A land of medieval castles, adventure parks and beer festivals. Germany is the perfect destination to delight the whole family. Get a taste of European culture whilst keeping the kids happy with plenty to see and do. As the home of the world’s largest indoor water park and the most famous fairy-tale castle, Germany is a thrill for children and certainly has plenty to boast about. Follow these four tips to ensure your family holiday to Germany is a success.
Head To The Zoo
Host to over eight hundred zoos and wildlife parks, Germany is the perfect place for your kids to learn about wildlife. Zoo Berlin is particularly popular with families as it houses nearly twenty thousand species. There is certainly something for everyone here. Elephants, zebras, bears and seals are just a few of the many animals that can be seen at Zoo Berlin. Also popular with children is the Leipzig Zoo, home to the world’s largest ape enclosure. Wooden walkways enable you to pass through the habitat, seeing first-hand the interactions of these marvellous creatures, whilst Hamburg Zoo – Tierpark Hagenbeck is also popular.
Take The Kids To Oktoberfest
If you find yourself around the Munich area in October, this is the place to be. ‘Surely I can’t take children to a beer festival?’ Wrong! Oktoberfest is actually incredibly family-friendly. Whilst the festival is famous for beer, there is a lot more included in the celebrations. Dressing up is a big part of Oktoberfest, so get the kids some Lederhosen to join in the fun. It’s a great opportunity to introduce the kids to Bavarian culture and cuisine and they will delight in all the fairground rides on offer.
Bring Fairy Tales To Life
Germany is home to some of the world’s most beautiful castles. The ornate Gothic architecture creates an enchanting environment, bringing fairy tales to life within these historic structures. In fact, these very castles may just have been the inspiration for stories by Germany’s Brothers Grimm, such as Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel. Neuschwanstein is the most famous of Germany’s castle and provided a model for Disney’s Rapunzel castle. A trip here is sure to be magical for your little prince and princesses. Why not get them dressed up for a truly unforgettable day?
Seek Thrills And Adventure
Amusement parks are a fantastic way to spend a family day out. From toddlers to thrill seekers, most parks have a range of rides and attractions to cater for all. Cafes, restaurants and souvenir outlets are all onsite, allowing you more time to spend having fun with your loved ones. The most famous amusement park in the country is Europa Park which features rides within themed country areas as well as hosting theatre shows and a cinema. When heading to an amusement park we’d always recommend packing appropriately for the weather. A spare pair of shoes is always a good idea, particularly if you’re planning on going on the water rides.