Outdoors is best: in one of Germany's most beautiful zoos, at the sensory experience centre, on the high ropes course, at the PLAYMOBIL Funpark, in exciting playgrounds or on a skating track. And even culture in Nuremberg comes in child-friendly packages. From the Children's Museum and the Toy Museum to the School Museum and the Germanic National Museum, getting involved and touching the exhibits are positively encouraged in many places. At the Deutsche Bahn Museum, little train drivers are in their element, and the Museum for Communication teaches children how to relate to each other in a playful way. Children and young people who would like to find out more about the history of Nuremberg can take advantage of lively and entertaining guided tours. Even adults might be interested in finding out how Albrecht Dürer was able to draw a rhinoceros without ever having seen one? Nuremberg's children's map is the perfect companion for our younger visitors as they explore the city.
Few other cities can boast such a varied range of children's theatres, culminating in the Panoptikum festival which specialises in offerings for kids and is held every two years. The 'Nürnberg spielt' (Nuremberg at play) event sees children's facilities across the city open their doors and stage special events where kids can explore, join in and have fun.
As the festive season approaches, the Children's Christmas on Hans Sachs Platz offers a little fairly-tale world – ideal for families with children. Located right next door to the main Christmas market, it comes complete with magnificent old-fashioned carousels and a whistling steam train, as well as stalls piled high with sweet treats and yuletide products. Young visitors also get the chance to have a go for themselves at the many lovingly decorated interactive stalls, where they can try out baking and various crafts to their hearts' content. A real Christmas event for the entire family. And there are even some 'heavenly' visitors, as the Christmas Angel invites all children to a free ride on the steam carousel at 2.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.