fun things to do with kids in munich germany   Travel for Kids
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Founded in 1158, Munich is the capitol of Bavaria today. Munich with kids is a fun city, from seeing the crown jewels of Bavaria, to looking over the rooftops of the old city, visiting gold and white palaces, taking a boat around the English Garden, touring Germany's biggest technology museum, the Deutsches Museum, and enjoying the delights of Christmas markets.

Munich Photo Album
  Altstadt - Old City
    English Garden
    Isar River - Deutsches Museum
    Olympic Park
    Christmas markets - Winter activities
Greater Munich

Nymphenburg Palace

    Munich day trips - Neuschwanstein Castle
    Rent bikes – Munich is a great city to bike around. There's a lot of respect for the bicycles on city streets and wide, well marked bike lanes. Kids' bikes and bikes with child seats are available for rent in the Altstadt and near the English Garden.

City of clocks – Everwhere you turn in Munich, there's another golden clock, high up on church steeples, old towers, ancient city gates, and the clocks all the have the correct time. As you walk throughout the city, kids will have fun spotting clocks, and picking out their favorite ones.


Fun food


Head over to the Viktualienmarkt, a great open air market with sausages, pretzels, fresh fruits (including fresh fruit juices), cheeses, sandwiches, soup, everything you need for a picnic or quick lunch. Let everyone choose their own food, then grab a table and relax under the trees. The market opens early in the morning and closes in early evening.


Dallmayrs has all kinds of chocolates, sweets, cookies, pastries, and a café where can get hot chocolate and pastries.


In the Christmas season, kids will want to try platzchen (different butter cookies), lebkuchen (spice cookies), chocolate santas in all shapes and sizes, stollen (fruitcakes).




Bavaria has been home to skilled craftsmen for centuries, and you’ll find wonderful puppets, clocks, woodwork carvings. Pick up teddy bears dressed in traditional lederhosen (leather pants) or dirndls (traditional dress with silver buttons).

Tip: Munich has an excellent public transportation system (MVV), the U-Bahn (subway), S-Bahn (urban railway), trams and buses. You can get to outlying parts of the city in just minutes. Get the Tageskarte, a 24 hour ticket for unlimited rides on the U-Bahn, trams and S-Bahn within the city center. Click here for more information.
family hotels munich germany
Travel for Kids has lots of fun things to do with kids in Munich, but you'll need a fun place to stay.

Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels in Munich, all styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods that are comfortable for families, and near to places you'll want to explore:

    Munich family hotels
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A good way to get to know Munich is a hop on and hop off bus. Ride the loop around the city, getting off at different stops, the Olympic Park, Marienplatz, Nymphenburg Palace and more, valid for 1 or 2 days:
Munich Hop On Hop Off Bus
kids books munich germany
This is Munich kids books  
This is Munich
M. Sasek

Take a trip through Munich old and new,St. Peter's Church, the oldest church in Munich, walk 10 miles to look at everything in the Deutsches Museum, Oktoberfest, art museums, pretzels and sausages, ancient city gates, the English Garden, and more. Whimsical illustrations, fun facts, this is a classic. (Picture book)


The Sound of Munich
Suzanne Nelson

Siena Bernstein's is German, but spending spring semester in Munich is a new experience for her – trying to speak German, eating bratwurst in the Viktualienmarkt, checking out the Marienplatz, excursions to Neuschwanstein castle, and a cute boy named Stefan. (Chapter book)


The Sound of Munich childrens books
(More children's books on other Germany pages)