Family vacation in bavaria with children – our tips for you!

Family vacation Bavaria

Family holidays in Bavaria are diverse!

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First you get some ideas on what we did with children in Bavaria. Maybe afterwards you already have one or the other picture in your head, like you might do on a family vacation. In addition to my tips, below the article you will find the links to our experience reports on how we visited the individual family holiday destinations. Of course, we also have tips for good family hotels, the best excursion destinations and hikes in Bavaria with children!

  • Waterfalls in Bavaria

  • Excursion destinations Bavaria

  • Cool huts

  • Eat Bavarian – like here at the fir hut

What to do on vacation with children in Bavaria?

Bavaria offers this with children
What makes Bavaria special on family vacations? Few regions in Germany can offer such a great variety as the holiday destination Bavaria: look over the shoulder of the farmer in the Bavarian forest on a farm holiday, scramble in the climbing garden, hike with your parents in the Allgäu to the summit cross, huge in the amusement park Figures shake hands or run down a very large mountain of sand in the Upper Palatinate until your feet burn.

Not to forget the Bavarian lakes for swimming: from Lake Chiemsee, Lake Starnberg, Ammersee, Walchensee to Lake Constance. We were recently 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 had many adventures. I used to think that high ropes courses were only for professionals, but I was taught otherwise – practically everyone can go to a high ropes course, look here:

Family vacation in Bavaria: The high ropes course at the Tannenhütte in Garmisch Partenkirchen

-> our best high ropes course in Bavaria

Family vacation Bavaria: Tölzer Land

Bad Tölz, Benediktbeuern, Kochelsee, Walchensee, Sylvensteinsee, Jachenau …
The Tölzer Land is huge and extends far beyond the well-known town of Bad Tölz. We have been to the area several times now 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 a lake view, excursion to the Walchensee power station, summer tobogganing, hiking on the Walchensee …

The Glentleiten open-air museum is recommended as a destination for family vacations. Over 60 historic farms, including mills and handicraft workshops can be visited, for the children their own house with a puzzle rally.

I cannot tell you everything here, the experiences were so diverse. You can read them all here and get inspiration for your vacation with the children. We thought it was so nice that we will go there again and write about it again.

-> it was like that in the Tölzer Land with children

  • Family vacation Walchensee

  • Hiking with children in the Tölzer Land

Family vacation in Bavaria: hiking, cycling and watching rafting on the Isar

City trip to the Allgäu with children

Royal castles and feet with children
The castles of King Ludwig II are known far beyond the Allgäu. Many guests even come to Neuschwanstein Castle in China. Hohenschwangau Castle is not quite as crowded. We were there and also visited the old town of Füssen – there is a great puzzle rally for children, we were hiking on the Alatsee. We were also surprised by the many lakes around Füssen! You can discover a lot here – with and without royal castles.

-> These are our recommendations for feet with children

Family vacation Bavaria: Upper Palatinate with children

Quiet and affordable vacation days with children in the Upper Palatinate
The area north of Regensburg with the Upper Palatinate Forest Nature Park is as quiet and cozy as the residents. He goes into the Bavarian Forest. There are a few children to discover in the middle of the huge forest area: Germany’s largest sand mountain is in the Upper Palatinate between Regensburg and Nuremberg. Monte Kaolino in Hirschau is the destination for recreational athletes who like to ski even in summer.

At the foot of the Sandberg there is a great leisure pool, a summer toboggan run and a high ropes course for children. A few kilometers away you can admire around 50 old houses that are up to 300 years old in the open-air museum near Naaburg. For swimming there is a good offer around Schwandorf with Lake Murner and Steinberger See. And if you are here, you should also visit the historic old town of Regensburg.

Family vacation Bavaria between Chiemsee and Kampenwand

Family vacation at Lake Chiemsee in Chiemgau
Ruhpolding became known for its organized trips by rail. Even today you can still take a family holiday in Chiemgau by train. There are beautiful alpine hikes around Ruhpolding and a trip to the famous Chiemsee should not be missed. With the ship you can translate over the Chiemsee to the islands and e.g. take a tour of the famous Herrenchiemsee Palace. One of our favorite family hotels in Bavaria is located in the Chiemgau and the mountains in the Berchtesgadener Land. It is a family hotel with a pool and whirlpool on the roof with a view of the mountains. Look here:

-> the Edelweiss Berchtesgaden

Family vacation Bavaria: In Munich and all around

In Munich with children
We spent a short vacation with children in Munich several times. We experienced beautiful days on the Isar in summer, the excursion destinations and sights on family vacations are also great. The Deutsches Museum in front and the Bully Museum and the Bavaria Filmstudios for children. With small children, the city tour by tram is worthwhile.

-> Here are our tips for Munich with children

Family vacation Bavaria in the Munich area

At the Kinderland farms south of Munich, the little guests spend exciting days in Bavarian nature with their parents during the so-called family fun week: on the farms they can pet the animals, watch them feed, play in the hay – and even themselves milk the cows. Then it’s off to the summer toboggan run, pony rides or the adventure pool. We really liked the summer toboggan run on the Kolbensattel and upstairs there is also the Kolbensattel hut to stop at:

-> Kolbensattel summer toboggan run

  • The Kolbensattel summer toboggan run

  • Kolbensattelhütte playground

Family vacation Bavaria: In Allgäu with children

All inclusive luxury family vacation in Oberjoch
In the highest community in Germany, in Oberjoch, you can not only enjoy an excellent climate in the south of Bavaria. Since the Children’s Hotel Oberjoch was founded, families with children have found everything a child’s heart desires: an extensive children’s program, lots of play options and, above all, a super-long water slide in the hotel bathroom. Thanks to the all-inclusive offer, we felt at home here with the whole family and enjoyed many great trips into the mountains. Beautiful walks let time pass quickly. We loved the good food and drink in a pleasant atmosphere. With the guest card, you can even use the lifts for free – you can’t get more all-inclusive.

Bavarian forest with children

Family vacation in the Bavarian Forest
A little out of the world and right in the middle of the Bavarian Forest: these are the glassworks. In the past they were economically more relevant, today they are still partly in operation and there are show workshops. In nature you will find hikes and bike tours.

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