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Ber­lin Dun­geon

Much like the Lon­don Dun­geon, the Ber­lin Dun­geon pro­vides a ter­ri­fy­ing in­ter­ac­tive jour­ney through the city's dark past via a some­timesspooky, 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. Daily 10am– 6pm (win­ter week­ends un­til 5pm). € 20.50/12.30(dis­count when book­ing on­line). Un­der-14s must be ac­com­pa­nied by adult. Com­bined LEGOLAND, Madame Tus­sauds, and Sea Life tick­ets avail­able. www.the­dun­ 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 in­cludes pavil­ions that pro­vide am­ple in­door space, mak­ing the venue suit­able for rainy days. The zoo boasts the largest num­ber of species and to­tal an­i­mal res­i­dents in the world. The aquar­ium, one of the largest in Europe, fea­tures large tanks with pi­ra­nhas, sharks, and al­li­ga­tors. Daily 9am– 6:30pm. Zoo or aquar­ium: €14.50/ 7.50, un­der- 4s free. Com­bined ZooAquar­ium ticket: € 20/10. www.aquar­ium- ber­, www.zoo- ber­ 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. Daily 9am– ca. one hour be­fore sun­set. Mu­seum closes at 6pm. €6/3. Köni­gin- Luise-Str. 6- 8. T: 030.83850100. S Botanis­cher Garten. Off Map

Cur­ry­wurst Mu­seum

Learn about Ber­lin's most fa­mous street food at this small but en­ter­tain­ing mu­seum. Delve into Cur­ry­wurst his­tory, dis­cover the se­crets of its yel­low sauce in the "spice cham­ber," and watch movies star­ring the de­li­cious sausage. Daily 10am– 8pm. €11/ 7, un­der- 6s free. www.cur­ry­wurst­mu­ Schützen­str. 70. T: 030.88718647. U Kochstraße. E4

Madame Tus­sauds

Have your pic­ture taken with An­gela Merkel, Al­bert Ein­stein, One Di­rec­tion, or a host of other fa­mous names in en­ter­tain­ment and pol­i­tics. And, yes, there's even a wax Adolf Hitler, de­picted as a lit­tle man stand­ing in de­spair in his bunker dur­ing his fi­nal days. Daily 10am–7pm ( Aug un­til 8pm). € 23.50/18.50, dis­counts if you book on­line. Com­bined Ber­lin Dun­geon, LEGOLAND, and Sea Life tick­ets avail­able. www.madame­tus­ Unter den Lin­den 74. S+U Bran­den­burger Tor. E3

Sea Life & AquaDom

Daz­zling clown­fish, scary sharks, crawl­ing spi­der crabs, and quirky sea­horses are just some of the 5000 crea­tures in­hab­it­ing this small but in­ter­est­ing aquar­ium. Dis­cover the ethe­real dance of the jel­ly­fish and ob­serve the ea­gle rays on your way to the Aquadom, a 16m-tall cylin­dri­cal trop­i­cal fish tank that can be viewed from a slow el­e­va­tor. Daily 10am–7pm. €17.95/14.50 (dis­counts when book­ing on­line). Un­der-3s free. Com­bined Ber­lin Dun­geon, LEGOLAND, and Madame Tus­sauds tick­ets avail­able. www.vis­it­seal­ Span­dauer Str. 3. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3 Those who think mu­se­ums are bor­ing have never been to the Com­puter Games Mu­seum, a hands- on ex­plo­ration of the world of dig­i­tal en­ter­tain­ment. All the in­car­na­tions of games through­out the decades are here, start­ing from the early ar­cade games of the 1960s, to the ex­plo­sion of home-com­puter ti­tles that pro­lif­er­ated dur­ing the 1980s. Grown-ups will en­joy the nos­tal­gia, while the younger set will marvel at the clunky, 8-bit graph­ics that were the pre­cur­sor to to­day’s Wiis and Xboxes. Mu­seum high­lights in­clude Nim­rod, the gi­ant 1951 ma­chine known as the first com­puter game in his­tory, as well as clas­sics such as Pong, and a first- gen­er­a­tion 3D sim­u­la­tor from 1994. There’s even a work­ing ver­sion of Poly-Play, the only video game pro­duced in East Ger­many. Karl-Marx-Allee 93A. T: 030 60988577.­put­er­spiele­mu­

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