History Begins Here
A good way to start any tour of the city is to get an overview of Berlin’s past at the Story of Berlin museum (this page), where 800 years of city history are compiled in 23 rooms of a Ku’damm building. The interactive exhibition contains digestible explanations of the city’s (sometimes terrifying) history and is particularly suitable for families with children. Highlights are the multimedia exhibits, which allow you to experience the everyday life of Berliners throughout the eras, and the guided tour through an original Cold War nuclear shelter, located underneath the museum. Visitors with smartphones can download a supplementary app to enhance the visit and a questionnaire to encourage older children to explore the museum independently, while the Little Bear and His Friends game, which can be obtained from the cashier, will keep the little ones entertained as they search for Berlin’s mascot among the exhibits.