Family vacation in Bavaria - These things are fun for kids and parents alike

  • 09 Jul 2019
  • Isabelle Keck

Bridges over rushing streams, cows and waterfalls are great for little explorers. And if the effort will be rewarded  with a delicious Germknödel in a mountain hut, the persuasion is done quickly.

On the page you will find a great selection of mountain tours, which you can do well with children

Over 25 million guests visit Bavaria every year, and many of them spend the night in farms surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery. Holiday on the farm is the perfect children's hotel, because the little ones can let off steam undisturbed. If you want to spend relaxing holidays with your children , visit And on possible language barriers on the ground provides the comedian Harry G here the right preparation:

Bavaria offers a variety of excursion destinations, which can be well integrated with children in one day. The Munich Planetarium in the Deutsches Museum offers demonstrations, that will let children be amazed. For example, a projection of the starry sky over Munich.

Guided tours especially for children in the Munich City Museum

The Munich City Museum presents the permanent exhibition "Typical Munich!", which undertakes the first attempt to put the history of Munich, but also the essence of the city and its inhabitants, in display cases, on pedestals and to hang on the wall. A particularly loyal audience have the events, that take place in the Music Collection. The Orff showcase also includes an instrument, that is regarded as the forerunner of today's xylophones and is today produced by our company STUDIO 49 Musikinstrumentenbau as part of the Orff Schulwerk for the whole world.

Carl Orff, composer of the world's most performed classical music piece Carmina Burana, who is inextricably linked to the history of our house, described how he got in 1928 from friends - according to linguistic usage - "Kaffirs-piano", which had brought a sailor from Cameroon , It was a kind of xylophone, made of a small rectangular wooden box marked "10 000 wooden pencils," with ten strings attached to its open side. The instrument was played with a mallet and had, according to Orff, a surprisingly good sound. This was a model instrument found for his own work.


Guided tours through the collection of music especially for children can be booked through the booking office of the Munich City Museum (

Puppet show / showmanship, which dates back to the beginnings of the circus world. Guided tours through the exhibitions of the Munich City Museum, especially for children, can be booked here.

Guided tours of the permanent exhibition "Typically Munich!" and the puppet show / showmanship collection especially for children can be booked through the museum education center (

Mine track and elephant drum

Perfect in any weather is the salt mine in Berchtesgaden, where you can spend an exciting day together as a family. Highlights for children are the ride on the mine train and the 40-meter-long wooden slides as well as the sparkling salt lake.

In the Munich zoo Hellabrunn even the little ones are in good hands. The miniature goats in the petting zoo are waiting for children to cuddle. And with the elephants, an unusual custom-made product from STUDIO 49 is used. The so-called "elephant drum" simulates the extremely good transmission of vibrations to the elephant's foot and thus makes children understand, why elephants can detect dangers already approaching very early.


Further tips for day trips with children in Bavaria can be found here.

Photo main image: Fotolia 164325606 - young girl looking out at fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, © hollydc