10 Best Places to Visit with kids and family in Munich, Germany!
Munich stands third largest city in Germany and is the capital city of Bavaria. It is situated on the 69 River Isar and is the most populated city of Bavaria. It is famous for the art and architecture, culture, education housing many popular universities, museum and theatre and it attracts tourism. Munich is one of the important tourist spots in Germany and the lifestyle, cuisine, nightlife and popular interesting spots for kids attract people to include in their itinerary to visit Munich with family. I will brief you about 10 best places in Munich, Germany to include in your itinerary while you are in Munich. You and your kids will love those killing spots and it will be a memorable trip to cherish lifetime. You can avail the facility of a guided tour who can well guide you and they are well conversant in English language.
- Munich’s Glockenspiel
Marienplatz or Marian Square is the heart of Munich and Glockenspiel is housed in the New Town Hall of Munich. It is a famous tourist attraction and don’t miss this unusual show if you are at Munich. The Glockenspiel is a beautiful chiming clock of about 100 years old. It attracts the attention of the visitors and the kids go crazy watching the 32 life-sized figures re-enacting historical Bavarian events. The apt time to visit this place to watch and hear Glockenspiel ring is at 11:00 or noon. The golden bird chirps thrice to mark the end of the show. It is an interesting place to be in and get acquainted with the history of Bavarians. The view is magnificent and kids and adults are charmed by the show of Glockenspiel. The city’s historical buildings, churches and landmarks can be easily viewed from this place.
- English Garden
English Garden lies in the midst of Munich spread-eagled across a very large area and is one of the largest parks in Europe. It is even larger than the New York’s Central Park, stretching all the way from the city centre of Munich to north-eastern city precincts. Greenery sprawls all along making it a more attractive spot, far away from the bustling city. There are many amusements available for the children of all ages as well as for family outings such as enjoy paddle boat ride which is readily available on rent. The kids can play in the playground, feed the ducks and even watch the surfers surfing on the currents of river Eisbach. The sight to watch the surfers is quite tempting to watch them wipe out or ride out. Here the people sprawl out in sun for sunbathing virtually in nudity. Nudity is not offensive in Germany but avoid taking photo shoot of the sunbathers. The Chinese Tower is the signature landmark of the garden and the Greek Temple inside the precincts offers extravagant views of the city.
- German Museum
German Museum (Deutsches Museum)is an exclusive museum, located on an island in the river Isar andis the oldest and largest museum in the world. German museum has 1,000 kid-friendly activities dedicated to the curious kids. The museum exhibits around 28,000 objects from 50 fields of science and technology. Your kids will love to dwell in this place and will be enchanted by the “Kid’s Kingdom” wherein the young ones can sit behind the real fire engine or fly in the area and many more interesting activities. The best part of this museum is that the kids can touch and feel the artefacts in museum and can well explore. Don’t miss huge mine replica, it is a fun for all age groups. Book tickets online to avoid standing in long queues and wear comfortable shoes as you require covering a larger area by foot. You require a full day time to have a total view of the museum.
- Hellabrunn Zoo
Children love animals and love visiting zoo and Hellabrunn Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) is the ideal place for the kids and family outing. It was founded in 1911 as the first Geo-zoo across the world. There are huge number of animals and birds from all over the world and they are parked according to their regions. The focus is on to preserve them in their natural habitat so that they grow out with nature. The animals are well-fed and maintained. They are taught amazing skills to display by their keepers. You can have a view of petting zoo, camel and pony rides in summer and penguin march in winter, their shows will steal your heart. There aretwo playgroundswith beautiful landscapes, Adventure playground and Rhino playground. There are interesting restaurants, snacks bar and eateries to munch on the exclusive savouries of Munich and it will be a full day picnic with kids.
- BMW Museum
BMW Museum is located at BMW headquarters and the building is constructed in cylindrical shape, created to represent four cylinders of a car. It showcases the primitive aircraft engines, motorbikes and cars to the luxury cars of today. Don’t forget to read the history of BMW imprinted on the walls of the museum. The teens and tweens will find the museum interesting as the people of these age groups are more interested in mechanical and automobiles and it will be a perfect place for them. Even the grown up automobile enthusiasts will find this place amusing. You are free to take the photographs of the automobile displays. Curious kids will be filled with curiosity to know more about BMW history.
Viktualienmarkt is close to the Main Square and the whole area is decked up with colourful fruits and vegetables, seafood and meat, bread and pastries, honey, spices, flowers and fresh fruit juices. It has more than 140 booths and farm stands. The presentation of the items are exquisite and visitors are enthralled by the view. The kids can have a great time shopping their favourite groceries and savouries to feast. It is premier market and a bit pricey, still people flood the place as you can find all the things of groceries under one roof and is a treat to the eyes. They adorn the market with artistic skills to lure the customers. While kids are busy in feasting, you can relish beer in beer garden at Viktualienmarkt. Even the kids can feast on Bavarian specialties at beer garden.
- Bavaria Film Studios
If your kids enjoy movies, then Bavaria Filmstadt (Bavaria Film Studios) is the right place for them. It is a theme park set within one of the Europe’s largest and renowned film making centre. The visitors are allowed to venture behind the scenes and it is a fair chance to unveil the secrets of movie making and learning tricks of film production. The opportunity is provided to the visitors to make their own film using 4D techniques under the instruction of producer. The kids can enjoy a ride on dragon and adults can explore submarine. The tweens and teens will be charmed by the stunt shows and their interest in film making can upsurge during one hour tour of Bavaria Filmstadt.
- Munich Residence
The Munich residence is the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria.it is the largest city palace in Germany and is open for the visitors to have a glimpse of the arts and architecture, decorations and display of royal collections and treasury of crown jewels. The museum is divided into the Treasury, the Cuvillies-Theater and the Munich Court Garden, with a lovely onsite garden for kids. You and your kids will admire the displays at Munich Residence and the flora and foliage in garden is impressive. It will take more than two hours to take a view of the whole place and dwell in the history of the past.
Olympiapark is a huge park with beautiful lakes and magnificent views. The Olympics of 1972 was held here and it accrued the name Olympiapark after the event. It is great spot for tours and adventure and there is free public parks for the visitors. The kids will be fascinated by the sea life aquarium and even a great spot for music lovers.
- Peter’s Church
St. Peter’s Church is the oldest surviving church in Munich of the 11th century. The architecture speaks volumes about the history of church and the kids who are interested in history will adore this place. You will be impressed by the artistic designs and architecture on ceilings, walls and the golden statues introduces to the craftsmanship of those times. It is well-preservedand there is a massive graveyard surrounding the church. If you can spare time, ask the kids to read the inscriptions on tomb stones. You can peep into the history of historic bibles, chalices and photos of royal visits to the church.
There are many more spots to visit during your itinerary but if you visit these 10 best places of Munich with kids, it will be a memorable trip and the kids will heartily enjoy the trip of Munich.