Comfort Hotel Lichtenberg
Phone: (49) 30 549350
Fax: (49) 30 54935511
At Sporthalle am Anton-Saefkow-Platz you not only get to work out, but also get the opportunity to see the women's volleyball league compete in numerous games throughout the year. Support the local volleyball team, Zurich VCO Berlin, and enjoy a great match with your family.
This ice rink will keep the whole family busy with ice-skating, curling, hockey, and most ice-sports offered. The rink allows for stadium-style seating so that anyone can enjoy the visual display put on by athletes of all types.
The Marzahn recreation park is situated in Berlin's north-east. Besides two large ponds, a Chinese garden and a number of playgrounds, the park has several animal compounds where donkeys, goats, sheep and chickens are kept. If you are lucky, you may also get to see some of the wild deer, hare, partridges, pheasants and snakes which live in the park's wilderness area. Special events such as concerts, theatre and 'playshops' are organised in the summer. Easter weekend is also a treat, with traditional 'egg hunts' for the kids.
Opened in 1955, the Tierpark covers 160 hectares and is notable for its beautifully landscaped park, not surprising given its location in the grounds of Friedrichsfelde Palace. The prominent highlights are the Alfred-Brehm-Haus with its valuable breeding group of cats, the elephant enclosure, the sea cows and rhinoceroses, the giraffe and monkey animals, the crocodile house, the tropical atrium, the bear enclosure and the fauna of Africa. Snack bars, restaurants and play areas are all on site. Check website for varying dates.
Looking for a place to go swimming and diving? Try out the SSE, or schwimm/sprunghalle at Europapark. Here, they have a 50 meter swimming pool, a beginners/nonswimmer pool, a bath pool (temperature of 28°C/84°F), and another pool at the temperature of 33-34°C/91-93°F. Oh and don't forget the Bistro!
A mini golf course, Citygolf Berlin is located at Wittenberger Straße, in the Marzahn district of Berlin. The 18-hole golf course is a great outdoor sport for children and adults alike, and sees a lot of crowd during weekends. A range of events also take place at the course, in order to entertain the guests. The prices per game are cheap, so you can afford to play lot of games, without burning a hole in your pocket. To more, please have a look at their website.
Opened in 1981 beyond the Iron Curtain by East Germany's premier, Erich Honecker, this water paradise was the pride of socialist East Berlin for 10 year, including a major tourist attraction. However, after the upsurge of democracy and German reunification, the swimming pool was forgotten. The administration of Berlin's public pool calls SEZ its jewel, and it offers quite a choice of attractions such as seven large pools, a sauna, a fitness park, and a swimming pool kindergarten. There is even a pool specially designed for disabled people.
A variety of activities are offered at the Schiff Freibeuter for children and teens. The activities ranges from computer classes, canoeing, theme parties to indoor sports. Visitors are assured a fun time at the ship the year round. This creative venture has attracted lot of local interest for its uniqueness and casual atmosphere.
Formerly known as a popular concert venue, the Radrennbahn Weissensee today functions as an outdoor recreational area popular among cyclists, skateboarders and inline skaters. International artists like Bruce Springsteen, James, Brown, ZZ Top and the Rolling Stones have played here to large audiences. Other sports facilities like an athletics track, tennis courts and a football ground can also be found nearby.
There are a number of BMX tracks in Berlin, one of which is situated on the edge of a children's playground in the district of Steglitz. The track is made of wood, with rubber tyres lining the outside. A great place for kids to test the limits of that new bike, as well as their parents' nerves!
Volkspark Friedrichshain is perfect for relaxing after work or for chilling out at the weekend. The park has attractive grounds, a number of lakes, ponds and fountains as well as several different children's playgrounds. The Märchenbrunnen is the park's most original element, with fountains designed as fairytale characters. For more information, please contact the Berlin Tourism Board at the phone number listed above.
Deep Blue Divers, as its name suggests, offers training classes in scuba diving and snorkeling. Its courses are divided according to the expertise of the students, with programs designed for beginners and amateurs to diving instructors. This certified school follows in the footstep's of world-famous diving organizations such as PADI, NAUI and TDI. Choose between trips such as Recreational Diving, Technical Diving, ISE Training Dives and Cavern Diving. One can also undergo specialized instruction for exploration of underwater caves and wrecks. So put on your masks and get prepared to explore the fascinating world under the ocean. This enterprise also offers equipment rental facilities for lighting systems, fins, wings, masks and lift bags.