It can take a lot to keep little ones entertained, but in Munich, you’ll have no trouble finding activities that will leave them with wonderful, lifelong memories. They’ll be fascinated by the collection of life-size cars at the BMW Museum, love creating their own little masterpieces and enjoy exploring the safari in the city’s massive zoo.
The Zoo (tierpark Hellabrunn): a local safari
An immense park, designed to show you animals of the world in their natural habitats, Hellabrunn offers an up-close-and-personal safari experience.
For kids: The huge playground with an adjoining restaurant at the zoo’s center, where children and parents can take a break.
Les Louves loves the little wagons you can rent to wheel children around the park (5€).
The bike path along the Isar River – which runs through the city – where Munich families also love to picnic.
Open daily, 9am-6pm
Metro: U3 Thalkirchen.
Prices: Adult: 14€ / Children from 4-14: 5€ / Family tickets: 17€ (for one adult, one child) or 30€ (for the whole family)
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The BMW Welt: finally, a museum that dads will love!
A symbol of local and global success, BMW is an honored institution in Munich. This museum tells the brand’s story (including sub-brands Mini and Rolls Royce), and is as playful as it is instructive for children of all ages.
For kids: Guided, family tours can be reserved on Saturdays and Sundays.
Les Louves loves to enjoy lunch on the terrace of the museum’s Bavarian Brewery…
Olympia Park & the Olympiaturm – a tower built for the 1972 Olympics – with breathtaking views and a revolving restaurant at the top.
Kinderkunsthaus: the arts & crafts workshop that takes children seriously
In a space that looks more like a contemporary art gallery than a children’s workshop – with white walls, Eames chairs and a fully-equipped Media Lab – an exceptional team of art enthusiasts are waiting with everything your kids could ever need to learn about painting, drawing, photography, videos and animation. Here, all generations are welcome (no reservation necessary) to have a good time and leave with a one-of-a-kind work of art.
Les Louves loves the staff’s professionalism and expertise in teaching us the traditional and modern techniques of ink, pastel or oil painting, design and animation.
The Just Pure spa is down the street, in case you need some me-time while the kids and their dad cultivate their artistic talents… The herbal and plant-based treatments at Just Pure are not only 100% organic, but also created based on the lunar cycle, which – according to the owner – ensures longer lasting and higher quality products.
Just Pure, Siegesstrasse 13, 80802 Munich.
Within walking distance of Englischer Garten.
Metro: Münchener Freiheit, U3 and U6 lines
Wednesday thru Friday: 2pm-6pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-6pm
For children from ages 2-14, accompanied by an adult
Price: Children: 5€ / Adults: 5€
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Translated by G.W.