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Family friendly travelling in Berlin

Germany’s capital city is famed for its cultural offerings and vibrant nightlife, but Berlin’s huge selection of parks, museums, and quirky attractions also make it an ideal location for a family vacation. The city has more than 180 museums, many of which cater especially for children, and there are also countless child-friendly restaurants and cafés. With more parks than any other European capital, full of playgrounds and cafés, a stroll through any of the city’s neighborhoods has plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained.

Things to see in Berlin

One third of Berlin is dedicated to green space, and any family-vacation here should include time to explore at least one or two of the multitude of public parks dotted throughout the city. The largest and most popular of these is Tiergarten, which is a great place to come for a fun-filled family afternoon. Rent a paddleboat to cruise along one of the lakes before grabbing lunch at the café at the center of the park. If you’re feeling energetic, hike up the stairs of the imposing victory column for wonderful views across the whole of the city. Kollwitz Platz in Prenzlauer Berg is one of the most popular parks in Berlin, especially among families with younger children. The huge playground, complete with giant wooden toy vegetables and ping-pong tables, will keep the kids entertained for hours. A trip to Legoland in Potsdamer Platz is a great child-friendly way to spend a rainy day in the city, with plentiful rides and trails made of the world-famous plastic bricks.

Family-friendly hotels in Berlin

Whether you’re in town for a weekend getaway or a fortnight’s fun in the city, Berlin has a great variety of child-friendly hotels with plentiful of amenities for the kids to ensure a comfortable stay. Many family-friendly hotels in Berlin cater for children by offering babysitting services, on-site restaurants with kids’ menus, and cribs in guest rooms. Some even offer kindergartens, bicycle rental, and lifeguard-patrolled swimming pools, providing the perfect base for your Berlin family vacation.

Where to stay in Berlin

The neighborhood of Friedrichshain in the east of the city is a great place to base yourself during your family vacation in Berlin. Restaurants, parks, and cafés abound in this trendy area, which also has a popular famers’ market on Saturdays. A stay in the city’s central Mitte district puts you within walking distance of many of the city’s key sights, including the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island. Leafy Prenzlauer Berg is popular with families for its parks and children’s cafés, and the wooden climbing frame at the MachMit museum is a great way to tire out your tots.

How to get to Berlin

Berlin has a public transportation system that is will take you almost anywhere in the city quickly, comfortably, and cheaply. The underground U-Bahn lines snake beneath the city while the S-Bahn light rail connects the city center with the outer districts. Cycling is also an increasingly popular way to get around Berlin, and its dedicated bicycle lanes ensure a safe ride. There is also an extensive bus network throughout the city, including express services to the city’s two main airports, Tegel and Schönefeld, from where you can fly to most popular destinations worldwide.

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