Photo: Labyrinth Kindermuseum
Although we usually share with articles tips and recommendations on places and events of a slightly different nature, here comes one for those among our readers who have kids as well as for all these occasions when your little cousin comes to visit and you have simply no idea where to take them if you don’t want to cause a lasting damage to their mentality. Ranging from popular tourist attractions to some little-known coffee places that are aimed at welcoming kids, we’ve come up with a list including spots for all age groups.
1. Milchbart Kindercafe
This super cute cafe in Prenzlauer Berg is ready to welcome parents with their kids on a daily basis. Offering delicious coffee and a selection of home-made cakes, the place has a lot of toys for the little ones to play with. The space can also be rented for birthdays.
Photo www.christophwehrer.de via Milchbart
Kinder Cafe Milchbart, Paul-Robeson-Straße 6, 10439 Berlin
Opens daily: 10:00 – 18:00, tel: 030 66307755
2. Paul und Paula
This coffee place is also aimed at providing a friendly environment for both kids and parents to enjoy their stay. The interior is filled with cosy seats and DIY cushions, the cakes are hand-made and the coffee is fair trade. Bonus for the parents: while you’re there, you can browse through a selection of original toddler- and kids- clothing as well as toys. The place is also organizing events such as theater plays and different courses.
Photo: Paul und Paula
Paul und Paula, Richard-Sorge- Str. 25, 10249 Berlin
Open: Tuesdays: 10:00 – 18:00, Mo, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sun: 14:00 – 18:00 , tel: 030 42089440
3. Das Zeiss-Großplanetarium
This place in Prenzlauer Berg is definitely aimed at a little bit older kids, but worth a visit also for the adults. The impressive building is the host for a scientific theater with a variety of programmes for kindergarten and school kids.
Photo via Zeiss-Grossplanetarium
Zeiss Grossplanetarium, Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin
Open: Tues: 9:00 – 19:00, Wed, Thur: 9:00 – 21:00, Fri: 9:00 – 22:30, Sat: 13:30 – 22:30, Sun: 12 – 19:30, tel: 30 42 18 450
4. Zoologischer Garten
Berlin’s zoo and aquarium speak for themselves, really. Their location is really convenient if you want to do some shopping or just go for a family stroll on the famous Kurfurstendamm right after you get to look at some of the most amazing animals out there.
Photo: Zoo Berlin
Zoologischer Garten Berlin, Hardenbergplatz 8
I would add some of Berlin’s amazing playgrounds to this list. There is a huge one in Neukölln for example that almost feels like a free theme park: http://berlin-playgrounds.de/listing/mega-playground-inside-of-buschkrug-park