Munich is a family-friendly city in which young and old visitors can spend an enjoyable break. The city’s numerous playgrounds and large zoo are enough to keep everyone happy. Even if it rains, there’s plenty of attractions for families with children. City tours can also help you to discover Munich.
Activities in Munich
Activities with children
Playgrounds in Munich
Whether it’s an adventure playground, a water park or an indoor play area you’re after, there are many places to let off steam across Munich. The city’s parks feature various playgrounds your kids are sure to love. There’s a variety of exciting equipment for little ones to climb on, slide down and see-saw or teeter on. A paradise for little ones – and for big kids, too!
Munich Zoo Hellabrunn
Covering 40 hectares, Munich Zoo is home to over 700 different species from every corner of the world. Munich Zoo Hellabrunn is the perfect place for kids to marvel at their favourite animals at close quarters. Guided tours and animal shows bring the animal world to life. Plus, with its collection of old trees, the zoo’s surroundings are simply beautiful.
At the Children’s Museum, visitors are actively encouraged to touch the exhibits! With changing areas of focus, the Munich Kindermuseum engages kids and gets them involved in interactive exhibitions with a whole host of exciting topics. This means the junior members of your family can learn about the world in a playful way and connect with others of their age.
Munich’s Theater für Kinder brings beloved stories and popular fairy tales to life. From classic theatrical performances through to operas and musicals, the theatre puts on a different show each day – plus an additional matinée performance during school holidays. A wonderful experience for the whole family with children 4 years and over.
Have you ever seen 20 sharks in a single tank before? Munich’s aquarium is located within Olympiapark and features marine creatures to fascinate visitors both young and old. Meet fish species native to different waters, from the Isar river to tropical oceans. The live feeding shows are particularly exciting.
Just to the south of Munich is one of Europe’s largest film studios: Bavaria Filmstadt. You and your children can visit to find out more about how films are made as you peek behind the scenes of well-known movies. What’s more, the 4D cinema is like nothing else – with special effects during films giving audiences a new, unique experience.
Bus tours around Munich
A tour around Munich is the best way to see the city’s most famous landmarks in next to no time. Various providers offer double-decker bus tours which allow you to hop on and off to take a closer at look at individual attractions. If you’re only in Munich for a few days, a bus tour is a must to catch a glimpse of the city’s best bits.
If the weather’s good, a bicycle tour is a fantastic way to get out and about and see the city: fresh air, good exercise and the chance to see Munich up close. Various cycle paths run through the city centre and let you see the sights, while longer routes take in the natural beauty of the city’s green spaces. Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented for reasonable prices from various locations.
Looking for a slower-paced tour? If so, a walking tour of Munich is probably your best bet. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who knows every nook and cranny of this city. Of course, you can also plan your own route and explore Munich under your own steam. This means you’ll have plenty of time to take in the sights and attractions that interest you most.