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 nostalgic and gingerbread-fuelled xmas markets in November.
Children under 6 go free; extra beds incur a small cost and cots are free.
- Best for: All ages
- Family friendly accommodation: Book a room in Ackselhaus - they are like mini flats with a basic kitchenette and 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 hotel only offers breakfast; kitchenettes are very basic. Some rooms without a kitchenette still have a fridge. Berlin's cafés and restaurants are fairly child-friendly; there are a lot of cafés and ice cream parlours nearby, especially around Kollwitzplatz park.
- Kids Activities on site:
- Bikes to borrow - a great way to see the city
- Garden with 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 and IMAX and 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; the apartments aren't designed specifically with families in mind (there's a lot to look at...and touch). All apartments have showers, not bathtubs.
- Airport: 30 minutes
- Hospital: 20 minutes