Movie theaters, concerts, zoos, theme parks, festivals ... no other city in Germany offers such a wide range of fun opportunities the whole family can enjoy.
Children’s museums, children’s theaters, SEA LIFE Berlin, two zoos, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Madame Tussauds, Berlin Dungeon, two large planetariums and much more – Berlin offers a wide selection of recreational activities and cultural events tailored for young and old members of active families.
In Germany's capital, residents have access to 36 indoor pools and 26 beaches and outdoor pools. From historic beaches like the famous Strandbad Wannsee to quiet family pools or water parks with adventure pools, there is a swimming opportunity for every taste. During the summertime, the nearby lakes guarantee outdoor swimming and beach fun. No other major city in the world offers so many opportunities for swimming in natural bodies of water.
Berlin has two centrally located zoos: Tierpark and Zoologischer Garten (which includes an aquarium). The most historic of Berlin's zoos is located directly in City-West. Zoologischer Garten is not just Germany's oldest zoo; with 1,400 species and 14,000 animals, it has the greatest diversity of species in the world.
Berlin's green heart, the city park "Tiergarten" is Germany´s third-largest inner-city park, covering 210 hectares.
Family pass (Familien-Pass) and the Super Vacation Pass (Super-Ferien-Pass)
Special offers like the Berlin Family Pass (Familien-Pass) and the Super Vacation Pass (Super-Ferien-Pass) help families plan activities during their free time at moderate cost. The Family Pass grants Berlin families reduced-price admission to all the major institutions and events in Berlin for a year. The Family Pass also contains tips for excursions and activities in and around Berlin. The Super Vacation Pass covers about 500 different activities for children and youths during school breaks, all of them with free or reduced-price admission.
Accessibility for all people, regardless of disability, is a hallmark of an attractive and family friendly city. Berlin opens doors for young and old family members with a handicap. Many of Berlin's attractions and institutions have special programs and facilities for people with disabilities. Nearly all of the modern event venues are wheelchair accessible. The largest sports facilities, like the Olympic Stadium, the Max-Schmeling-Hall and the Velodrom are completely handicapped-accessible. Many of the city's other pools and sports facilities are also handicapped accessible.
Berlin was proclaimed as the winner of the Access City Award 2013 by the European Commission. The pages of Mobidat contain an overview of which attractions, cultural institutions, event venues and sports facilities are handicapped accessible.