You are planning your family vacation in Munich and are wondering what activities are offered and which places are the best to visit in Munich with kids? Our Hostel Munich would like to give you some inspiration by presenting the top places you and your children should not miss visiting.
Exploring Munich with kids
With a surface bigger than New York’s Central Park our English Garden is the best place to let the little ones play and run free. You can visit the playgrounds, have a picnic, go for a walk, rent a boat and even watch surfers testing their skill on the Eisbach river.
More than 50 attractions from little carousels to huge roller coasters are waiting for you and your children at the Allgäu Skyline Park near Bad Wörishofen. It is an hours drive away from Munich and definitely worth a visit when spending your time in Munich with kids.
Ever wonder what to do on a rainy day in Munich with kids? What about visiting an interactive museum? The German Museum is one of the oldest and largest technology and science museums in the world and an interesting place for adults and children alike.
There’s a special area for little explorers under the age of 8 called Kid’s Kingdom. It offers over 1000 cool activities such as flying into the air or playing on a giant guitar. Don’t miss this experience while visiting Munich with kids.
Another interesting museum to visit in Munich with kids is Munich’s Toy Museum. It is located in Munich’s old Town Hall and spreads over four floors (no elevator). Opened in 1983, it presents unique historical toys from Europe and the United States, such as teddy bears, dolls or toy trains.
Please be aware that the toys are displayed only for viewing and are not meant to be played around with. Therefore the museum is perhaps best for older kids.
Munich offers a variety of indoor playgrounds you can explore with children of all ages. Just google and find the right one to enjoy with your kids.
Munich’s zoo is more of a nature preserve than a traditional zoo, but still a fun and interesting place to visit while exploring Munich with kids. It shelters 5,000 animals from all over the world, assorted to their regions. The Hellabrunn Zoo also offers a petting zoo, pony and camel rides in summer as well as a penguin parade in winter.
Experience the beautiful and diverse under water world in Munich’s Aquarium Sea-Life. Join the daily feedings, walk through the ten meter long tunnel underneath the ocean water pool or celebrate your unforgettable birthday party there. Sea-Life promises you a wonderful day while spending your time in Munich with kids.
Your children love fairytales and would like to experience german classics such as Hänsel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood in real life? Then come to the Freizeitpark Märchenwald (Fairytale Forest) where over 20 fairytales are displayed and can be brought to life only by pressing a button. A great adventure while staying in Munich with kids, especially for very young children.
Bavaria Film Studios
While visiting Munich with kids you should not miss Bavaria Filmstadt (Bavaria Film Studios). It is Munich’s largest film making center. Let your children explore the studios while taking a ride on Falkor the dragon from “The NeverEnding Story” (Die unendliche Geschichte in German). Guided tours are available in English.
Oktoberfest is not only meant for adults but also a great destinations while touring though Munich with kids. There is much more to the Oktoberfest than just beer and pretzels. It offers a variety of rides for little toddlers, children, teens and of course also for adults. Oktoberfest is definitely a must while exploring Munich with kids in late september, early october.
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