Despite being a stones throw from Alexanderplatz, the Nikolaiviertel is an area of Berlin that many people living in the city haven't visited. Originally dating back to 1200, the area takes it's name from the church, Berlin's oldest, sitting in the middle of this quaint little quarter. I took my toddler there for an afternoon stroll recently and thought I'd write about it for those of you who haven't explored that area yet…
All photographs are my own / ©Sarah Winborn Photography
If you don't own a bike in Berlin or are just visiting the city, that needn't stop you seeing the city on two wheels. There are a number of options available for renting bikes with child seats, children's bikes or bikes with a trailer and I am going to list them here for you. When picking up your bike rentals, don't forget to bring valid identification.
I have also listed the Berlin bike tour companies that offer family-friendly options. If you know of any I should add to the list, let me know in the comments section below.
My oldest has been asking me for quite a while now to take him to the top of the Fernsehturm (TV Tower). He went there previously on a day trip with his childcare, only to see the tower from below and has been drawn to it ever since. Today, during a special day out together we finally made it to the top...
Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg) is located on the opposite side of Berlin to me, so I haven't been there much during my seven years in Berlin. This year however, it has become a much loved location for my family photoshoots and so, I have had the opportunity to spend many hours wandering through the beautiful grounds surrounding the palace. Following a recent photo session there, two out of three of my boys joined me for a stroll through the beautiful gardens for an hour as we took in the gorgeous views. I was tired after the shoot, so I didn't take a huge amount of photographs, just a few family pics really, but you can get an idea of the beauty to find there from them.
Take a stroll through Treptower Park and you can suddenly find yourself facing this incredibly large and impressive Soviet Memorial. It is the largest of 3 Soviet memorials built in Berlin and it is beautiful.
There are many wonderful sightseeing opportunities in Berlin and one of the greats is The Reichstag, the meeting place of the German Parliament, the Bundestag. The Reichstag is fabulous to visit on a clear day as it free to go up to the terrace and offers beautiful views over the city. More information on visiting The Reichstag with a baby or children can be found below...