I'm looking for your best recs of things to do/experience in Munich, Bavaria and Berlin when traveling with young kids. We will be Germany for Oktoberfest and then visiting the castles in Bavaria, then spending a couple days in Berlin for the history!
Even better if you can provide recommendations of places to find great vegetarian food!
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We also plan to go to Oktoberfest this year!!! We have a friend in Munich that will be taking us to a few castles. We plan on doing a hop on/hop off tour there! Here's a link to one we are looking into -- www.getyourguide.com/munich-l26/munich-hop-onhop-off-sightseeing-tour-24h48h-ticket-t31921/
I offer the culinary bike tour to the eco village which is fun for kids www.thegermanfoodtour.de and I offer the floating spa www.saunafloss.info near Berlin which is great fun!
Do you have a seat in the back that kids can sit in if the adults are pedaling? My kids are 2 and 4 and don't yet know how to bike.
Berlin Food Stories always has great recommendations for good restaurants and you can filter for vegetarian ones as well: tmsv.co/berlinfoodstories
Brandenburg Gate is impressive and you could go into nearby Tiergarten so the kids can run around after. Our kids love the Naturkundemuseum (good for all ages), the Technikmuseum (school aged and up) and the Tierpark (the zoo in the East).
Have a great time!
Hi Amritha, I am working for the city of Munich (tourist office) and I just want to jump in to give you a few last-minute ideas for your trip to Munich:- the Oktoberfest is a huge fairground, one half of it the "beer street", the other one is the "roundabout street", where you might find more joy with kids. However all beer tents have outdoor premises which are suitable to go with kids. Find some info especially for families at www.oktoberfest.de/en/information/children-and-family- In the south of the festival area there is a place called "Oide Wiesn", which is definitely the best place to go with kids: laid back, very traditional (www.oktoberfest.de/en/beer-tents/the-oide-wiesn) - it would be a pity if you would only see the Oktoberfest when in Munich, so maybe you also check our ideas for families with kids (www.munich.travel/en/topics/things-to-do/the-most-popular-sights-and-excursions-with-children)- last but not least: if you need any further assistance, please contact our media team email@example.com (we do not support trips during Oktoberfest, but we definitely assist and give helpful contacts!)Have a nice time in Germany...
This is great! Thank you SO much. I was able to book a table at the Hofbrau tent during the day, just to experience the Oktoberfest activities. Have booked a private tour of neuschwanstein castle from fussen and some walking tours. Your recommendations are excellent, and I will be sure to check them out and report back!
If your kids enjoy the outdoors I'd recommend going to the German Alps. When I did a study abroad there for a summer we stayed in a cabin in the Alps for about 1 week. It was gorgeous there. It also was great proximity to Neuschwanstein Castle which is the main inspiration behind the design of the castle at Disneyland which that fact would probably make it the most interesting castle to kids. Another fun thing to do is catch a Rhine river cruise. You can stop in Cologne to see the most beautiful church in Germany in my opinion, Kölner Dom, as well as see many wineries and castles along the river.
Thanks for your response! We just got back from our trip and i 100% agree that the mountainside was our favorite part. We visited Munich, Fussen and Berlin, and the mountain town of Fussen was our favorite! We did end up going to Neuschwantstein Castle of course, but i felt it was so crowded and touristy-- they did not allow enough time to actually hear the whole history behind the place Luckily I had listened to several pocasts about Ludwig II prior to visiting.