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Our most recommended Bavaria Family-friendly activities

Nuremberg: PLAYMOBIL®- FunPark

1. Nuremberg: PLAYMOBIL®- FunPark

Explore the PLAYMOBIL-FunPark which spreads over an area of more than 90,000 m² and is specially designed for children between 4 and 10 years old. Enjoy the exciting theme worlds where your little ones have a lot of space to play and run. The whole family can enjoy the Aktiv Park with many possibilities to climb, play and discover. Children can go on adventures in the Pirates' Sea, storm the corners of the Knights' Castle or experience the work of a gold digger in the Western City. Also enjoy a water playground, a slide area, a labyrinth of lights, mini-golf, and a go-kart course. If you need a break from all these exciting adventures, just visit one of the many restaurants in the park and get you a snack and a cold soft drink. In case you can't get enough of PLAYMOBIL, you can purchase the tiny figures at the PLAYMOBIL-Shop.

Munich: Day Ticket to Sea Life

2. Munich: Day Ticket to Sea Life

Experience the diversity of the underwater world closer than ever at SEA LIFE Munich. The popular aquarium located directly in the Olympic Park offers a journey from local waters like the Isar River to the vast waters of the tropical ocean. Through the Danube Delta, the coral cave, the seahorse bay and the Mediterranean port to the Atlantic, you’ll discover a variety og sea creatures inhabiting more than 35 lifelike aquariums. See the largest variety of sharks in Germany with over 20 different species, such as pyjama cat sharks, zebra sharks, and Japanese carpet sharks. Even meet the largest inhabitant of the tropical ocean basin area: zebra shark, Lady Pünktchen. Don’t miss the daily feedings, where it can often get wild. Find out what the rays' favorite food is and what sharks like to eat. The aquarists will answer all your questions and provide facts and background information during the feeding shows.

Munich: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

3. Munich: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

Embark on a family-friendly night walking tour in Munich with a guide dressed as a night watchman with a halberd ax. Be transported back in time to the middle ages as you listen to chilling stories from the watchman. Be greeted by your night watchman guide in his historical attire in Marienplatz. Hear your guide explain the duties of night watchmen. Discover medieval stories as you accompany him through the streets and alleys of Munich's old town. Walk along the old city wall and close the city gates together so that nobody can enter the city at night. Find out how the night watchman protects Munich from rabble and devastating fires. Watch as he blows his call horn to signal a fire. End your tour in Marienplatz.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

4. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

Spend a day in picturesque Bavaria with this van tour from Munich. Spend the day enjoying a drive on the Romantic Road in the Bavarian Alps. On the way to the castle of Neuschwanstein, you’ll pass through old, quaint Bavarian villages and scenic countryside. When you reach Neuschwanstein you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the castle, which was built in the 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style. The palace sits on a craggy hill commanding views of the village of Hohenschwangau below. From the Marienbridge you’ll have breathtaking views of the castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a royal retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner, the composer. After the death of Ludwig II, the palace was opened to the public in 1886, and now hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Neuschwanstein has appeared in numerous movies and was also used as a model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. You’ll walk through a lovely gorge featuring cascades and waterfalls. On the way back you’ll stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Church of Wieskirch built in the 17th century. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a Bavarian cheese farm, where you can purchase an optional cheese and sausage platter with freshly baked bread. Enjoy the spectacular, 360-degree mountain views from the farm.

From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

5. From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

The first highlight of this tour is the visit to the Eagle's Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have the opportunity to eat lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden. Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miners life underground. Finally, you will visit the Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself with a few Bavarian specialities in the romantic village of Berchtesgaden before you will return to Salzburg.  

Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

6. Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

Start with the salt mines and take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache passing the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of the Third Reich used to be.  Afterwards, the tour continues to its highlight – the 490 year old salt mines at Berchtesgaden. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake which you will be crossing by boat. After this 2-hour unique tour you will have the opportunity to explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden tasting some Bavarian specialties.  After a short break go to the Sound of Music Tour - a wonderful ride with amazing views! Tour the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg as well as the beautiful landscapes where the opening scenes of the movie The Sound of Music were filmed. The enormous success of The Sound of Music Broadway Musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein premiering in 1959 caused film director Robert Wise and 250 crew members to turn Salzburg and its surroundings into the Sound of Music film location in 1964.   Right after release, the film became a tremendous success, awarded with 5 Oscars, becoming the highest grossing movie ever and reaching cult status over the years. Both the musical and film are based on the "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" written by Maria von Trapp in 1949.  Do follow the traces of the Trapp family and take a tour through Salzburg and its surroundings. Visit all of the original film sets and just imagine being Julie Andrews, the main character in the film, playing Maria von Trapp. Learn about the historical and architectural landmarks of Salzburg as well as the Lake District while enjoying the highlights of the movie. Relax and listen to the Original Sound of Music soundtrack and of course feel free to sing Edelweis and much more.

Passau: Adventure Cruise on the Swarovski ship

7. Passau: Adventure Cruise on the Swarovski ship

Go on an adventure in Passau with this sightseeing cruise. Hop on at Passau and go on a round trip to Kasten and Obernzell and back. See sites like the Oberhaus Castle and the Monastery Maria Hilf from the comfort of the boat and listen to your guide tell you about the city's history and culture. Begin by meeting your guide in Passau’s old town. Jump on board, find a seat, and set sail. Be inspired by unique attractions on board, such as crystal water games, water theater, and other crystal and water attractions, all surrounded by one million Swarovski crystals installed in the ship. Enjoy an unforgettable view of Passau with its Italian flair and colorful buildings. See St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the confluence of the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Oberhaus Castle and the Monastery Maria Hilf. Your local guide will provide information about the city via loudspeakers.

Munich: Umadum Ferris Wheel Entry Ticket

8. Munich: Umadum Ferris Wheel Entry Ticket

Ascend over Munich with a ride on the Umadum Ferris wheel. Take a drink or snack (available for purchase) from the kiosk onto your gondola and relax on a calm rotation up and then down. Enjoy incredible views of the city and the surrounding landscape. Find yourself in the creative quarter of Werksviertel-Mitte where the Umadum Ferris wheel stands. Present your ticket and board your gondola. As you slowly rise above Munich, try and spot some of its landmarks. From the top, witness breathtaking panoramic views and see as far as the Alps. Prior to getting on, choose to purchase a drink (coffee, water, soft drinks, beer, wine, or sparkling wine), or a snack to take on and enjoy during your ride. The Umadum is one of Munich's tallest attractions due to its height of almost 260 feet. The name Umadum is Bavarian and means "all around," providing you with the classic Ferris wheel experience.

Munich: Bodyflying Wind Tunnel Experience

9. Munich: Bodyflying Wind Tunnel Experience

The moment you step through the door you will feel a warm hospitality and attentiveness of the flying team. To start your experience, attend a short briefing and instruction class to ensure you get the most out of your flight. After the briefing you will receive a flight suit, helmet, earplugs, and goggles, so you can gear up and get ready. Now it’s time to fly! Your instructor will lead you into the flight chamber and assist you while entering, flying, and exiting. Enjoy an instructor air show once you and your party have finished flying. After the flight, your crew will give you a diploma which confirms your first flight, and at the end of your tour, you will be given the option to purchase your photos and video footage to remember your flight.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

10. Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

Experience a fun and kid-friendly tour of Munich's old town. Using puzzles and clues from the numbered envelopes, make your way from sight to sight in the historic center moving at your own pace.  Beginning at Stachus, the large square in the center of Munich, you will have the chance to discover the famous Frauenkirche, considered to be the symbol of Munich, Marienplatz, where both the old (Altes Rathaus) and new town halls (Neues Rathaus) are located, and the Viktualienmarkt, a popular gourmet food market.  This self-fun scavenger tour allows you and your family to take your time puzzling your way through the city while still benefiting from extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital and learning about its landmarks in a fun, unconventional way.

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My family and I recently spent 14 days in Europe, visiting five different cities, and Munich, but more specifically, THIS TOUR, was the ultimate highlight. Our tour guide was Mario, and he had this tour down to a science! We were given plenty of time to eat and shop and take photos. Mario even took us to a special place along the route to get fantastic family photos with the castle in the background. We have some AMAZING memories of Bavaria, now, thanks to Mario and this perfect tour! Take it. You won't be sorry.

We had such a great time, Thomas was fantastic. He was informative, fun and showed us things that were gorgeous. We had the best time. I highly recommend, and will use this service again

Mario is a great, knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor. The tour itself was great, as were the extra stops. Highly recommended.

Mario was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable. We got to see a lot during our day but it was still relaxing

It was a beautiful day ! Mario, our guide, was awesome. Thank you again :)