This post is a guide to finding the location of Hitler’s last bunker in Berlin with a brief history of the bunker, which today is a parking lot in the middle of unremarkable residential apartment buildings.
Even if you’re trying to avoid crowds to prevent the spread of Covid-19, you can still experience and learn about some of the most notable sites in Berlin.
We currently have a free virtual tour of Berlin which you can watch anytime.
During this tour, we cover sites such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and many other notable sites.
This is an excellent alternative for anyone who is at risk of catching the virus, and it’s over an hour long, which means you can expect to learn quite a lot.
5. Save Money With a Tourist Pass
If you’re planning to visit several popular attractions while exploring the city, it’s important to note that many of the best sites and landmarks are actually included with some Berlin tourist passes.
Depending on how you use these services, you can expect to save anywhere from 20% – 50% off general admission prices by using a tourist pass.
Here are a few of the most popular tickets included with various Berlin Tourist Discount Passes:
Also, Berlin tourist passes typically include multiple tours, so if you’re planning to use one of those services, you could easily save some money on this activity.
7. Celebrate the Fête de la Musique
Even if you can’t make it to a concert, you may still have an opportunity to enjoy some live musical performances all over the city.
Every June 21st, the open-air music festival Fête de la Musique welcomes musicians to perform in the streets of Berlin.
During this event, bands, orchestras, choirs and even DJs will set up shop in public squares and other areas to provide music for the masses.
As you may have guessed, since this event takes place in public and on the streets, it’s entirely free to walk around and enjoy all the live music during Fête de la Musique.
This is an excellent idea for a family-friendly activity, and it’s probably the most affordable option on our list!
NOTE: As of this moment, the Fête de la Musique is still scheduled to take place in June of 2021.
8. Drink the Best Beer in Berlin
There’s no shortage of beer to drink in this city, but if you’re new to Germany, you might have some trouble finding the best brews. Thankfully, you can get some help by taking a Berlin Craft Beer Private Tasting Tour.
This tour provides several interesting stops, including at least one hidden spot most tourists never visit. Along the way, you’ll sample multiple different beers.
Since you’ll be drinking a lot of beer, it’ll be important to eat something as well, which is why this tour also includes at least one snack – Currywurst!
9. Attend Berliner Volksfestsommer
Every year in June & July, Berlin hosts the Berliner Volksfestsommer (formerly the German-French Fair) that you can attend for free!
There are currently about 150 different performers, rides and rollercoasters, a ghost train, the Rock & Roller Coaster and many more.
In addition to all the activities, there will also be plenty of delicious fair food to eat.
Rides and food purchases will cost some money, but there are other on-grounds activities to see and do without any cost.
This is a fantastic activity for the family, a fun way to spend an evening, and a budget-friendly event!
NOTE: The Berliner Volksfestsommer is not yet scheduled for 2021, but there are no indications that they plan to reschedule or cancel this event as of yet.
10. Visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium
If it’s an especially hot day, you can always beat the heat by visiting the SEA LIFE Aquarium in Berlin.
This location houses more than 1,500 fish and other aquatic animals, so you probably won’t run out of things to see while you’re here.
In addition to a variety of fish, this aquarium also houses sharks, octopuses, lobsters, rays, jellyfish, and many other beautiful life forms.
Among all of the other popular fish here, your children probably won’t have much trouble spotting Dory and Nemo from the Finding Nemo movies, which certainly makes this an excellent family-friendly activity.
Admission to this attraction is included with at least one major Berlin discount pass, so you don’t even have to pay full price!
NOTE: This attraction is currently closed due to the pandemic, but it may open again before June. Check their website to make sure before heading out.
11. Take the Kids to LEGOLAND
For even more family fun, consider taking your children to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Berlin.
This attraction features 2 rides, 10 build & play zones, a 4D cinema and many other fun activities.
Not only will your kids have an opportunity to build a lot of LEGOS and potentially even learn a few tricks of the trade, but there is also a LEGO factory tour, a LEGO-themed cafe and even a LEGO shop!
If you’re worried about paying for both tickets and LEGOS, it’s worth noting that this LEGOLAND is actually included with some Berlin tourist passes.
NOTE: This is another attraction that was closed due to the pandemic, but it might be open in time for June. Check their website before heading out.
12. Visit an Observation Deck
There is likely to be an abundance of sunny days and clear skies in Berlin during the month of June, which makes this the perfect time to enjoy a great view of the city from an observation deck.