Today we’re going to show you our beautiful homeland and convince you about just why it’s totally worth it to plan a trip to Germany with the whole family. In the following we will show you exciting places to travel with kids!

Germany as a travel destinations is really, really child-friendly! You’ll find impressive historical buildings, colourful nature and castles which will remind you of a fairy tale… What’s more, the whole family can visit awesome theme parks and cultural highlights like interactive museums, which are made for every age, let’s be honest!

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The diversity of our regions – Places to travel with kids in Germany

Places to travel with kids - different destinations and landscapes in Germany
Historical cities, the sea side and mountains, covered with snow – Germany has so many different destinations to offer. Let’s have a look what to discover!

In the north, you’ll find sand beaches and beautiful Hanseatic cities, which are famous for their dreaminess. Historical cities and a bunch of museums are waiting in the west of the country. In central Germany you can discover beautiful nature. In the south meanwhile, the Alps are calling you to invite you on an active holiday.

We want to show you some of the most interesting places to travel with kids in Germany for every budget.

Activities for big and small

Places to travel with kids - Sport activities for every age
Especially winter sport activities are a thing like snowboarding or skiing. In summer the kids can try to surf or roller-skate.

Summer or winter, you and the family can get active the whole year round with a whole range of sport activities.

Water sports activities are up for grabs not just on the North or Baltic Sea coasts, but also at the countless seas and rivers on land. But it goes without saying that sailing and surfing on the open sea is something extra special. The seaside offers a sports activity of a completely different kind – walks along the mudflats (nicer than it sounds, really!), promises to change the game. This walk along the seabed floor is a super interesting activity – but take care. A walk along the mudflats should be undertaken under the guidance of trained personnel.

If your kids are already standing firmly on their own feet, it’s probably time to take a look through the huge choice of striking ski resorts. Of course, there’s also plenty of options for kids of all ages. And it doesn’t have to be just skiing! There’s also snowboarding, cross-country skiing and skating – for a gorgeously snowy vacation with the whole family.

What is a vacation trip without some really nice photos of the kiddies? To have all the skills needed check out this photography article about the perfect snapshot of your youngster and how to capture the child’s personality.

Places to travel with kids: Theme parks and fun

Places to travel with kids - Theme parks
Theme parks are fun for every age.

The biggest theme park and one of the TOP places to travel with kids in Germany is the Europa-Park Rust in Baden-Württemberg and by virtue of this, it most definitely deserves a place of the list of the most child-friendly holiday destinations. On a stretch of almost 1 million square meters, funfair rides and shows lie next to multiple hotels, camping spots and a cinema. The motto is basically holiday with the family.

Another of our much-loved child-friendly places to travel with kids includes: the Fantasy Island theme park in Bruehl just outside of Cologne. On a albeit relatively small space, there is still a ton of entertainment being offered. This is because many of the attractions are intertwined with each other, while all the attractions are regularly taken down to make space for new ones. Originally opened as a fairy tale park, its success soon made sure of a widening range of offers – to the point that mum and dad are also sorted out. A holiday for all of the family!Some other theme parks include Legoland Germany in the Bavarian city of Günzburg, which shapes itself thematically around beloved Lego characters and pieces. In the so-called Miniland, hundreds of miniature landscapes inspired by the whole region have been created. Also unmissable is the child-friendly holiday destination, the Heide Park Soltau in Lower Saxony with its roller-coasters, water attractions and shows.

City breaks with children

Places to travel with kids - City trips like Hamburg are versatile
A walk through a versatile city, for example Hamburg, can be really exciting for big and small.

Lots of cities are all about bringing history closer to its inheritors. Here’s just a small selection of them:

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  • Hamburg offers a rich history as an ex-Hansa city. Harbour tours have also proved very popular! For a holiday with the whole family, a trip to see one of the many musicals here goes down very well. Which is probably why the much-loved (by adults and kids alike) musical the Lion King – or “Der König der Löwen“ – is shown all year-round in its own permanent theatre.
  • Erfurt is an example of one of the biggest and best-preserved old cities of Germany. The whole family can immerse themselves in the town’s history and get an impression of its traditional architecture.
  • You can have a great experience in Aachen. Along with the home of Karl the Great, this town lying in the furthest western corner of Germany offers historical buildings bang in the centre. As well as this, it makes for a great base for making day trips into Holland and Belgium with the whole family.
  • From the countless attractions in Munich, the Deutsche Museum stands out in that it exhibits science and technology to kids of all ages up close and in a thoroughly interactive way. You can step the holiday up a bit by enjoying a hearty drink in a beer garden.
  • It’s definitely worth wandering through Bremen to visit the Weser Renaissance and Schnoor-Quarter with its quirky alleyways. Bremen, like Hamburg, was one of the Hansa cities. If you’re in Bremen, you absolutely must visit the Town Musicians of Bremen – but more on that later!
  • Dresden also holds the name of Elbflorenz because its beauty if reminiscent of the Tuscan capital. The picture-perfect image of the city has only been made more beautiful since the fall of the Berlin wall – and that’s on top of the Frauenkirche, Zwinger and Semperoper. Thanks to its art and culture treasures this is a very popular destination for the whole family.
  • Thanks to its desirable geographical location, Freiburg enjoys a ton of sun and an almost Mediterranean climate – and a pretty great child-friendly holiday as a result! The landscape is full of opportunities for day trips and the cycle path is a great reason for families to travel through the Breisgau region.
  • Everyone’s heard of the Christkindlmarkt market in Nuremburg in the days leading up to Christmas. But this city’s worth a visit at any time of the year with its romantic side-streets and its traditional Nuremburger rostbratwurst which is available and tasty all of the city.

Planning a city break can be a little bit tricky – but with these 10 tips for your city trip it’s pretty easy and relaxing! So a tour guide can be helpful, for example.

Child-friendly adventure trails and awesome museums

Places to travel with kids - Adventure trails and museums
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Every kid has heard some the Brothers Grimm fairy tales – even if they don’t know it. Driving along German Fairytale Road, which stretches 600 kilometres from Hanau in central Germany to Bremen in the north, is a must-do for the whole family when on holiday in Germany. Along the way, there are loads of places to get out and discover the Brothers Grimm attractions – from where they lived and worked to the real-life scenes of their fairy tales. It’s one of the Must-See places to travel with kids! To name just a few:

  • Bremen: The Bremen Town Musicians
  • Hameln: The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Every year in March, the Mystica Hamelon organizes medieval folklore with stalls, taverns, music, fire shows and pirates, elves and trolls in folk costumes.

Museums, seriously? That’s right, museums aren’t always boring for the little ones! Here are some of the best museums and exhibitions, where a visit is absolutely worthwhile – especially for the kids.

  • The Deutsches Museum in Munich is the largest technical museum in the world. Here, you get to experience science close up. There’s even a larger than life, walk-in body cell as well as daily demonstrations on various topics.
  • Anyone who wants to learn something about evolution – or rather, the history of mankind – is in very good hands in the Düsseldorf Aquazoo. All ages are taken care of here.
  • The Neanderthal Museum, located almost exactly in the spot where the first Neanderthal man was found in the 19th century, is also right next to Dusseldorf.

Of course, not only Germany has a lot of places to travel with kids! There are so many beautiful and children-friendly destinations worldwide. Let’s have a look on our ranking of the best kid friendly vacation spots in the world.


Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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