In this guide, we’ve handpicked the very best of what makes this German region so special — both on and off the beaten path — so you can travel like an insider in Munich and Bavaria!
Celebrating the official reunification of Germany that took place in 1990 after the Berlin Wall came down a year earlier in November of 1989, German Unity Day is a national holiday that kicks off with gusto every October.
Spending the holidays in a big city means there’s plenty of entertainment on hand for the whole family, but it can be a challenge to strike the balance between sightseeing and family activities, while keeping everyone happy. Whether you’ve got teenagers to impress or youngsters to keep amused, here are some ideas for fun things to do in Frankfurt with kids.
Part historic port, part modern urban powerhouse, and with its famous Speicherstadt Warehouse District recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hamburg makes an enticing prospect for any discerning traveler, but the vibrant metropolis also makes a top choice for families. From discovering the city’s rich maritime history to celebrating at one of the many festivals, there are plenty of fun things to do in Hamburg with kids – here are a few ideas.
As a former host of the Winter Olympic Games and home to some of Bavaria’s most popular ski resorts, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is perhaps best known as a winter destination, but the alpine region is equally captivating during the summer months. This is Bavaria at its most photogenic, with sweeping mountain vistas capped by snowy peaks and charming villages characterized by colorful building murals and flower-fringed timber houses. Good weather and stunning scenery make summer the ideal time for exploring.
Formed more than 400 million years ago and discovered during limestone quarrying in the early 20thvcentury, the Atta Cave is among Germany’s most unique natural wonders — a cavernous dripstone cave tunneling beneath the ground for an incredible 6,670 meters. Visiting the Atta Cave from Frankfurt or Cologne makes a unique choice for a day trip, often combined with nearby sights like the 12th-century Greifenstein Castle and scenic Lake Bigge.