Best attractions for kids in Germany

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Heading to Germany in the month ahead? The following are the best attractions for kids in Germany, so if you are stuck for things to do with your little ones, give these following diversions a whirl…

1) Berlin Zoo

If your kids love animals, make time to check out the Berlin Zoo when you are in one of Europe’s most happening capital cities.1,500 species from orangutans to koalas can be found here, along with a variety of barnyard animals in the petting zoo that can be touched safely by your little ones. When you tire of checking out these creatures in all their awesomeness, blow off some steam at the biggest playground in the city – right on site.

2) Tropical Islands

No, there aren’t actually any tropical islands within German territory, but through the miracle of indoor climate control, there is a water park by that name that will make you forget the wintry weather outside. This place is presently the world’s largest indoor water park, and it doesn’t waste that designation with mediocre amenities within, as the beach by the wave pool contains real powdery white sand, along with spa treatment facilities for Mom and Dad, and a mini-golf course for when you are done with getting wet.

3) Legoland

Serving as the German iteration of the theme park based around this world famous children’s toy, Legoland in Berlin is bound to be a hit with your kids from the second they step upon its grounds. Sheltered from the elements in the first indoor version of this attraction in the world, you can indulge in this attraction at any time of the year, which means everything from racing tracks to a 3-D cinema will be there to provide entertainment on days when the weather simply refuses to cooperate with your plans.

4) Ozeanum Stralsund

Located in Stralsund, this aquarium focuses on the natural history of the ocean, featuring marine animals from the North Sea, Mediterranean, and other environments from around the world. From groundfish to nurse sharks, your children will have a ball learning about the creatures that lurk beneath the waves in the deep blue sea.

5) Alpincenter Bottrop

Wanted to go to Europe during ski season, but had to delay your trip until the spring for whatever reason? Maybe the snow in the Alps is terrible this season, with nothing but grass at the family-friendly resources at lower elevations … if either scenario is coming true, a visit to the Alpincenter Bottrop can help fix things, as this indoor ski centre is the longest enclosed slope in the world. Open year around, you can get a few turns in with your kids – in the middle of July! Cool.

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