Berlin: Illuseum Skip-the-Line Ticket
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Looking for things to do in Berlin with kids? You'll find plenty of them! Its unique history through the Cold War comes alive at the DDR Museum. Or take them to the Berlin Wall to see how something sad and dreadful is now a symbol of hope. But Berlin is more than history. Graffiti is seen as an art form (although you may not want to encourage it at home!), and there’s the Illuseum, dedicated to playing tricks on your eyes. Beyond the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, there’s the joy of playing at Legoland and jumping on a trampoline at the Jump House.
See nature’s mightiest and tiniest. The Museum of Natural History takes the family on a journey from the beginning of time to today. Sit back on a comfy sofa and watch the Big Bang create the universe and Earth. The Jurascopes recreate dinosaurs, making you feel like you’re in Jurassic Park. Then go to the insect hall where tiny bugs are enlarged into models, so you can get a closer look. And for a fascinating thrill, there’s the Wet Collection, where thousands of animals are preserved in jars of alcohol for future study.
There’s a free coat room to store bags as they aren’t allowed inside the museum. There’s a café, but food and drink are not allowed inside. There are special discounts for families and children under 10 require adult supervision.
There is more to these gardens than plants. Aspiring botanists love the green delights from all over the world. There’s also a water garden with ponds, waterfalls, and a natural water spray. But for more active diversions, there’s a massive maze of over 1,000 evergreens to explore, as well as a cable car, toboggan ride, and playgrounds.
You’ll be happy to hear that strollers are welcome and recommended. You can bring food and drink, and there are restaurants and snack bars onsite. Closing times vary during the year, so you should check ahead as you plan.
The German Museum of Technology makes learning fun. In addition to exhibits of planes and engines, kids can climb inside to pull levers and pretend to conduct a train. Or they can try their hand at captaining a big ship in the marine simulator. Gear heads young and old can walk through automotive history from steam cars to modern road machines. Not into transportation? Then the 150 science experiments your kids can try at the Science Center are bound to captivate. They can learn how planes fly, how magnets work, what colors are, and so can you!
Strollers are allowed and available for rent, but you must check bags in the coat room. You can bring your own food and drink to the picnic area and there are cafés onsite as well.
Even if they’re too young to understand, kids enjoy the DDR Museum. Fully interactive, visitors are encouraged to touch and explore all the exhibits. See how life was behind the Iron Curtain. There are authentic recreations of an apartment, a prison cell, a tiny East German car (complete with driving simulation), and even a kindergarten for kids to investigate. This may be the only time they see a rotary dial phone or watch a TV with no remote!
Strollers are allowed, although navigating may be difficult when there are a lot of visitors. It is better to go earlier or later to avoid crowds and the museum is open every day until 9 pm.
Give your kids a chance to burn off some energy while having lots of fun at the same time. Jump House Berlin has around 120 different trampolines and is divided into zones to play various games. Jumping into a foam ball pool sure sounds like fun. You can join your kids on the many trampolines and burn some calories. Or you can leave them in the hands of experienced staff and observe from the onsite restaurant while enjoying a snack. The best part is that this place is great even if it’s raining.
Your kids must be at least 6 years old to enter the trampoline park. If you get hungry, you can purchase snacks and drinks inside.
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This was a great tour. I was actually quite surprised how informative it was. Stefan was a great guide and was very informative, not only on the Reichstag but also the history of the local area. Getting a briefing on the parliament was also very interesting and is well worth visit. We thorough enjoyed this activity and surprised how good the tour was. Stefan the guide also made it very enjoyable.
jess was a very informative and great tour guide throughout the duration of the walking tour. we have learned a lot about the city of Berlin and its History thanks to him! I highly recommend it should you plan to visit the capital city and have a great knack for History and stories.
He was very flexible and customized the trip based on my interests. He was patient and explained things based on interests and did not rush into things. Would definitely recommend trip with him!!
It’s a nice place where you can take lots of photos for the various illusions. There are multiple puzzles that you can solve also.
It was a great walk. Martin taught and shown as a lot of things. 4 hours just passed by quite fast.