are many restaurants that offer the typical kids meal (chicken nuggets and French fries or pancakes) but we’ve selected a few more original and healthier places for you to have a bite with the kids. If you like local fresh food and you’re in town on a Saturday, be sure to check out the ‘Wochenmarkt’ between 10 am and 4 pm. It’s near the U Südstern station. If you’re a foodie family in Berlin, take one of the Berlin Food Tours and discover all things culinary in Berlin. Places to enjoy a meal while the kids are having fun are:
Der Malfisch is a cute creative café with regular art workshops for the little ones
Restaurant Charlottchen has a theater attached that does kids shows.
Paul und Paula has a large playing area for kids
Café Kreuzzwerg cozy café with play area and homemade soups, cakes and pastas
Where to stay in Berlin with kids
Berlin’s friendliest hostel, Amstel House Hostel Berlin, has happily hosted kids, school groups and families for years. We have an indoor play room with ping pong, table fuss ball, a pool table, regular karaoke nights, a garden area and we offer a wholesome breakfast buffet for the whole family. Comfortable newly renovated family rooms? Off course! The Amstel is in the middle of a family friendly neighbourhood in Berlin Mitte but only a few blocks away from the U-bahn so it makes for the perfect home base for a Berlin family trip. But be sure to ask our friendly staff for the latest tips and places to visit with kids.
Entertain your kids on their way to Berlin
Get your kids excited and prepare them for their Berlin trip with our free printable ‘Kids Activity Sheet’.
Are you organising a school trip to Berlin and want more information or have specific questions? Then contact us at [email protected] and we will send you all options and suggestions for an original Berlin program all students will enjoy.
By now you should have a pretty good idea how to take your Berlin with kids trip from great to fantastic. But if you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you make the most of your family trip to Berlin!