Munich's Best Family-Friendly Experiences

Explore the fairy-tale land of Bavaria from its capital, Munich
Explore the fairy-tale land of Bavaria from its capital, Munich | © Noppasin Wongchum / Alamy Stock Photo
When on a family holiday to Munich, it’s important to find an activity that everyone can enjoy; that’s why Culture Trip has put together this guide of incredible tours and experiences that will thrill everyone from teenagers to grandparents.

Munich may be famous for its Oktoberfest celebrations, but if you’re travelling with kids or family members there’s lots of incredible experiences outside of the beer tents. From marvelling at fairytale-style castles just outside the city, exploring the best of the sights by Segway or learning how to make classic Bavarian cuisine in an idyllic farmhouse, these are the most exciting activities that all ages can enjoy on your family holiday to Munich.

AdmissionNeuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich
From $66 per person
10 hours 30 minutes
4.4 (10)
King Ludwig II built two of his dream castles, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, hidden away in the Bavarian mountains. This trip from Munich shows you both of these extraordinary castles, the legacy of Bavaria’s fairy-tale king. Capture the grandeur of these castles and the picturesque mountain scenery of Bavaria in one magical day. – Skip-the-line service –
AdmissionMunich Christmas Markets Tour
From $21 per person
2 hours
4.6 (10)
Get swept up in the festive atmosphere of the Christmas markets in Munich, Germany, on this family-friendly tour. Your guide will explain the history and displays at various Christmas markets around Munich's Old Town including Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz, the Christmas village at the Munich Residenz and the Medieval Market near Odeonsplatz. Admire beautiful Nativity scenes, shop for hand-crafted gifts, and savor hot mulled wine (Glühwein) as you discover the best of the more than 20 Christmas markets in Munich.
AdmissionBerchtesgaden Town and Mountains and the Eagle's Nest from Munich
From $60 per person
10 hours
4.866667 (9)
The impressive mountain scenery and the beautiful landscape of the Berchtesgadener Land will definitely fascinate you. Our tour will offer you the opportunity to pay a visit at the NS Documentation Center on Obersalzberg. A special bus and lift then take you up to the Kehlsteinhaus at an altitude of 1,834m, where you will be rewarded with spectacular views.Our guide will give a comprehensive summary of the historical events and answer any questions. Afterwards, we will have a short stop in the town of Berchtesgaden.The return journey via the German alpine road shows you the impressive valleys of Bavaria.In the event of bad weather conditions (snow, ice, fog) which make a trip up to the Kehlsteinhaus impossible, we offer the visit of the Berchtesgaden salt mines as an alternative.

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AdmissionAllianz Arena Guided Visit and Munich City Panoramic Tour
From $34 per person
4 hours
4.1 (10)
Are you a fan of FC Bayern Munich? After a city tour of Munich, we will visit the FC Bayern grounds and experience the Allianz Arena, constructed for the 2006 Soccer World Cup and home ground for FC Bayern Munich, followed by a stop at the Fan Club Shop.
ClassBavarian Schnitzel Cooking Class in Oberaudorf Farmhouse
From $159 per person
4 to 6 hours
5 (1)
Join me at my home in Oberaudorf for a Bavarian family-style dinner and learn how to make Schnitzel, potato salad ‘Boarisch’ style & schmarn! I put the Schnitzel hammer LITERALLY into your hands and share with you my grandmother’s recipes straight from the farmstead!Sip some of our favorite Bavarian beers during the cooking course and enjoy a local schnapps to top off the meal. You join me each step of the way. We pick you up from the train station in Oberaudorf and then it’s straight into my kitchen with all the fixin’s and most importantly the schnitzel hammer!After cooking and enjoying our meal together, we say Servus and get you back to the station in time for your train, but not before you get your own Adventure Bavaria recipes to take back with you so you can make Schnitzel at home for all your family and friends.
AdmissionMunich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
From $22 per person
60 to 120 minutes
3.6 (10)
Explore Munich with a 24h or 48h ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop on and hop off at conveniently located stops around the city. Listen to the guide and learn interesting facts. Spend as much or as little time at places of interest before jumping aboard for the next stop - the choice is yours!