There are lots of great cities in Germany, and Berlin usually is on the top of the list for visitors. The city offers interesting culture, great shopping, good restaurants and lots of things to do and see. Whenever I’m in the city with my daughter we try to incorporate a visit to Milchbart (beard of milk in German, open daily from 10am to 6pm), a nice place for a break. if the weather permits we can sit outside and enjoy the hustle and bustle.
If the little one needs a bit more action and/or we need a break from sightseeing, then we head for playground Kolle 37. Open in the afternoons (except Sunday), this playground is a gem! Our daughter is a bit young – they recommend it for 6 to 16 years old – but she still enjoys it.
But sometimes the weather can also be grey and rainy and cold and just yuck (and no raincoat and gumboots can make it endurable), then we go to the centrally located Legoland Discovery Centre. It’s not the cheapest thing to do in Berlin with EUR16,- entrance fee (it can be cheaper to book online), but admittedly it’s great fun – and not only for kids ;-). If it’s time for dinner when we leave, then our choice is usually Coa – an Asian (focus on Thai) restaurant chain which offers kids menus (but our daughter usually goes for the starters).
New month, new luck! As a special treat I cooperated with Metermorphosen to bring you a lovely Berlin related gift: I have three Crumpled City Junior Berlin maps to give away! Even when travelling with a smart phone and digital maps, a “real” map is great to visualise distances in a foreign (or not so foreign ;-)) city and to show your little one where the two of you have been at the end of the day. Plus these maps even offer addresses of cafés, museum and stores, and unlike traditional paper maps which can be awkward to deal with, the Crumpled City Map can be easily crammed into your (or your little ones) pocket or backpack. Moreover, they are even 100% waterproof – so no worrying about spilling something on them – and you can wash them in the machine if somehow parts of a sandwich end up on them ;-).
To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this post with your favourite sight/activity in Berlin. I will choose three winners at random in a drawing next Friday, 14th June 2013. I will contact the winners after the drawing for their address and post the maps without charge. All data provided is strictly for carrying out the give away and will not be used in any other way.
Update: Congratulations to Klaus, Alexandra and Kathryn! Enjoy Berlin!