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Berlin bear

In the 20th century, Berlin figured in two world wars and was a divided city, East and West Berlin, for nearly thirty years. Today the unified city is lush and green, wide boulevards are lined with trees, there are parks and lakes. Traveling in Berlin with kids, don't miss the dazzling Reichstag and look around town for the "Berlin bears" – everywhere you turn, there's another colorful bear painted with fanciful designs.

Berlin Photo Album
    Mitte – City Center
  Museum Island and TV Tower
  Tiergarten and Kurfurstendamm
Berlin Wall Stuff and More Museums
Greater Berlin
  Berlin day trips
      Tip: Berlin has an extensive and convenient subway (U-bahn) and above-ground train system (S-bahn). Get a "Small Group" ticket (up to five persons) for the day, or a Welcome Card 2 or 3 days pass, and go anywhere within Berlin city.

Fun food


In 1963, when John F. Kennedy gave a speech near the Berlin Wall, he used the phrase " Ich bin ein Berliner." A "Berliner" is a kind of doughnut, filled with jam and covered with sugar. Try these doughnuts at any bakery. Or dig into a Wurst and Frites, incredibly good sausages (they look like chubby hot dogs) and french fries.

family tours berlin
Get the story of the divided city, tales of espionage and escape, bike along the remaining wall, check out the last of the "deathstrip" watchtowers. This four hour bike tour is a super activity for teens and older kids.
Berlin Wall History Tour for Kids
kids books berlin germany
what was the berlin wall  

Illustrated history of Berlin, from capital of Germany in World War II, to the Berlin blockade, city divided into East and West in 1961, historic escapes, city reunited Nov. 9, 1989, plus photos and timeline. Good for older kids. (Chapter book)


Tom Clohosy Cole

When the Berlin Wall goes up, a family is divided – father in the West, mother and children in East Berlin. The boy imagines how they could escape, and he starts to dig. (Picture book)


a night divided  
A Night Divided
Jennifer A. Nielsen

Summer 1961. Gerta's family lives in East Berlin - overnight, when the wall goes up, her family is separated. Four years later, Gerta spots her brother and father on the other side of the wall in West Berlin, and begins a dangerous plan to escape. An exciting novel that brings to life a divided city. (Chapter book)



You're living in Berlin, divided into East and West Berlin. Life in East Berlin is difficult, and many people would like to go to West Berlin. Do you try to escape, stay and guard the wall, or join protests against the wall? Choose from three different stories, 20 different endings. (Illustrated chapter book)


the berlin wall interactive modern history adventure
The House by the Lake
Thomas Harding

True story of a house on a lake in Berlin over a hundred years, a Jewish doctor and family, Nazi composer, World War II refugees, East German family made it their home. After the wall came down, the house was empty, but the great-grandson of the doctor returned, and now the house is a center for education and reconciliation. (Picture book)


Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
Margot Theis Raven, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

In 1948, West Berlin was blockaded for almost an entire year, and supplies to the city were flown in. This is the true story of a little girl, and the pilot who dropped something very special from the skies to the children of Berlin. (Picture book)


Merecedes and the Chocolate Pilot kids books world war ii berlin
berlin 3d keepsake cityscape  

Open the box and fold out a colorful miniature cityscape of Berlin – 12 different landmarks, such as Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Charlottenburg Palace, Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island, and fun facts about each landmark. (Mini book)


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