This awaits you in three minutes reading time on this page. First you will get some ideas about what we have done with children in Bavaria. Maybe you already have one or the other picture in your head after that, as you like to do it during your family holiday. Below the article you will find the links to our experience reports on how we visited the individual family holiday destinations in addition to my tips.
What to do with children on holiday in Bavaria?
This is what Bavaria with children has to offerWhat makes Bavaria so special when it comes to family holidays? Few regions in Germany can offer such a great variety as the holiday destination Bavaria: When on holiday on a farm, look over the shoulder of the farmer in the Bavarian forest, scramble in the climbing garden of Garmisch Partenkirchen or visit the high ropes course in Oberaudorf, hike with your parents to the summit cross in the Allgäu, shake hands with giant figures in the amusement park or walk down a very large mountain made only of sand in the Upper Palatinate until your feet burn. Here even world championships in sand skiing and sand boarding take place!
Not to forget the Bavarian lakes for swimming: From Chiemsee, Starnberger See, Ammersee, Staffelsee to Bodensee. Recently we were also at the longest castle in the world – not in Nuremberg, but in Burghausen. Family holidays in Bavaria are varied and exciting. We were on the road ourselves and experienced many adventures. In former times I thought that high ropes courses are only for professionals, but I was taught better – practically everyone can go to a high ropes course, take a look at our short film from the high ropes course in Garmisch Partenkirchen:
Citytrip to Allgäu with children
Royal castles and feet with children far beyond the Allgäu are the castles of King Ludwig II known. Many guests even come to Neuschwanstein Castle from China. Hohenschwangau Castle is not quite as crowded. We were there and also visited the old town of Füssen – there is a great riddle rallye for children, we were in the forest adventure centre with tree top trail and hike at the Alatsee.
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Family holiday Tölzer Land
Bad Tölz, Benediktbeuern, Kochelsee, Walchensee, Sylvensteinsee, Jachenau The Tölzer Land is huge and goes far beyond the famous town of Bad Tölz. We have been to the area several times and have done all sorts of things with the children between Walchensee, Kochelsee and Bad Tölz. Cycling on the Isar or through the beautiful moor in Benediktbeuern, hiking on the Jochberg with lake view, excursion to the Walchensee power plant, summer tobogganing on the Blomberg.
I can’t tell you everything here, the experiences were so varied. You can read them all here and let yourself be inspired for your holiday with the children. We thought it was so nice that we will go there again and write about it.
In the Upper Palatinate vacation with children in Bavaria
Quiet and cheap holidays with children in the Oberpfalz As quiet and cosy as the inhabitants, the region north of Regensburg with the nature park Oberpfälzer Wald is. It goes into the Bavarian Forest. In the middle of the huge forest area, there are some things for children to discover: The largest sand mountain in Germany is located in the Upper Palatinate between Regensburg and Nuremberg. Monte Kaolino in Hirschau is a destination for recreational athletes who also enjoy skiing in summer. At the foot of the Sandberg mountain there is a great leisure pool, a summer toboggan run and a high ropes course for children. A few kilometres away you can admire around 50 old houses, up to 300 years old, in the open-air museum near Naaburg. Around Schwandorf with the Murner See and the Steinberger See there is a good offer for swimming. And if you are here, you should also make a trip to Regensburg with the children.
Family holiday between Chiemsee and Kampenwand
Family vacation at Lake Chiemsee in ChiemgauRuhpolding became famous through the organized trips by train. Even today you can still get to your family holiday in Chiemgau by train. Around Ruhpolding there are beautiful alpine hikes and a trip to the famous Chiemsee should not be missing. By boat you can cross the Chiemsee to the islands and take a guided tour through the famous castle Herrenchiemsee.
Family holidays in Munich and all around
Several times we spent a short holiday with children in Munich. We experienced beautiful days on the Isar in summer, the excursion destinations and sights in the family vacation are also great. At the front the Deutsches Museum and for children the Bully Museum and the Bavaria Filmstudios. With small children the city tour with the tram is worthwhile. Here are our tips for Munich with children.
Fun and action on a family holiday in PfaffenwinkelSouth of Munich, the little guests spend exciting days in Bavarian nature with their parents at the Kinderland farms in Pfaffenwinkel during the so-called Family Fun Week: On the farms they can stroke the animals, watch them being fed, play in the hay – and even milk the cows themselves. Then it’s on to the summer toboggan run, pony riding or the adventure pool.
Family vacation between Staffelsee and Murnauer MoosRound 80 kilometers south of Munich we visited Murnau for a vacation with children. We recommend the open-air museum Glentleiten as a destination for a family holiday. More than 60 historic farms, including mills and workshops, can be visited, for the children their own house with puzzle rally. On warm days, the Staffelsee is ideal for swimming or one of the moor lakes around Murnau. For a hike with children, Bohlenweg in the Murnauer Moos is our tip. There we also found a beautiful hike with a pram.
Family holiday in Allgäu with children
All inclusive luxury family holiday in OberjochIn Oberjoch, the highest municipality in Germany, one enjoys not only an excellent stimulating climate in the very south of Bavaria. Since the existence of the Kinderhotel Oberjoch, families with children have found everything a child’s heart desires here: an extensive children’s programme, many play options and, above all, a super-long water slide in the hotel pool. Thanks to the all-inclusive offer, we felt at home here with the whole family and enjoyed many great excursions into the mountains. Beautiful hikes let the time pass quickly. We loved the good food and drink in a pleasant ambience. With the guest card you can even use the lifts for free – more all-inclusive is not possible.
Bavarian Forest with children
The organic family hotel for the family vacation in the Bavarian WaldJa, also for this there is a great offer in Bavaria. Organic holidays with the whole family – at the Biohotel Ulrichshof between Kaitersberg and Hoher Bogen in the Bavarian Forest. During the day you can enjoy nature while hiking, cycling and horse riding. Organic food and drinks are available during meal times. In the surrounding area there are still glassworks in operation, where you can also watch the production. Further information for the family holiday BavariaAll details can be found below on this page with the links to the offers. Here you can find more information about interesting excursions with children in Bavaria. We have also had many other great experiences with children in Bavaria. They are all described here. Also detailed here are our recommendable hikes with children in Bavaria.