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Ber­lin Dun­geon

Much like the Lon­don Dun­geon, the Ber­lin Dun­geon pro­vides a ter­ri­fy­ing in­ter­ac­tive jour­ney through the dark past of the city’s his­tory through a some­times- spooky, ac­tor-led ex­pe­ri­ence. Vis­i­tors are taken through at­trac­tions such as the old li­brary of Ber­lin, a plague-in­fected street, a tor­ture cham­ber, a se­cret court, and more. Not rec­om­mended for young chil­dren. Open 10am– 6pm (un­til 5pm on win­ter week­days. Closed 24 Dec). € 20/16 (dis­count when book­ing on­line). Un­der-14s must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Com­bined tick­ets with Madame Tus­sauds, Sea Life, and Legoland avail­able. www.the­dun­geons. com. Span­dauer Str. 2. S+U Hack­escher Markt. F3

Ber­lin Zoo and Aquar­ium

MUST SEE One of the city’s main at­trac­tions and the old­est zoo in Ger­many. The pavil­ions pro­vide lots of in­door space, mak­ing this zoo suit­able for rainy days. The aquar­ium is one of the largest in Europe, fea­tur­ing large tanks with pi­ran­has, sharks, and al­li­ga­tors. Open 9am– 6pm daily. Zoo or Aquar­ium: €13/6.50, un­der-5s free. Com­bined Zoo-Aquar­ium ticket: € 20/10.www.aquar­i­um­ber­lin.de,www.zoo- ber­lin.de. Har­den­berg­platz 8. T: 030.254010. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Botanis­cher Garten

This large park was de­signed in the Ro­man­tic English style, with hills, lakes, and pretty green­houses. There is a palm house and a whole sec­tion ded­i­cated to ex­otic plants, in­clud­ing or­chids, cacti, and car­niv­o­rous plants. Open daily 9am– ca. one hour be­fore sun­set. Mu­seum closes at 6pm. €6/3. www.bgbm.org. König­inLuise-Str. 6- 8. T: 030.83850100. S Botanis­cher Garten. Off Map

Chil­dren’s Mu­seum Labyrinth

One of Ber­lin’s two chil­dren’s mu­se­ums. Two floors of ac­tiv­ity sta­tions on the theme of con­struc­tion. Pleas­ant out­door area for the warmer days. Open Mo-Fri 9am- 6pm, Sat 1– 6pm, Sun 11– 6pm. €4.50 for all over-3s (3.50 on Fri­days). www.labyrinth- kin­der­mu­seum.de. Os­loer Str. 12. T: 030.800931150. U Os­loer Straße then tram. Off Map

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