• Posted:Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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Travelling in Berlin can appeal to younger mindset

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Travelling in Berlin can appeal to younger mindset
Germany has a feast of culture venues to see and do things at, but one thing I noticed when I visited was that if you are there in your Berlin hostel with your kid brother or sister then why not get out there and see what there is to offer from a different perspective.

Now, my girlfriend and I aren't thinking of having kids just yet – as far as I'm concerned anyway – but if we did have a little Buckley running around then I would love to take him to this wonderful city.

And travel writer Andreas Heimann seems to be in agreement with me, as he said the capital city offers a lot more than people think for the younger generation.

He added: "While the landmark Brandenburg Gate may not keep a child's undivided attention for long, the host of fantastically-dressed street performers around the city's best known monument certainly do the trick."

But parents or travellers with a young mindset will also be interested in what the place has to offer, I'm sure of that. The Reichstag, for instance, is a wonderful building, full of character and great design.

A venue which could enthuse both old and young is the Museum fuer Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) on the Invalidenstrasse, which has a "huge collection" of interesting features.

This includes the world's biggest Brachiosaurus skeleton, which stands at 13 metres high and there are other animals to take a snap of, such as reindeer and hippopotamuses. And with over 30 million objects in the place, you will find plenty of things to see and do.

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