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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

Chil­dren’s Mu­seum MachMit

MUST SEE The hands- on chil­dren's mu­seum of­fers a climb­ing struc­ture, a maze, a soap-mak­ing work­shop, a cinema, and lots of ac­tiv­i­ties to en­cour­age dis­cov­ery through play­ing. Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm. € 5.50 for all over-3s. www. mach­mit­mu­ Sene­felder­str. 5/6. T: 030.74778200. S Pren­zlauer Allee. F1

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

Tem­pel­hof Air­port Park

MUST SEE What used to be the city's most cen­tral air­port is now a four- hectare (10-acre) public park whose six kilo­me­ters (3.75 miles) of run­ways are used for cy­cling, skat­ing, and a va­ri­ety of other sports. This is where many Ber­lin­ers spend their week­ends, bring­ing BBQ equip­ment or just pic­nick­ing on the grass while their kids fly col­or­ful kites. Tem­pel­hofer Damm. S Tem­pel­hof, U Platz der Luft­brücke, U Bod­din­straße. Off Map

Tier­garten Park

Cre­ated as hunt­ing grounds for the Elec­tors of Bran­den­burg, the park we know today was de­signed in the early 1800s by land­scape ar­chi­tect Peter Joseph Lenné and in­cludes a pond with boat rentals and a café, as well as many pleas­ant trails to ex­plore. The park also houses a zoo, a num­ber of em­bassies, and the Schloss Bellevue, the res­i­dence of the Pres­i­dent of Ger­many. S Tier­garten, S Bellevue. C3, D3

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