Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
Children of all ages are welcome and leafy Prenzlauer Berg, though
heavily populated with young and trendy twenty and
thirtysomethings, is a great place to stay with a family.
Berlin is a great year-round city with plenty of parks for kids to play in during spring, summer and autumn, and fantastic gingerbread-fuelled Christmas markets and fairs in November and December.
Children under 6 go free; extra beds incur a small cost and cots are free.
- Best for: All ages
- Family friendly accommodation: Book an apartment in Ackselhaus - they have a basic kitchenette and some have an extra room to use as a second bedroom. Or book a suite in Blue Home - the larger ones have a second bedroom and all have a basic kitchenette.
- Baby equipment:
- Children's meals: The hotels only offer breakfast; kitchenettes are very basic. Some rooms without a kitchenette still have a fridge. Berlin's restaurants are fairly child-friendly; there are lots of cafés and ice-cream parlours nearby, especially around Kollwitzplatz.
- Kids Activities on site:
- iPad to hire, with pre-loaded films, music and books
- Gardens with a fish pond (Blue Home) and exotic terrace (Ackselhaus)
- Kids Activities nearby:
- Kollwitzplatz, a short walk away, has a great children's playground for big and little kids
- The Sony Centre has a light-up roof, an IMAX and an English-speaking big-screen cinema
- The TV tower in Alexanderplatz offers a bird's eye view of Berlin
- Berlin Zoo and the Tiergarten park around it are both great for families
- Families Should Know: The fish pond isn't fenced, and the interiors aren't designed specifically with families in mind (there's a lot to look at...and touch).
- Airport: 30 minutes
- Hospital: 20 minutes