HOW CAN I SURVIVE SIGHTSEEING WITH KIDS?
Sightseeing and children aren’t always a good match, and sometimes the only compromise is to take lots of breaks between museums and monuments. Fortunately, Berlin has more than 2000 play areas, conveniently mapped on www.ihrspielplatz.de. Next to the Reichstag on John-Foster-Allee, for example, is a huge playground where the kids can climb or dig in a big sandbox. A good place to go after visiting the Wall Memorial in Prenzlauer Berg is Kollwitzplatz, which not only has a weekend farmers’ market and cute shops to peruse but also three playground areas aimed at different age groups. When in Kreuzberg, let the kids run around Viktoriapark, then head to the park’s fabulous Golgatha beer garden, where the rugrats can let loose in the playground while you refresh with a beer (Dudenstr. 40–64, www.golgatha-berlin.de).