Berlin is home to seemingly endless opportunities for family fun, with museums, theme parks and other fascinating attractions that kids and adults alike can enjoy. A variety of museums can be found here alongside science centres and theme parks.

    Quite a few of the local family attractions are specifically designed with kids in mind, so you'll find fun targeted directly at your little ones. Check out the best family things to do in Berlin.


    Legoland Berlin

    Foster creativity and fun

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    Legoland Berlin is a brilliant theme park where you and your kids can play with Legos, build impressive creations and take in other themed experiences. The Legos are the star of the show here, as you might expect, allowing your kids to run wild with creativity.

    In addition to the Legos, you'll find several rides including a high-flying carousel. This park also features a theatre and a castle that your kids can play around in. Don't forget to make your own Lego pieces at the factory exhibit as well. It's located just west of the city centre in the Sony Center.

    Location: Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Thursday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Saturday–Wednesday

    Phone: +49 180 6 66690110


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    German Museum of Technology

    Explore the history of technology

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    • History

    The German Museum of Technology is a fun destination for kids and adults alike as it shows off the development of technology including rail transport, aircraft and computers. The museum was originally founded to exhibit locomotive achievements, but it has since grown to include aviation and computer tech as well, making it particularly of interest to kids.

    Kids will especially enjoy how interactive this museum is, along with the sheer size of its exhibits. Even the computer exhibits are quite large due to the size of the historic machines on display. It's located by the U Gleisdreieck underground station, and it's the building with the big plane on top.

    Location: Trebbiner Str. 9, 10963 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +49 30 902540


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    Embrace your inner Tarzan

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    • Adventure

    BergWerk.Berlin is an indoor high-rope obstacle course that kids and adults alike can enjoy for an adventurous and adrenaline-pumping experience. It's all indoors, so you can find fun no matter what the weather is like outside.

    10 obstacle courses are included in the facility, with some designed for specific age groups, so your kids will always have something fun to do. It's also designed to be ultra-safe for kids, with several safety systems working together at all times. Try it out for yourself in Hellersdorf a few miles east of the city centre.

    Location: Stendaler Str. 25, 12627 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Tuesday–Wednesday from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday–Friday from 2 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +49 30 99274373


    German Spy Museum

    Discover the secret world of spy games

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    • History

    The German Spy Museum is a popular destination for families with kids who are particularly interested in the real-life inspiration for characters like James Bond. Inside this museum, you'll find extensive exhibits on the history of espionage with fun gadgets and tech that kids will love to see.

    This museum has more than 1,000 exhibits, with 300 of them on display at any given time. Your kids will especially enjoy the laser course and the computer hacking exhibits they can participate in. You'll find it just southwest of the city centre near Potsdamer Platz.

    Location: Leipziger Pl. 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +49 30 398200451


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    Explore the history of video games

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    Computerspielemuseum is a video game museum where adults and kids alike can explore the history of gaming with numerous exhibits and playable games. Around 300 exhibits are on display here, with some of the oldest dating back to the early '70s around the advent of the Magnavox Odyssey.

    One of the most unique playable games here is the PainStation. An extreme version of Pong, this game subjects players to actual physical pain should they lose, such as heat or mild electrical shocks. Particularly young kids should not play this game. The museum is located off Karl-Marx-Allee in Friedrichshain.

    Location: Karl-Marx-Allee 93A, 10243 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +49 30 60988577


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    DDR Museum

    Step back in time to East Germany

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    • History

    The DDR Museum is a history museum designed to show what life was like in historical East Germany during the Cold War with recreated everyday scenes. Some of the scenes here depict what a typical living room would've been like in a tower block apartment with the ability to cycle through TV channels.

    When you visit this museum, you'll find 3 distinct themed areas to explore including public life, state and ideology, and life in a tower block. The experience doesn't read like West German propaganda from the time, however, as this museum highlights both the positives and negatives of life in East Germany. See it for yourself in the town centre.

    Location: Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +49 30 847123731


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    Museum für Naturkunde

    Dive into natural history

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    • History

    Museum für Naturkunde is a major natural history museum in the country that's home to millions of specimens in the areas of zoology, palaeontology and mineralogy. You and your kids can look through 30 million specimens with over 10,000 of those being type specimens, which are reference points for various species.

    This museum has some iconic exhibits you won't want to miss out on, such as the skeleton of a Giraffatitan, a dinosaur from the Jurassic period. You can also see a preserved fossil of the earliest known bird in the world, the Archaeopteryx. Check it out near Oranienburger Vorstadt northwest of the town centre.

    Location: Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 9.30 am to 6 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +49 30 8891408591


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    Visit a museum and UNESCO site

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    • History

    Pergamonmuseum is a museum within a historic building that's part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the iconic Pergamon Altar. The building dates back to 1930 when construction was completed under Emperor Wilhelm II.

    When you visit this museum, you'll find the Pergamon Altar inside. This is a massive construction that was originally built in the city of the same name in ancient Anatolia. It was reconstructed in this museum where you can see it in all its glory. It's located on Museum Island in the centre of town.

    Location: Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +49 30 266424242


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    Science Center Spectrum

    Interact with scientific wonders

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    • History

    The Science Center Spectrum is a part of the Technikmuseum with a wide variety of attractions that you and your kids can interact with. More than 150 interactive exhibits are available here, including room for experimentation. Many of the exhibits centre around light and electricity.

    This museum strives to be universally appealing with its attractions with plenty to do for young children, teenagers and adults alike. You can get to this museum a couple of miles southwest of the town centre near the riverbank.

    Location: Möckernstraße 26, 10963 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 9 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +49 30 90254284


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    Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin

    Check out a museum specifically designed for young children

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    Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin is a museum designed for young kids with interactive activities at the core of its offerings meant to foster creativity and stimulate the senses. Kids who are 12 years of age or younger are welcome here to partake in its activities covering all sorts of topics.

    The museum features interactive stations that allow kids to sample whatever kinds of experiences they're interested in. Parents can get involved as well if you're trying to have a more cooperative experience during your visit. It's located north of the town centre around Gesundbrunnen.

    Location: Osloer Str. 12, 13359 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Thursday–Friday from 2 pm to 6.15 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday)

    Phone: +49 30 800931150


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