reichstag resizeBerlin’s an incredible history lesson. There’s an excitement in the streets that teens and tweens will find invigorating. The Ritz-Carlton Berlin is in the middle of all the action, just blocks away from the Reichstag, Berlin Wall, Berlin Zoo, Brandenburg Gate, and lots of other attractions.DestinationReviewstorm troopers resize 2








Germans have wisely allowed Brandenburg Gate, where Hitler once delivered impassioned hate speeches, to be turned into a vast public square devoted to free speech of every form.Kids will get a kick out of the many street performers.


Of course, there’s only so much history a kid wants, or can, soak in. That’s when it’s time to partake in my teen’s favorite German tradition — a freshly baked pretzel.pretzel resize

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The Ritz-Carlton Berlin embraces its own unique history along the famed Potsdamer Platz by embracing a variety of European traditions.

The hotel’s resident Beefeater formerly opens the lounge each evening— a nod to the hotel chain’s British heritage. Cheers!

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In the hotel’s restaurant, Brasserie Desbrosses, the spirit of France is tres magnifique. The bountiful buffet breakfast includes a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, cereals and a few French favorites as well.

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Can you make an entire breakfast out of chocolate crepes?  Mais oui, you’re on vacation!

Outside the restaurant is the kids’ play area. There’s an oversized board game area and a variety of rideable pedal cars. Looking for something else to keep little ones engaged? Take them on a scavenger hunt through the hotel. Once they finish up a fun prize awaits.

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Ritz-Carlton Berlin also makes it easy for families to explore the city with complimentary use of luxury high-tech strollers. When it’s time to unwind at the end of a day of sightseeing, what better place than the Ritz’ star-studded pool and jacuzzi. Wunderbar!