If you’re looking for history, culture, and moving landmarks all rolled into one, we’ve found some of the best things to do in Berlin. A city bustling with sights that will appeal to the whole family. To ensure you don’t miss out on its highlights, here are some of our favourite attractions.
Places to go
One of the top places to visit is the world famous Brandenburg Gate that originally divided the East from the West, and today signifies a united Germany. Be sure not to miss the Room of Silence to truly experience a peaceful Germany.
Another of the best things to do in Berlin is paying a visit to the Berlin Wall Memorial, stretching over a mile and giving an inspiring insight into the troubled past of the city and how the East and West lived as separate entities.
Another important place to visit is the Holocaust Memorial and Museum which is both poignant and captivating, while the Pergamon Museum offers a glimpse into the country’s ancient history complete with compelling artefacts
Berlin things to do also include the iconic Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building where children of all ages will enjoy taking a trip to the roof terrace and dome for mesmerising views of the city as well as a glimpse of its turbulent history surviving world wars and fires.
The iconic Berlin Television Tower is also a must-see on any things to do list in this city. At 368 metres high you will be rewarded with fabulous views of Germany’s capital.
Places to visit
A break away to Berlin would not be complete without experiencing its stunning parks and gardens. One of the most popular places to visit with children is Kollwitzplatz, where you’ll discover themed gardens and playgrounds, leafy parks, ping pong, and wooden toys. Need a break? Don’t worry; there are plenty of family friendly cafés if you fancy sampling some German ice-cream.
Tiergarten is also great for families with a maze of paths, paddle boats, and bridges within its 600 acres. Visitors can also climb the Victory Column to enjoy panoramic views of the city before relaxing in one of Berlin’s largest Biergartens.
The German Museum of Technology is great for kids, families can enjoy a hands-on look at ships, engines, windmills, and aeroplanes. You can also explore an old train station, make paper, and climb down a mine shaft.
If you’ve got tiny tots with you, then an unmissable Berlin attraction is Legoland at Potsdamer Platz where kids of all ages can relish in Lego themed rides and trails, create their own Lego masterpiece and marvel at miniature Lego cities.
Whatever you choose to do, city breaks to Berlin offer something for all ages in addition to allowing you to gain an insight into its rich history, inspiring architecture and sample its beautiful parklands.