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Family-friendly days out in Germany

Germany is a huge country with beautiful cities, forests, fairytale castles and plenty of festivals and fairs throughout the year, making this a great destination for families.

Berlin is an uber-cool city these days with a a plentiful supply of museums that give fascinating insights into what life was like under different regimes. The Berlin Story Bunker is an authentic WW2 bunker and gives an insight into Hitler’s last days, while the Spy Museum has all things gadgetry to fascinate kids. Visit the Brandenburg Gate and the German Bundestag and if you’re getting tired, head to the Modellpark Berlin-Brandenburg, where you can see the city in miniature. Sansoucci Palace in Potsdam is far removed from the austerity of East Berlin pre 1989 and shows you how Frederick the Great spent his summer days in the lap of luxury.

Germany does theme parks very well; Westernstadt El Dorado is just under two hours from Berlin and gives you a taste of the Wild West. Tolk-Schau just outside Schleswig on the Baltic Sea is great for families with younger kids and Heide Park Resort is one of the largest in Germany with enough rides to suit everyone.
Ibbenbüren summer toboggan park and fairytale forest, in the Teutoberg Forest is a magical day out where seeing is believing, with fairytale characters coming to life in gorgeous surroundings.

There’s a plentiful supply of castles in Germany, which can’t fail to impress. Neuschwanstein Castle was the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty but many others are just as spectacular, including Hohenzollern Castle, Burg Elz, Heidelberg, Schwerin and Wartburg, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Germany.

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