• Penguins at Zoo am Meer
    Penguins at Zoo am Meer ©BIS Bremerhaven Touristik
  • Farm holidays for families
    Farm holidays for families ©Tash (Jens König)
  • Family-friendly holidays in Baden-Württemberg
    Family-friendly holidays in Baden-Württemberg
  • Family exploring the coastal mudflats
    Family exploring the coastal mudflats ©Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (Jens König)
  • Christmas market for children in Lübeck
    Christmas market for children in Lübeck ©Lübeck und Travemünde Marketing GmbH (Jens König)
  • Children skiing in the Harz
    Children skiing in the Harz ©TourimusMarketing Niedersachsen
  • Kinderland Bavaria: fun on the farm – happy children on their holidays
    Kinderland Bavaria: fun on the farm – happy children on their holidays ©BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH
  • Father and son on the beach
    Father and son on the beach ©Tash (Jens König)
  • Family on Clemensberg hill near Winterberg
    Family on Clemensberg hill near Winterberg ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
  • Family-friendly holidays in Baden-Württemberg
    Family-friendly holidays in Baden-Württemberg
  • Ski lift on Mount Feldberg
    Ski lift on Mount Feldberg
  • Family walking through the Thuringian Forest
    Family walking through the Thuringian Forest ©Thüringer Tourismus GmbH
  • Children playing on the beach, Langeoog Island
    Children playing on the beach, Langeoog Island ©Topel Kommunikation GmbH (Dirk Topel)
  • Pegasus rollercoaster at Europa Park
    Pegasus rollercoaster at Europa Park
  • Playing in the straw
    Playing in the straw
  • Father and son enjoying a camping trip
    Father and son enjoying a camping trip ©Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V. (bopicture Björn Hänssler)
  • Girl finds an oyster in the mudflats
    Girl finds an oyster in the mudflats ©Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (Jens König)
  • Relaxing on the grass
    Relaxing on the grass ©Thomas Rodriguez
  • Family walking through a ravine in the Allgäu
    Family walking through a ravine in the Allgäu ©bopicture Björn Hänssler
  • Family taking a carriage ride near Bad Wörishofen
    Family taking a carriage ride near Bad Wörishofen ©Kurdirektion Bad Wörishofen

Holidays in Germany – the perfect choice for families

For spending a holiday together as a family, Germany is the ideal destination. Visitors of all ages will love going to theme parks, water parks, castles, museums and fun pools, getting close to nature in the national parks, and engaging in active pursuits such as cycling, swimming and walking.

Attractions that all ages can enjoy are a feature of family holidays in Germany. Particularly popular with young and old are the theme parks such as Europa-Park and Phantasialand with their white-knuckle rollercoasters and fairytale themed lands. For a playtime that's larger-than-life visit Playmobil-FunPark, Legoland® and Ravensburger SpiellandGo on a fascinating journey through the ages at medieval castles and fairytale palaces – from famous Schloss Neuschwanstein to the longest castle in Europe at Burghausen. Historical insights can also be gained at a multitude of museums. Interactive exhibitions, covering more modern subjects such as technology and art, educate and entertain in equal measure. Many are geared specifically to a younger audience.

Families can come face to face with all manner of exotic and indigenous animals at more than 800 zoos and wildlife parks in Germany. No ape enclosure anywhere is bigger than the one at Leipzig Zoo, while Berlin's zoo has the world's greatest number of species. Families can experience even more of the natural world at close quarters in Germany's nature reserves and national parks. Unique landscapes from the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea to the Bavarian Forest are ideal for families to discover together. Walking,Cycling and water sports come top of the list for family fun. The many excellent cycle routes, some of which cover long-distances, are great for holidays with the kids. Gentle gradients, flexible distances and fascinating sights and attractions on the wayside are what make the Ruhr Valley Cycle Route, the Mecklenburg Lakes Cycle Route and others like them so popular. Kids will also love the water-based activities – just part of the fantastic entertainment on offer along the North Sea and Baltic coasts and by Germany's multitude of lakes.Should the weather prove unsuitable for outdoor activities, any number of swimming pools offer a genuine alternative.

The wide choice of holiday activities is matched by a wide choice of accommodation. There's everything from holiday homes, farmstays and campsites to family hotels, baby-friendly hotels and youth hostels.

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