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Travelling with children can be a wonderful experience, particularly when exploring a city as lively and varied as Munich. With its fascinating historical landmarks, interactive museums, and thrilling outdoor pursuits, Munich presents a wide array of attractions that are sure to captivate and engage your children throughout your trip. We have compiled a list of sights and activities in Munich’s city centre and outdoor excursions that are perfect for families exploring Munich with kids.

Activities for Kids in Munich’s City Centre

Marienplatz

Marienplatz

At the heart of the city lies Marienplatz, where families can witness the mesmerizing Glockenspiel, a famous clock tower spectacle that comes to life with moving figurines.

St. Peter’s Church (Alter Peter)

St. Peter's Church Munich

Challenge your little adventurers to climb the 306 steps to the top of St. Peter’s Church, where they will be rewarded with a panoramic view of Munich.

Town Hall Tower

Town Hall Tower Munich

Take a lift up the Town Hall Tower for a breathtaking view of the cityscape.

Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche

Explore the Munich Cathedral, Frauenkirche, and discover the fascinating legend of the Devil’s Step while admiring the stunning architecture.

Viktualienmarkt

Viktualienmarkt

Wander through Viktualienmarkt, a bustling market where children can sample regional snacks and explore fresh produce.

Odeonsplatz

Odeonsplatz

Visit Odeonsplatz which is one of the most beautiful squares in Munich. Let your little ones stroke the lion figures at the entrance to the Residenz for good luck.

Hofgarten

Hofgarten

A great park with various picnic benches, flowers and fountains too.

Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum

The Deutsches Museum is one of the world’s largest natural science museums. Children will love the Children’s Kingdom, experimental workshops, and engaging guided tours.

Museum Mensch und Natur

Discover the wonders of nature at the Museum Mensch und Natur, located near Schloss Nymphenburg. Programs are offered for children ages 5 to 13 years covering topics in different departments of the museum.

Children’s Museum at the main railway station

Engage your little ones in hands-on exhibitions and interactive experiences at the Children’s Museum, conveniently located at the main railway station.

FC Bayern Museum

For sports enthusiasts, combine a visit to the Allianz Arena and the FC Bayern Museum, where your children can immerse themselves in the world of football.

BMW Welt and BMW Museum

BMW Welt and BMW Museum

Fuel your children’s curiosity about cars, racing, and the future of mobility at the interactive BMW Welt and BMW Museum.

Pinakothek der Moderne

Ideal for art, design, and architecture enthusiasts, the Pinakothek der Moderne offers family tours and a creative children’s program to spur their artistic imagination.

Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

Discover ancient artifacts and enjoy guided tours specially designed for families.

Spielzeugmuseum (Toy Museum)

Toy Museum Munich

A historic toy collection housed in the Old Town Hall. Let your children appreciate the magic of toys from different eras.

Theatre for children

Treat your little ones to captivating performances at the Munich Marionette Theatre or the Munich Theatre for Children. Let their imaginations run wild as they experience the magic of live theatre.

Outdoor Activities for Kids in Munich

Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

Spend a day in the sprawling Englischer Garten (Munich’s largest park), where your family can enjoy beer gardens, playgrounds, lakes, and picturesque meadows. Don’t miss the Chinesischer Turm beer garden and the famous Eisbachwelle, where you can watch surfers ride the waves.

Hellabrunn Zoo

Hellabrunn  Zoo

From petting enclosures to playgrounds and the Hellabrunn Children’s Land, there’s plenty to keep your children entertained.

Munich Olympic Park

Munich Olympic Park

Explore the Munich Olympic Park and marvel at its unique architecture and green spaces. Visit the Olympiaturm for breathtaking views, stop by the BMW Welt, and don’t miss the Sea Life Munich Aquarium.

Excursions for Kids in Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle

Venture beyond Munich and take day trips to nearby destinations like Starnberger See, Schliersee, the AllgΓ€u Skyline Park, or the enchanting castles of King Ludwig II, such as Neuschwanstein. There is also the MΓ€rchenwald amusement park in the Isartal with various climbing opportunities, attractions and rides for children.

Sports & Activities for Kids in Munich

Cool off in family-friendly Munich pools, embark on climbing or bouldering adventures, or explore Munich by bike along dedicated cycling routes. Munich offers an array of sports and activities to keep everyone active and entertained.

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Munich is a city brimming with family-friendly sights and activities that will make your visit an unforgettable experience. Explore the city’s rich historical landmarks, immerse yourselves in engaging museums, and embrace the thrill of outdoor adventures and exciting excursions. Munich offers something special for every member of the family, whether you opt for the bustling city centre or to venture into the great outdoors. Your experience in Munich with kids will surely be a blast! Make sure to get the full family-friendly travel guide to Munich.

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