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Family holidays in Bavaria

Bavaria's towns, villages, mountains, lakes and rivers guarantee holiday fun for families of all kinds. Whether culture in the city, action in nature or in fun parks. We don't know the word boredom. So: Cycle! Run! Swim! Roar! Sing! Marvel! Eat! Have fun! ... on your family holidays in Bavaria.

Cities & Towns, Countryside , Rivers & Lakes: Tips for Families in Bavaria

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10 Charming Bavarian Mountain Villages

These villages in the Alps are easily accessible by train and bus and are ideal starting points for outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains

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Historic gondolas of the Kampenwand cable car in Chiemgau

7 Mountains for the Lazy

Up to the mountain heights and not shed a drop of sweat! Well, mountain railways in Bavaria make it possible. Seven attractive tips

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Tretbootfahren auf dem Grubsee bei Krün

15 x Splish Splash

Board, kayak or swimming trunks? Bavaria's lakes and rivers invite you to sport and fun. Before or after the summit. Here are 15 tips

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Familienwanderung in Bayern

7 Summits for Families

Mountain hikes that are ideal for families with children with lots to see and experience along the way. Extra: All tours with car-free arrival!

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Rodelbahn ab der Hündeleskopfhütte in Pfronten im Allgäu

14 x Tobogganing in Bavaria

Tobogganing in Bavaria brings variety to winter sports. It’s a lot of fun – whether sporty and ambitious or leisurely with the family.

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Wasserfälle der Wimbachklamm bei Ramsau

12 Gorges, ravines and ...

... caves offer exciting experiences and insights into stalactites, steep rocks, waterfalls . 12 exciting "geotopes" at a glance

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Zwei Fahrradfahrer vor Hopfenfeld

16 Cycle Routes

Bavarian holiday by bike? Good idea! Gently along the riverbank, over undulating hills or up and down mountains

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Blick auf Teil des Skywalks Allgäu mit Familie

12 x Fun and action for kids

Bavaria adds fun to your holidays. With forest rope parks, summer tobogganing or puppet theatre. 12 options for Fun & Action for kids in Bavaria

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Kinderland attractions: Fun guaranteed

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Der Eingang des

Knights, pirates and mermaids

A play paradise awaits you on more than 90,000 square metres, where children can experience exciting adventures with their PLAYMOBIL figures

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Das Eingangsportal des

Fans of the bricks take note!

The LEGOLAND®Park in Günzburg offers a unique mix of entertainment, fun and learning through play, all about the popular play bricks

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Die Maskottchen der

Käpt’n Blaubär, Maus & Co.

In the Ravensburger Spieleland theme park & holiday village, families discover eight themed worlds with over 70 attractions

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Südseefeeling im Wellenbad der Therme Erding

Splish splash!

The largest thermal spa in the world is a holiday paradise with 365 days of summer, 27 slides and a spectacular wave pool

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Olympiapark München aus der Vogelperspektive

Attraction of world renown

... with architecturally unique buildings, important sporting events, concerts and exhibitions, as well as a wide range of leisure activities

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Das Dinosaurier Museum Altmühltal in Denkendorf ist ein Hit für Kids

Giants of the prehistoric age

In the Dino Park you can find out what it was like when flying, land and sea dinosaurs populated the earth and why these giants became extinct

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Spiegelsee im

Good luck!

A fantastic adventure tour: deep inside the Berchtesgaden Salt Mountain, a hidden world is waiting to be explored

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Our latest holiday stories for families

Nördlingen: Blick vom Turm Daniel

Middle Ages, Miocene & Manga

City walls, alleys and town houses bring the Middle Ages back to life. But the history of the region goes back 15 million years more

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Die Mädchen posieren vor dem Adler

Full steam ahead for children

Nuremberg has plenty to offer for teenagers, too. And it’s not just a handful of adults saying that, but our 17-year-old reporter, Jonas

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Wunderschön: Eiskristalle an den Bäumen, auf der Winterwanderung in Reit im Winkl im Chiemgau

Flock ‘n‘ Roll

Our reporter took the premium winter hiking trail near Reit im Winkl from the “Hindeburghütte” to the "Hemmersuppenalm" under his boots.

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Die Beaobachtungsplattform Chieming lädt zum Birdwatching oder als Ausblickspunkt auf den Chiemsee ein

The Great Gabble

On Lake Chiemsee, birds live an excellent life. The observation stations offer great sightings, especially during the quiet winter time

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Regensburg: Die Steinerne Brücke überspannt die Donau mit einer Länge von 300 Metern mit Rundsteinbögen

It's in the mix

The Old Town is a prime example of medieval architecture. The Danube invites you to swim and a great museum is dedicated to Bavaria's history.

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Skurril anmutende Plastik auf dem Skulpturenweg zwischen Seeon, Seebruck und Truchtlaching

The cows are waiting

Chiemsee bike tour with kids? Yes! With a stay on one of the family farms of the Blauer Gockel, beautiful vacations are guaranteed

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Streetart auf einer Hausfassade beim Siemens Healthineers MedMuseum

The versatile one

Bavaria’s smallest city packs a few surprises with its many facets. Town of the Huguenots, beer, medical technology, comic. What a great destination!

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Bamberg: Die Welterbestadt Bamberg ist eine der größten erhaltenen Altstädte Europas

Art and a lot of romance

Bamberg offers modern art of international caliber, good beer, a concentrated load of romance in Little Venice, as well as organic ginger and licorice

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Tips for families from our Bavaria insiders

Kristin Biebl: Rangerin im Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald

The Ranger of the Bavarian Forest National Park

Ranger Kristin Biebl guides her guests through the Bavarian Forest National Park and brings man and nature closer together again

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Klaus Marschall: Sein Großvater gründete 1948 die

Augsburger Puppet Show

For almost 70 years the Augsburger Puppet Show has been delighting young and old from all over the world with its marionettes

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Wild-Berghof Buchet: Die

Tiny-House provider Thomas Gstettenbauer

How about spending the night in a cool, mobile “Tiny House” deep in the Bavarian Forest amongst the deer?

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Thomas Breckle: Einmal wöchentlich wird jeder Käse geschmiert

The cheese affineur

Allgäu’s Thomas Breckle is Germany’s only hard cheese affineur. He is always on the search for the best cheese in the region

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Einige alte Bamberger Gemüsesorten aus dem Familienbesitz der Gärtnerei Niedermaier

Gardener Sebastian Niedermaier

Sebastian Niedermaier runs an organic market garden not far from Bamberg’s pedestrian zone. We found him amongst his garlic, ginger and turmeric

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Um wilde Tiere zu vertreiben wurden den Kühen Glocken umgehängt und die Hirten schnalzen mit Geißeln

Ring those bells!

Hanse Wenzl lives in the Bavarian Forest. When he celebrates "Wolfauslassen", it's infernal with XXL bells and whip crackers

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Berufsjäger Roland mit seinem Hund

Hunter Roland Schörkhuber

When Roland Schörkhuber feeds his herd of deer near lake Bannwaldsee, spectators can watch over 150 free-range animals - with no need for binoculars

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Silvia Beyer: Bei Pfronten betreibt sie die erste vegetarische Berghütte in den Alpen

Mountain hut owner Silvia Beyer

Instead of Schnitzel and cold meats, the menu of the Hündeleskopfhütte offers vegan cheese spätzle and zucchini lasagne

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Maibaumsteigen Rottenstuben: Der Maibaum ist ein Symbol von Fruchtbarkeit und Kraft

Traditional climbing of the maypole

The traditional climbing of the maypole in the Upper Bavarian town of Rottenstuben is a mixture of competition and maypole acrobatics

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Das Klausentreiben ist etwa 1.000 Jahre alt und geht auf alte keltische Bräuche zurück

A riot with tradition

The Allgäu shows its spooky side in December. With horns and rods, "Klausen" drive away evil spirits. With him is Matthias Hecht

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