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Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

1. Berlin: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Boat Options

Discover the city at your own pace with the Berlin Hop On - Hop Off bus. Freely wander the city on well-equipped sightseeing buses. Explore Museum Island, amble down the Ku'Damm, the famed shopping street, and catch a glimpse of divided Berlin at Check Point Charlie. Visit the Brandenburg gate or the Reichstag with its marvelous glass dome. There are a wide variety of options, with buses traveling the entirety of the city. To get even more out of your trip to Berlin, combine your bus pass with a spree to your experience. You can redeem your boat ticket at any time and add a relaxing 1-hour river cruise on the Spree to your experience. During the summer, there is also a guided walking tour available, so you can learn even more in-depth, insider knowledge about the sights and landmarks. The stops for the bus tours are: Line 1 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Rotes Rathaus • Museum Island • Friedrichstrasse • Brandenburger Tor • Reichstag • Hauptbahnhof • Haus der Kulturen der Welt • Bellevue Palace • Siegessäule (Victory Column) • Kurfürstendamm • KaDeWe • Lützowplatz • Kulturforum • Potsdamer Platz • Mauerreste • Check Point Charlie • Gendarmenmarkt Line 2 (Bus) • Alexanderplatz • Frankfurter Allee • East Side Gallery • Ostbahnhof • Alexa • Rotes Rathaus

Berlin: Illuseum Berlin Entrance Ticket

2. Berlin: Illuseum Berlin Entrance Ticket

Take a break from the real world and step into the Illuseum Berlin. Located in the center of Berlin, the Illuseum is a place where nothing is as it seems and where fun, entertainment, and interactivity for visitors of all ages is the focus. Whether it's slate space or infinite space, baffling holograms, or an impressive tunnel, anyone can immerse themselves for a moment in a world full of illusions, allowing themselves to fall under the spell of their senses. Experience a one-of-a-kind museum where you will defy gravity, lose the ground under your feet, see yourself grow and shrink, and become inspired by optical illusions. As a special treat, check out clever play-areas made of sustainable wooden toys with many impressive 3D puzzles and riddles that are not only fun but also train your logical skills. It's easy to waste a day at this tricky fitness center for the brain.

Berlin: Natural History Museum Entrance Ticket

3. Berlin: Natural History Museum Entrance Ticket

Come and join a journey of discovery that begins by following the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin and takes you all the way to the modern-day explorers of life on earth. Every day, the approximately 200 scientists working at the Museum für Naturkunde look for answers to the great problems and challenges the future holds, relying on their scientific collections, comprising over 30 million items. Their insights shape the various permanent and special exhibitions and many special events. Some of the best-known exhibits are to be found in the Dinosaur Hall, which shows life as it might have been in the Upper Jurassic period, 150 million years ago. Giraffatitan brancai, the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world, impressively welcomes all visitors in the center of the exhibition hall. The precious Archaeopteryx lithographica, the Mona Lisa of natural history, is elegantly displayed in a safety showcase at the back of the hall. All of the fossil objects – and the dinosaurs in particular – still yield new secrets to scientists and researchers from all over the world. The museum offers much more than extinct fossils - the East Wing allows visitors to see a genuine scientific research collection that has received many accolades. This collection is home to about a million animals stored in 80 tonnes of alcohol. The Biodiversity Wall fascinates visitors, displaying 3,000 species in one glance. This thought-provoking installation opens up a discussion on biodiversity and its loss – a theme that remains at the heart of the museum’s research efforts. With changing temporary exhibitions and a diversified education program including guided tours, lectures, and workshops, the Museum für Naturkunde is always worth a visit.

Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

4. Berlin Dungeon: Entrance Ticket

The Berlin Dungeon takes you on a journey through 800 years of the capital’s history, from medieval times to the 20th century. Experience the true stories of the city’s worst traitors, witches, and serial killers, brought to life by actors, special effects, and authentic 360° sceneries. Uncover the legend of the dreaded White Lady, wander through the Labyrinth of the Hohenzollern, and meet the serial killer Carl Großmann. The highlight is a ride on Berlin’s only freefall tower, Exitus. Take a 12-meter drop into the unknown in total darkness. The newest show is The Curse of the Witch. You’ll find yourself in the depths of the dark dungeon, where the alleged witch Catarina Selchow waits for her condemnation. Will you escape her revenge or will you join her?

Berlin: Admission to Legoland Discovery Centre

5. Berlin: Admission to Legoland Discovery Centre

Explore Legoland discovery centre Berlin and spend a great day at the ultimate lego indoor playground. Different stations and play areas are waiting for you to marvel and try out, explain and participate. The attraction is specially designed for children aged 3-10. Adults have to bring a child to get access to the attraction. Explore MINILAND and witness Berlin's most beautiful landmarks in miniature. Step into the 4-D cinema, a highlight for all the senses. Dive into a world full of exciting surprises and breathtaking special effects. The brave can visit Dragon Castle and take on a world of knights and dragons. LEGO fans can now become real ninjas! Get ready for the new LEGO NINJAGO City Adventure. A training camp on two levels, completely in NINJAGO design, is the place where little ninjas can improve their skills.

Berlin: Entry Ticket to the Studio of Wonders

6. Berlin: Entry Ticket to the Studio of Wonders

Embark on an adventure and enjoy one of the most exciting art-concepts of recent years that has opened in the center of Berlin. Discover the studio with over 30 interactive installations built for taking amazing pictures and videos. Have a marvelous time while creating your own wonders and will become part of the exhibits.  Explore more than 700 m2 that the studio offers and enjoy plenty of room to re-explore your inner child and dwell in stunning moments.  Nothing is as it might seem at first sight: its creators use optical illusions, infinity effects, and different perspectives to address all your senses. Plants are brought to life in the Wonder-Forest while lighting effects and a combination of scents and soft sounds draw the visitor deeper into the exhibit until they are completely immersed and everyday life is a distant memory.

Berlin: Combo Ticket Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE

7. Berlin: Combo Ticket Madame Tussauds and SEA LIFE

Save time and money with this combined ticket and enjoy preferential access to both attractions. First explore the star-studded Madame Tussauds and enjoy the interactive exhibits that get you up-close-and-personal with your favorite stars from the past and present. Then dive into the fascinating underwater world SEA LIFE Berlin. Get close to sharks, stingrays, octopuses, and more. The enchanting aquatic world boasts more than 5,000 fish and other animals, from the smallest seashell to the largest shark. Watch the daily feedings and get to know some of the creatures up close at the feeding pool.

Berlin: Entry to Alte Nationalgalerie

8. Berlin: Entry to Alte Nationalgalerie

Explore the Alte Nationalgalerie, a "sanctuary for art and science", the idea for which goes back to Friedrich Wilhelm IV. The collection is based on a donation from the banker Joachim Heinrich Wilhelm Wagener, who left the works of the Dusseldorf school of painting and Belgian history painters to the Prussian state. In 1876, the National Gallery was opened as the third museum of the Spree Island and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was used as the Alte Nationalgalerie of the 19th century. See sculptures like the breathtaking Sleeping Beauty and works by French Impressionists such as Manet, Monet and Renoir. Discover Romanticism and the time of Goethe with the "The Monk by the Sea", the "Gothic Cathedral at the Water" and the Group of Princesses. Experience exhibition talks and guided tours with various themes for children and adults.

Berlin: Berlin Wall Greatest Escapes Exploration Game

9. Berlin: Berlin Wall Greatest Escapes Exploration Game

Discover Berlin's most interesting places by solving clues around town and unlocking amazing stories. Visit Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, and the Berlin Wall, as well as other locations. Download Questo, the gamified travel app, onto your smartphone, and begin your exciting exploration game. Play the role of a person needing to escape East Berlin in 1984, and see if you can do it. Solve a clue to reveal exact directions to your next stop on the tour, without the need of a map, GPS, or a physical guide. Each solution unlocks an interesting story, and reveals Berlin's secrets. Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. After purchasing the quest, an access code will be delivered to your email, which can then be used in the downloadable app. Once you have downloaded the app, simply head to the starting point at Potsdamer Platz whenever you choose, and begin your adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Berlin: Little BIG City Admission Ticket

10. Berlin: Little BIG City Admission Ticket

At Little BIG City, the unique history of Berlin becomes an exciting experience for everyone. Captivating special effects bring 750 years of Berlin’s history to life and uncovers the big events that shaped both the city and world history.  Learn lots of little people’s stories too. Brace yourself for some extraordinary experiences set in some pretty extraordinary times. With attention to detail, great moments and little stories of the last 750 years are brought to life in a very special way. Many historical buildings, holograms, countless projections, and over 6,000 residents show history brought to life. 30 projectors, 15 holograms, 50 buttons, pedal, and games let you experience Berlin’s history in an interactive and entertaining way. 

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Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Berlin with kids

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.

Museum für Naturkunde: Visit Tristan the T-Rex and friends

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.

Gardens of the World: Stop and smell the roses, cherry blossoms, and pines

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.

Deutsches Technikmuseum: Explore planes, trains, automobiles, and science galore

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.

DDR Museum: Discover the city’s history 

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.

Jump House Berlin: Welcome to Germany’s biggest trampoline hall

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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What people are saying about Berlin

The bus route was a little difficult to find however the staff member at the bus stop we found was very informative & kind. Our flight was delayed so we didn't get to Berlin in time to use our voucher however the staff member honoured our voucher for the next day. The tour itself is a good tour of all the sights in English. The tour provides headphones.

Super nice staff! You could get off at any station if you wanted. Every 20 minutes there was a bus with which you could continue to continue the tour. Really great! Definitely recommendable!!

It was easy to find, easy to follow instructions in English and German. Booking online is best and cheaper. They are even kind to tell you.

Lovely sitting on top of the Daklize bus. Hardly had to wait at the stips because this carrier works together with BigBus

It was good experience and all the staffs were so friendly and explained things patiently.. Boat ride is must go.