Berlin is a city that offers a number of (generally) reliable transport options. There are S & U Bahn options throughout the city, a selection of trams in the East of the city (a sure sign that you are in East Berlin if you spot a tram track), taxis come with a built-in booster-type child seats (for older kids). Here are my tips for getting around Berlin with kids...
Travelling with a baby can come with it's own challenges but a visit to Berlin can be a wonderful experience for both you and your baby. Here are my tips on how to keep your baby entertained during your time in this fabulous city, whilst also getting to see the sights at the same time.
When something goes wrong. When you child falls ill and the doctors are closed and you don't know what is wrong, it can be horrifying. Being in another country can make this all the harder. Here is a list of emergency numbers and addresses for options available to you should you find your child fall ill or have a serious accident.
Your child’s life is in danger: Call 112
Suspect poison: Berliner Giftnotruf: 030/ 19240
Apotheke (Chemist) on a Sunday
The Apotheke's are generally closed on Sundays, however each district (Bezirk) of Berlin will have one Apotheke open for 'Notdienst' (emergencies) on a Sunday. The apotheke's take it in turns to open and you can easily find out which Apotheke in your area is open here. Enter the date and find your area under 'Bezirk', then click 'Notdienste im ausgewählten Bezirk anzeigen' to see which one will be open in your area.
Outside of pediatrician opening hours:
Kinderärztlichen Bereitschaftsdienst der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung Tel: 030/ 31 00 31
Wednesday and Friday afternoons 15.00 – 22.00
Saturday and Sunday 11.00 – 22.00:
Erste Hilfe Stelle DRK-Klinik Mark Brandenburg, Drontheimer Strasse 39-40
DRK-Klinik Westend Charlottenburg, Spandauer Damm 130, Entrance Fürstenbrunner Weg
Emergencies at night:
Charitè Campus Virchow, Augustenburger Platz 1(U9 Ameruner Straße); Entrance with car- Seestraße
Kinderrettungsstelle (Children’s emergency room) Tel.: 030/ 45 05 66 604
Helios Kliniken Berlin Buch, Schwanebecker Chaussee ,
Kinderrettungsstelle (Children’s emergency room) Tel.: 030/ 94 01 74 73
Vivantes Klinikum in Friedrichshain, Landsberger Allee 49
Kinderrettungsstelle (Children’s emergency room) Tel.: 030/231546
For those visiting Berlin, the Berlin WelcomeCard is great as it is not only your travel card for getting around the city on Berlin's busses, trains and trams, but it also holds a selection of discount coupons for 200 venues in the city including a number of Berlin's museums, tours, exhibitions, theatres, restaurants and more. Some of the family-friendly places with discounts included with the Berlin WelcomeCard are...