Europa-Park, Phantasialand, Serengeti Park, Legoland, Heide Park, Dinosaur Park. Pick any of them for a mind-blowing family adventure with wild rides, water slides and flight simulators. In fairy-tale forests and haunted houses, you’ll get whisked off to a land of gnomes, princesses, puppets and pirates! Most parks have trains to help you get around. Make sure to ask for money-saving family tickets.
Located in Hamburg, it is the world’s largest miniature railway world. You’ll get transported into realistic miniature versions of Hamburg, the Harz Mountains, Austria, Switzerland, America, Scandinavia and the fictitious town of Knuffingen. The most interesting part is the computer-controlled airport with a fleet of 40 airplanes that actually land and take off! The more you explore this wonderland, the more fascinating it gets.
If nature is what you’re looking for, look no further! Head to the top of the highest mountain peak in Germany where you’ll be treated to an impressive 360° panoramic view. With the entire country at your feet, this is the ideal setting for a family selfie or some adrenalin-pumping sledding in the snow!
Step into this museum in Nuremberg and you’ll be transported back in time. There are over 85,000 old toys comprising of cars, trains, dolls and lots more from the World War II era.
Germans love to hang out in open-air fairs and markets. They have seasonal wine fairs, flea markets, farmers’ markets, medieval markets, and the most famous of them all, Christmas markets! Browse through the many happy Christmas markets with colourful booths lining the streets, selling traditional goodies and local food. Children can hop onto brightly lit merry-go-rounds while the adults beat the cold with glühwein!
There are ten Michelin three-star restaurants in Germany, making it the second-most decorated country in the world. When it comes to street food, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The omnipresent sausage—in all its 1,500 avatars—makes its presence felt in every city, town and village. Dig into delicious döner kebabs, schnitzel, sauerbraten, potato salad, sauerkraut, spätzle, pretzel, local specialties and Black Forest cake. It’s not for nothing that Germany is called the king of kuchen (cake)! Having coffee and cake is a much-loved German pastime. Make a quick fun trip to the Deutsches Currywurst Museum in Berlin. If you want to stick to Indian food, there are more than 1,600 Indian restaurants in the major cities. Berlin alone has over 300 vegetarian and 30 vegan restaurants!