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Day Trips for Kids in Munich

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  • Bavaria’s Garden - Berchtesgaden

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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     A beautiful place for a family day out. The perfect place for a hike, or if you fancy something more leisurely, take a boat across the Konigsee (listening out for the boat master and his trumpet solo in the middle!) and disembark at beautiful St. Bartholoma (as seen on the front of many a Bavarian Guide book!). Here you can relax over lunch in the bier garten whilst smaller members of your family enjoy playing at the water’s edge. Equally beautiful in the winter. One to put on your must see list.

    www.berchtesgadener-land.com

  • A Slice of the Olden Days

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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     Take a real step back in time at this Open Air Museum just outside Schliersee. There’s plenty of space for free range children to enjoy, and countless beautiful historical buildings to explore both inside and out. Don’t miss the shoemakers, the blacksmiths and the history of electricity exhibit upstairs in the main barn. There are various seasonal attractions throughout the year, and the most beautiful Christmas Market. Highly Recommended.

    Marcus Wasmeier Open Air Museum Brunnbichl 5, 83727 Schliersee/Neuhaus www.wasmeier.de

  • Dream Bowl Palace

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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    The biggest bowling alley we have been to by far. Great for a family day out on a rainy day, or perfect for a birthday party (they are professionals at catering for these)! And for those too tiny to bowl properly you can raise the edges of the lanes so they are guaranteed to hit something! There’s a big buffet on a Sunday lunchtime, with savings on bowling too.

    Dream Bowl Palace, Apianstraße 9, 85774 Unterfohring. www.dreambowl.de
     

  • Lego Land

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    Danish building blocks galore! As you might expect from the masters of building blocks, Legoland is a child’s paradise. An hour from Munich it makes it a great place for a day trip, with all the usual rides and attractions. Or you can make it longer than a day trip and stay overnight in one of the onsite hotels. If you don’t fancy that, there’s onsite camping too!

    Legoland Allee 1, 89312 Gunzburg, Bavaria, Germany www.legoland.de

  • Playmobil Land

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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    It’s Bavarian after all so you should pay homage to it at some point. Two hours drive from Munich it’s a fantastic place for under tens in particular. With all of their favourite Playmobil characters dotted about the park (albeit supersized!), and plenty of themed attractions to enjoy, they will ask to come back again and again. Entrance fees are reasonable, and onsite food is not at all marked up. Also good in wet weather as there’s a huge indoor play area with plenty of things to climb and piles of Playmobil to dive into. Don’t miss the chance to build your own figure whilst you are here, plus there’s a good shop on your way out where you will find plenty of savings.

    Playmobil Land, Brandstatterstr. 2-10, 90513, Zirndorf. www.playmobil-funpark.de

  • Schliersbergalm

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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    Heavenly views from the top at Schliersbergalm. An hours drive from Munich lies the small town of Schliersee, and the quite wonderful Schliersbergalm. Park at the bottom, and you can either get the cable car up (or walk up if you are feeling really energetic!). At the top you will find a hotel complete with vast bier garten, and plenty of things to keep children happy. The views are stunning as you might expect, and in the summer months, when you have all had enough, you can get the rodelbahn all the way back down – all 960 metres of it! A great way to end the day!

    info@schliersbergalm.de phone: 08026 6723 Schliersee, Bavaria

  • The Original Fairytale Castle

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    Walt Disney based many a fairy tale castle on this precise one, built by King Ludwig in 1862. It will appeal to both the fairytale lovers, and the photographers in your family. And if you don’t fancy a tour of the inside (for which you have to book ahead by the way) there’s the nicest hike behind the castle itself which is suitable for all ages. Highly recommended.

    Neuschwanstein, Alpseestr. 12 D-87645 Hoehschwangau www.neuschwanstein.de

  • Tree Top Climbing _ WaltKletterPark Oberbayern

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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     There are no restrictions to climbing here, apart from a minimum height restriction (fear not, there are plenty of woods and a play park to enjoy if you’re not tall enough!), and once you have that harness on (all children under ten must be accompanied by adult climbers however) the world’s (or rather the tree-tops are) your oyster! Fantastic, confidence giving fun for children aged 6+.

    Schrobenhausener Straße, 85305 Jetzendorf. www.waldkletterpark-oberbayern.de

  • Visit the Witches in the Mountains

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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    There’s a saying in Munich that winter snow is caused by witches shaking out their eiderdowns in the mountains, and here you can visit them. Although Hexnwasser is in Austria, Soll is not actually that far away from Munich for a day trip. Get the cable car up to the top where the witches wait, and spend a fantastic day in their company. A great place to spend a warm sunny day with plenty of water play (do bring towels!) bare foot trails and countless other witch themed attractions. If you forget your picnic, the Gasthof serves a decent lunch too.

    HexnWasser, Berg- & Skilift Hochsöll, Stampfanger 21, A-6306 Söll www.hexenwasser.at
     

  • WildPark Poing

    Recommended by Emma Coombs

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    Just 25 minutes drive from the centre of Munich, this huge wildlife park is a great way to spend the day. From countless animal encounters (no uber exotic species, the animals here are all residents of Bavaria (or past residents if you are talking about the bears!)), to the absolutely huge play areas, and the huge forest to explore (complete with friendly free-range deer who like to be fed – food available at the entrance). Open all year around (apart from Christmas day). Plenty of picnic tables, and a small café (usually closed in the middle of winter) in the summer months.

    Wildpark Poing, Osterfeldweg, 85586 Poing
    www.wildpark-poing.net