birds stand at a lake in front of the Nymphenburg Palace

10 Best Things To Do in Munich, Germany with Kids

Munich is the third-largest city in Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. The city is the capital of Bavaria located at the River Isar. Munich is well-known as an old-town in centuries with beautiful architecture, rich culture of Bavaria, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Therefore, you don’t need to worry to find places to enjoy your vacation with your family. There are many amazing things to do in Munich with kids that will be list out below.

1. Allianz Arena – FC Bayern Munich Football

a kids tour at Allianz Arena
From: https://allianz-arena.com/

Summon all the fans of football for this perfect opportunity to visit the Allianz Arena – the venue for the 2006 World Cup Championship. This is one of the exciting things to do in Munich with kids for the family trip. Besides that, if your kids are fans of the Bayern Munich football club, this should be a must-visit place for your family.

You will have a chance to step into the training grounds of FC Bayern. In order to enjoy the full wonderful trip, you should visit at the time on the days that there are no matches. This is an advantage for you to visit from the Allianz Arena to the FC Bayern Grounds, or shop at an FC Bayern Fan Club. Let bring as many as you want some souvenirs from these shops.

2. SEA LIFE Munich

a boy stands in front of a fish tank at SEA LIFE Munich
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Life under the sea is always attractive to everyone regardless of age. With many exotic animals from the sea, ocean, or many places located in Europe, Sea Life Munich Aquarium promise will give you the best experience. This place often listed in the things to do in Munich with kids voted by the parents.

There are over 3,000 species of marine creature stay in Sea Life Munich Aquarium. Most of these creatures come from different regions in Europe such as the Isar, the Danube, the Black Sea, and more. However, the special part of this aquarium is the shows.

They have many exciting shows like the Mission Shark – an interactive discovery area that giving everyone the knowledge about sharks and some risky that sharks regularly face. Plus, Turtle Fest also is an attractive show that most kids love to learn about them and their habitats.

3. Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace

Neuschwanstein Castle
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If your kids love Disney and their wonderful stories, you should bring them to attend the tour to the Neuschwanstein Castle. This is one of the best things to do in Munich with kids and everyone.

The Neuschwanstein Castle is an inspiration for Disney to create the fairy tale castles in his magical movies such as Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella. The castle was built by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner. Besides that, the castle was intended as a home for the king, until he died in 1886.

Not only Neuschwanstein but King Ludwig II of Bavaria also built a Linderhof Palace – like a Royal Castle and this is the only one which he lived to see completed. All these magnificent castles situated in the Bavarian Alps so that you can combine your visit to these two locations on the same day. The two castle looks amazing in different seasons, then, you can visit at any time of the year. Let start your journey with kids to immerse the fairy tales space with these castles.

4. New Town Hall

Marienplatz at Munich center
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In the northern part of Marienplatz is the New Town Hall that is hosts the city government including the city council. The special thing about this place is the Architectural design. If you are really interested in a neo-gothic design, you should visit insides the town hall.

Besides the complex of brick and shell limestone in an area 9159 m2 where the building covers 7115 m2, the numerous glass windows inside the building is really an artwork. Most of the windows were destroyed by the bombings during WWII, but they were restored. With the local, regional, national, international, and religious motifs adorn the building, it stills stands like an origin version after restored. Don’t forget to learn some stories about the details of design inside the building if your family joins in a tour to visit this place.

5. Marienplatz

New Town Hall at Munich Marienplatz
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Marienplatz becomes one of the best places to visit for those who traveling to Munich. This is a central square in the city center of Munich, Germany and one of the city’s main square. Besides the impressive area and space of Marienplatz, exploring the Gothic architecture of this massive center is the best thing to do in Munich with kids.

This is a worthwhile place to visit especially at the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration of Germany. However, if you can not bring your kids to join in on the Oktoberfest beer celebration. You can let them run around the Marienplatz while you take more photos of this main square.

6. Munich Residenz

Antiquarium of Munich Residenz
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Munich Residenz is considered the heart of Munich where is the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. In the present, this place is the largest city palace in Germany and one of the most visited places for most tourists. Visiting Munich Residenz becomes one of the best things to do in Munich with kids for almost the family trip. Besides the architecture of the building, some former royal collections inside are quite attractive to everyone. Whilst the design and room decorations will make you imagine the royal life in the past just for a moment.

However, most visitors would like to upgrade their visit by a concert in the Hercules Hall of Munich Residenz. Therefore, if you also love to enjoy the classic music inside the city palace like a Royal of Bavaria in the past, you should book a concert ticket for a perfect experience.

7. Hofbräuhaus and Feldherrnhalle

Feldherrnhalle Munich
Feldherrnhalle. From: https://en.wikipedia.org/

Let continuing your journey in Munich with a history explores when making a trip to visit Führerbau. This building becomes the must-visit place not only base on the design but also based on the history characteristic of it. In the Nazi times, this building is representative of Adolf Hitler. Also, this is a place where Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler signed the Munich Agreement in 1938. Therefore, visiting this place is the most thing to do in Munich with kids for those who love history.

Plus, don’t forget to pass by the famous location in WWII – Hofbräuhaus, a beer hall in Munich, Germany. In the present, this place has an extension of the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München brewery that welcomes over thousands of visitors yearly. Even though you are traveling with kids, you should try German beer at least once and it would be fine for one glass. If not, let take this chance to learn about the world’s most famous beer hall and the birthplace of the Nazi Party. It will be a great trip to rewind your memory with some history scenes.

8. St. Michael’s Church

Insides the St. Michael's Church
From: https://www.bavaria.by/

When you are traveling to Munich where is the gateway of the Bavaria region, you should visit the St. Michael’s Church at least once. This is a place always stay on the top of things to do in Munich with kids for those family trips with the love of God. St. Michael’s Church is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps.

The special thing about this church is the style of structure is quite specific with Southern German early Baroque architecture. Besides the most typical of the religion of the Bavaria region, St. Michael’s Church also a great architecture with so many unique designs since the 14th century. Whilst the facade is impressive with the standing statues of Duke Wilhelm, the church also attractive with the Burial places.

The crypt contains the tombs of some members of the Wittelsbach dynasty such as King Ludwig II of Bavaria. If you choose to visit St. Michael’s Church, don’t forget to visit them for a while to show your respect to them.

9. Bodyflying Wind Tunnel

Father and kid at Bodyflying Wind Tunnel in Munich
From: https://www.myguidemunich.com/

It’s time for relaxing and playing with your kids! Don’t just let your kids visit and learning during your traveling, just bring them to Bodyflying Wind Tunnel and enjoy it with them. Before you have kids, you may love to flying with skydiving or jump from the top with the strong wind outside. It will be fun when you can rewind your youth and enjoy it in a safe place with your little ones too.

Therein, your family also will have a short briefing before experience and receive a gear with a flight suit, helmet, earplugs, and goggles to start your fun ride. Let start your flying in 2 minutes and have fun with your kids!

10. VR Journey through Bavarian History

a woman wears VR glasses at VR Journey through Bavarian History
From: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/

This is another experience that is quite suitable for the whole family in Munich. The major of VR Journey is about Bavarian History and it will help you to learn history in a fun. Otherwise, don’t think this is a learning, just see as a game and enjoy with your kids. After that, you can use your knowledge to explain it again to your kids.

Therein, the VR will pass through all 7,000 years of Bavarian history from the most important historical stations of Bavarian to the development of this region today! The exciting thing about this experience is behind the scenes where you can see how they making TimeRide Munich. Don’t forget to explore this after your experience!

Munich is quite famous for its architecture and the culture from the Bavaria time. It has a lot of castle and museum that you can explore in a few days to finish all of that. However, to help your trip is more convenient, the list above mentions the popular destinations for a trip from 2-4 days. There are many things to do in Munich with kids during this time. Besides that, don’t forget to try some food and beer when you are in Munich. That should be a special part of your trip.