Berlin for Kids Walking Tour, Berlin (Self Guided)

Berlin has a lot to offer its little tourists and their parents too. Here, kids will have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy boundless games, sports and recreation facilities. Numerous museums will let them discover the world of art and history. Take this tour together with your little ones to dive into the miraculous atmosphere of childhood.
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Guide Name: Berlin for Kids Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: clare
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LOXX am ALEX Miniatur Welten

1) LOXX am ALEX Miniatur Welten

LOXX am ALEX Miniatur Welten or the Loxx Miniature World is the largest miniature railroad display in the world. It digitally recreates the city of Berlin with model trains moving through different recreated miniature landscapes.

The Loxx Miniature World is located on the upper floor of the Alexa Shopping Mall in Berlin. It covers an area of 3000 square meters. Miniature reproductions of different landscapes of the city of Berlin are displayed with the railway network of the S Bahn and miniature trains running on the tracks. Exhibits include regional trains, the high speed ICE trains, steam engines and cargo carriers. There is a miniature international airport where jets take off and land. The entire display is operated by 34 individual computers that run 400 miniature trains for a distance of 4 kilometers. The trains pass roads with miniature cars and citizens of Berlin going about their daily routine. The lights are turned off every 20 minutes to show visitors the working of the train network at night. Loxx Miniature World is a Berlin museum that attracts thousands of visitors of all ages annually. Rail enthusiasts and children are particularly intrigued by the working of this unique display.
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AquaDom & Sea Life Center

2) AquaDom & Sea Life Center

Located in the Sea Life Center aquarium, that forms part of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, the Aquadom is the largest acrylic glass cylinder in the world. It has a built in glass elevator called the Glasernen Elevator that takes visitors on a journey through one million liters of sea water and different species of tropical fish.

The Aquadom has a height of 25 meters and a diameter of 11.5 meters. It was opened for public viewing in 2003. The glass elevator is a hollow part in the middle of the cylinder. The aquarium was designed and built by the International Concept Management Inc. The Aquadom cylinder was made by the American firm, Reynolds Polymer Technology. It has over 2600 fish of over 56 species. The fish are fed daily with 8 kilograms of fish food. The feeding and cleaning is performed by four full time divers.

The Aquadom and Sea Life Center is a recreation venue with a purpose. It not only gives hours of enjoyment to visitors but aims to spread awareness about the different endangered species of marine animals. There are visitor guides available that give visitors details of the many species of fish that swim within the acrylic dome.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Madame Tussauds

3) Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud and was formerly known as "Madame Tussaud's"; the apostrophe is no longer used. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and infamous murderers. Madame Tussauds is owned and operated by Merlin Entertainments.
Situated at a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate, the museum has recently sparkled debate over the display of a rather controversial personality, Adolf Hitler. Among other notorious individuals presented here are German politicians of various periods, a bunch of US presidents, prominent German scientists such as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, and famous musicians—from Ludwig van Beethoven to Tokio Hotel. There are also tennis, football and boxing stars surrounded by interactive sports games, and a simulated TV studio "airing" a quiz show. ‘Behind the scenes’, visitors can learn the true story of Madame Tussaud, who modeled victims of the French Revolution. Waiting in the final room to be photographed are international celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt.

Operation Hours: Daily 10 am - 7 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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CineStar Berlin - IMAX 3D

4) CineStar Berlin - IMAX 3D

CineStar Berlin IMAX 3D im Sony Center—the largest movie theater in Berlin—is an ultimate viewing pleasure for cinema lovers. In addition to the latest state-of-the-art screening facilities the theater boasts a lavish refreshment stand. CineStar Berlin shows documentaries, new releases and special films for kids during daytime. For program hours, tickets and other information, check out their website.
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Berliner Gruselkabinett

5) Berliner Gruselkabinett

Berliner Gruselkabinett is a chamber of horrors in Berlin with just enough thrill to make anyone's hair stand on end. Housed in the former World War II bunker near Anhalter Bahnhof—horrid as it is, without any creep show—it is rather scary just to walk down its damp and dim tunnels. From time to time, the maze of tunnels resound the bloodchilling groans, which makes it definitely not a place for the faint-hearted. The first floor is given to the horrors of medieval medicine, compared to which the monsters and skeletons on the second floor look like a joke. In the basement there are exhibits recounting the bunker's fascinating history, allowing visitors a glimpse into the life of Berlin at the height of World War II, when the shelter served as accommodation to tens of thousands of war-weary civilians.

Operation Hours:

Mon 10-15; Tue, Thu, Sun 10-19; Fri 10-20; Sat 12-20.

Walking Tours in Berlin, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Berlin

Create Your Own Walk in Berlin

Creating your own self-guided walk in Berlin is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tiergarten Walking Tour

Tiergarten Walking Tour

Tiergarten (German for Animal Garden) is a locality within the borough of Mitte, in central Berlin. It offers a good mix of restaurants, shops, theaters and cinemas, both Berliners and tourists come here to spend time. Take this tour to see Tiergarten's main attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Museum Island Tour

Museum Island Tour

"Museum Island" takes up the northern part of the Spree Island, Berlin. Established by order of King Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1841, the complex includes several world famous museums; hence the name. One of the most visited places in Berlin, Museum Island is a definite must-see. Follow this guide to the Island's main attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Third Reich Walking Tour of Berlin

Third Reich Walking Tour of Berlin

The Third Reich and Nazi Germany are the common English names for Germany between 1933 and 1945, while it was led by Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Take this tour to get familiar with the unparalleled history of the most defining figure and regime of the 20th Century – Hitler and the Third Reich.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Mitte Governmental Sites Walking Tour

Mitte Governmental Sites Walking Tour

Reunified Germany’s government district comprises several buildings that symbolically link the former East and West Berlin. Follow this route around the Mitte borough to comprehend Berlin's historic, political and architectural connections in their entirety.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Berlin without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Berlin, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Kreuzberg & Mitte Nightlife

Kreuzberg & Mitte Nightlife

Berlin is arguably the best clubbing city in Europe, if not the whole world, seeing thousands of party-goers flock in every weekend to the local bars and clubs to dance and drink themselves “into a frenzy” all night long, thanks to the most liberal opening hours. There's a bar or club for every taste here, especially in the Kreuzberg and Mitte neighborhoods - from filthy and loud joints...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 km

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Whether you are in Berlin for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Berlin has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Berlin, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.