What to do in Berlin with Kids
By Eileen Bernardi
We took the kids and the grandparents to the TV tower for breakfast last fall and my 3 year old loved it so much he has requested to go there for his birthday! The whole experience was pretty magical for both him and his 7-year-old brother. They were particularly impressed with the speedy elevator, observation deck and rotating restaurant. We adults loved the lobby’s Soviet design and the fast-track access that comes with the pre-purchased breakfast tickets. The food is good enough, but not really the point. It’s about the experience, and if your kids are like mine, they will remember it for ages.
So this is actually one of our favorite spots to visit in the winter...the tropical gardens offer summertime temperatures year round. But we will be making an exception this spring to check out the current exhibit on all things bees. Mein Schwarm-Die Biene (My Swarm-The Bees) is on until September 15 and offers a variety of educational programs and guided tours for kids.
One of my favorite things about Berlin is the seemingly endless supply of quirky cool spots to discover. This 18 hectacre park on the site of the former Tempelhof railway yard definiitely falls into this category. Railway tracks meander through the overgrown nature preserve, and much of the original infrastructure remains, including a 1940s steam locomotive and turntable. Several art installations are strewn throughout.
And don’t miss!
Next International Children’s Day at Wunderhaus, 11:00-14:00
Stop by Wunderhaus for face-painting, crafts, music and more in celebration of children around the world.