Things to do with Kids in Bavaria
Bavaria is Germany’s largest state, covers most of the country’s south east and shares borders with Austria and the Czech Republic. Whether you want wild outdoor fun on lakes and mountains, historic medieval towns and villages, thrilling cities or magical castles, Bavaria has it all.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. Schloss Neuschwanstein was the inspiration for Cinderella's castle and is sure to keep the little princesses in your family busy for a few hours!
Berchtesgaden National Park
This 210km² national park has the best hiking in Germany (easy trails and expeditions) and it’s also home to magnificent Lake Königssee.
Bavaria’s top theme park is less than an hour north of Nuremberg and home to terrifying roller-coasters, cute animals and lots more!
Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich
The world’s first geo-zoo was opened in 1911 and is now one of the biggest and wildest in Europe. Over 5000 animals are in permanent residence and the excellent breeding programme means plenty new babies, almost guaranteed.
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Germany’s biggest modern art museum is really four in one and contains the enormous State Graphic Collection works by Klee, Kandinsky and Picasso, the country’s Architecture Museum and an outstanding collection of classic modern design – early Macs to amaze the i-generation.
Bavarian Forest National Park
Sitting on the Czech border, this spectacularly untamed forest is an outdoor adventure holiday in itself. Or you could just visit for the day, ski, walk, climb and spot everything from lynx to otters.