In English it translates to AMUSEMENT PARK GERMENDORF but in reality it’s THREE PARKS IN ONE! It’s a combination of ANIMAL PARK, LEISURE PARK and DINO PARK. So it’s perfect for the whole family – even dogs!
GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING
- Reserve the day or half the day for this park because it’s huge
- Buy tickets online HERE
- Renting a car instead of commuting because it’s a 30minute ride from West Berlin or 45mins from East Bering
- Bring a change of clothes for everyone
- Plus if it’s warm enough, bring swimsuits too
- Bring insulating waterbottles
- For babies or toddlers, bring a stroller with good wheels & suspension like this
- You can bring snacks but there are also snack stands or imbiss inside
- Charge your phones or cameras because you’ll be taking loads of pics
- Bring 0,50 & 1,00 Euro coins for the rides
- For + 1,00 Euro dogs on a short leash can enter & given a hygiene bag for their poop. They have a separate dog bathing beach
For other questions, read their FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We set off after brunch. Driving from our friends place, there is a gorgeous treelined road.
We were so lucky that our amazing friends Alex & Tess lent us a car. It was super exciting for me to drive on the Autobahn again, even so briefly. There is just something so wonderful combining a brilliantly engineered German roads & German cars. It doesn’t feel like you are driving fast at all.
At 120kph it feels like you are only driving 80kph because the road is flat, unlike the narrow, winding & steep roads of Switzerland.
There is lots of parking for visitors. We purchased tickets online & showed them as we entered. There is a Familiankarte (family card) which costs €16 for 2 adults + maximum of 3 kids.
Very conveniently, our friends rented a wagon for 3 euros (with 30 euro deposit to be returned after) and we plonked in all our stuff.
What we love about this place is that some of the animals are free range and interact with park goers. But we don’t approach them directly. You have to be sensitive to the animals and allow them to approach you if they want to socialize.
Water activities and lakes/ponds to swim in (not pictured) which is why it’s good to have extra clothes and swimsuits.
We hurried to the DINO PARK to meet with our friends. It was difficult to hurry because each step we took, our son was amazed at everything he saw and wanted to touch, look & try. I of course wanted to take pics of everything.
FINALLY AT THE DINO PARK
It really felt like we had walked into Jurassic Park. We met our friends near the “volcano.”
I even climbed the top of a “volcano” to get a view from the top.
They also had a cool slide for the kids which I even tried. SO FUN.
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It was hard to get the kids to move on from the slide but we had much more to explore! And it was so nice to catch up with our best friends who were also in Berlin during the time we were posted there.
And so nice to see our kids playing together!
During weekdays some of the rides are closed, however the ones that are COIN OPERATED or self-service are open. The kids enjoyed and kept asking to go back. That’s why you need lots of coins or buy from the imbiss or snack stands to get change.
TIP: The bigger bumper cars (like the yellow & red ones) that are 1 Euro, are disappointing. They are slow & finish really fast so it’s better to use the smaller bumper motorcycles (like the green & blue) that are only 0,50 Euro.
This is another cool digger coin operated ride that teaches kids how to control. Each knob color corresponds to the part of the digger that it controls.
There are small snack stands or imbiss like this one, which we went to for late lunch. Btw guys, NEVER CALL A FLAMMKUCHEN A PIZZA. They can be sensitive about this.
Admittedly, flammkuchen looks like a pizza, but there are important differences; the base is thin and crispy but the sauce topping isn’t tomato based, it’s a creamy blend of crème fraiche, Greek yoghurt, salt, pepper and nutmegBuzzTrips
Can you believe that each of these Flammkuchens are just 5 Euros each? Sooo good, fresh and filling!
Not pictures is the sand play area for the kids in this imbiss. It was a nice break for the parents to chat and also have a bathroom break. Don’t expect much from the bathrooms guys. Bring your own tissue (don’t flush it though) and sanitizer to be sure.
After the quick rest we went around to see more of the ANIMAL PARK & also explore the LEISURE PARK which has a huge playground & even more rides for the kids. We thought it was so cute that the animals also had Spielplatz or playground that looks like they are for kids inside their pens.
Of course the boys just had to do the pony ride!
This is but a small portion of the PLAYGROUND as it is huge and goes much deeper. I forgot to take photos and videos coz we were just trying to keep up with the kids!
They begged to do many other rides but we only had time for one last – the train ride which was such a trip! It even had the nativity scene of Jesus. LOL!
Tired but happy parents!
There was a huge indoor playground, but we didn’t have time for it because we all had dinner appointments so to sooth the kids, we let them have some ice cream then it was time to go. It was a nice win for them, so that it didn’t just end in a “no you can’t go into the playground.”
DiploBaby was happy to try a KitKat cone for the first time!
If you are in Berlin with kids, I can highly recommend driving over to FREIZEITPARK GERMENDORF. I feel like their website truly doesn’t do it justice. There are so many fun & cute things to do here. I wouldn’t have minded staying till it closed. It has a very open and relaxing atmosphere! I’m glad we went on a weekday!
I did 3 reels to remember this wonderful day! It shows the 3 parts of the park – ANIMAL PARK, DINO PARK, AMUSEMENT PARK, but there are parts that also overlap. I hope you enjoy watching it. Tap on the reel to pause & read the subtitles!
READ: THE REST OF OUR BERLIN 2022 TRIP ITINERARY
An den Waldseen 1A, 16515 Oranienburg, Deutschland
9.00 to 19.00 All year round, even on Sundays & public holidays
Telephone & office hours 03301.33 63 Mon–Fri 7.00 to 15.00
Barrier free & easily accessible by stroller or wheelchair
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