What to Do in Berlin with Kids

Traveling to Berlin with kids in tow? Our moms know all the best places to go.

To celebrate spring break (and the summer vacations you may have started planning) we’ve been bringing you travel guides of mom-recommended places in cities like Los Angeles, London, and Milan. Today, we’re exploring the capital of Germany with a little help from our moms. They’ve told us what to do in Berlin with kids—so consider your travel plan created! —Hally Wolhandler


Our moms love the Hotel de Rome, a luxurious and darkly beautiful hotel that is near some seriously great shopping. Their favorite, though, is the Soho House Berlin: While it may be geared towards tourists, the chicest locals still love to frequent the spa, bar, and restaurant.


Our Berlin moms sure know their restaurants. For sophisticated German and Austrian cuisine, try Alpenstueck. For family-friendly but chic, hit Borchardt—Obama and Karl Lagerfeld have been glimpsed at this hot spot! If you’re more in the mood for something casual, head to Café am Neuen See, for draft beers and Bavarian specialties in a rustic setting. Looking for a full and delicious German breakfast? Engelberg Café is a must.


The clothing store you must hit while in Berlin? Lala Berlin, the knitwear store started by our Berlin mom Leyla Piedayesh. Since starting her company (the wares for which she originally made by hand) she’s found devoted customers in Heidi Klum and Cameron Diaz. Where to go with your kids? You can miss Ritter Sport’s flagship store, where you can make your own chocolate bars with lots of fun mix-ins.


Konzerthaus Berlin has great programs, among them “Espresso Concerts” (an afternoon set where your ticket includes an espresso) and classical music shows for kids. Also great for kids? Naturkundemuseum, Berlin’s museum of natural history, and The Berlin Zoo, which is the largest zoo in Europe and a mom favorite.


Our moms love Tiergarten Park, a 520-acre park, which is near the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz. Head on over to enjoy a picnic or a stroll before taking in the architectural sights at the plaza.