The FEZ Berlin: Adventure - Education - Fun
Europe's biggest non-profit children's, youth and family centre is located in the middle of Wuhlheide Forest Park.
The FEZ is a peaceful green island for children and families in the heart of the big Berlin city. Offering a plethora of cultural activities, adveture-based learning and lots of fun, it has been attracting children and families for decades. Its focus areas of digital and analogue culture, sustainable development and diversity offer a unique spectrum of content.
In total the centre boasts 175,000m² of outdoor grounds and a further 13,000m² of indoor space.
Even when you think you know the FEZ, there's always something else to discover. With family events taking place on 50 weekends a year, a varied and comprehensive schedule creating Berlin's best holidays and a tailored extra-curricular programme providing valuable support to schools, it will certainly take some time to really 'Do The FEZ'!
What the FEZ contains under its roof is truly second to none. The Astrid Lindgren stage is home to one of the biggest children's theatres in Berlin, the Orbitall Centre provides local children with a unique opportunity to get closer to outer space and the Alice Museum for Children has won multiple international awards. Not to mention the Berlin State Academy for Music with recording studio and concert rooms, a cinema, and a 50-metre swimming pool.
As if that wasn't enough, the outdoor area also includes various playgrounds, an eco island, a mini rainforest and a beach and lake. This special facility in the east of Berlin is a great place to bring all the family. Meet new people, play exhilarating games, embark on amazing adventures and make exciting new discoveries!
- 1919–1932: Creation of the Wuhlheide Folk & Forest Park
by the landscape architect Ernst Harrich.
- 1950: Wuhlheide Park becomes a "Pionier Park" and is used for the very first gathering of the Freie Deutsche Jugend (Free German Youth).
- 1979: The FEZ building is opened as a "Pionier Palace" of the former GDR.
- 1989: Ownership is transferred to the GDR's Ministry of Youth and Education.
- 1990: With the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new concept is drawn up for the site, which is renamed the FEZ.
- 1995: The FEZ Berlin, Children's, Youth and Family Centre and the Berlin State Academy for Music form the KJfz-L-gBmbH as a wholly owned subsidiary of the State of Berlin.