Indoor activities in Bavaria for families

These family-friendly indoor activities in Bavaria are ideal for when the weather is a bit unpredictable.

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Don't want to have your day off spoilt by rain and storm clouds? These family-friendly indoor activities in Bavaria are ideal for when the weather is a bit unpredictable.

Handschellen an Ketten vor einer steinernen Wand

The perforated prisons and rock passages in Nuremberg

Below the town hall, 15 prison cells show how prisoners fared in the 14th century. In the Middle Ages, the extensive underground tunnels were also used as a brewery for Nuremberg beer.
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History is tangible right below the Nuremberg old town. There's a spooky feel in the dungeons. Anyone who likes a scare can book an adventure tour in the historic rock passages.

Brauner geflochtener Korb in Detailansicht von unten

Learn to weave at the Lichtenfels Korbmarkt (basket market)

The little town situated on the Upper Main river is the wicker capital of Germany. If you would like to weave your own basket, you can learn from the local artisans.  
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Dexterity is required in Lichtenfels – anyone who takes part in a basket-weaving course can proudly take their work home with them at the end.

Unterschiedliches Holzspielzeug im gedimmten Licht auf einem Tisch

Sonneberg Toy Museum

In the town on the southern edge of the Thuringian Forest, children's eyes sparkle: there is much to marvel at in the Sonneberg Toy Museum.
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This was once home to the biggest toy production facility in the world. The Deutsche Spielzeugmuseum (German Toy Museum) is definitely worth a visit. And when the rain stops, you can walk in the footsteps of history with a guided tour of the town on the topic of toys.

Tropfsteine in der Maximiliansgrotte

Maximilian Grotto in the "Veldenstein" region

The largest stalactite in Germany. You certainly won't want for things to see in the Maximilian Grotto, which consists of an intricate network of caves and tunnels.
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Deep below earth's surface, you won't even notice the bad weather in the Maximiliansgrotte tourist cave east of Neuhaus an der Pegnitz. There's plenty to discover there. Children in particular (and creatively minded adults) will be able to see figures and shapes in the rock – from eagle's wings to organ pipes.

Greenscreen, Filmkamera und Schauspieler

The Bavaria Filmstadt in Grünwald

An exciting place for all ages: The Bavaria Filmstadt film studios in Grünwald, right next to Munich, offers guided tours, activities and a 4D motion simulation cinema. You won't tire of this place easily!
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It's a classic indoor activity in Bavaria – you'll certainly not be bored. Each member of your family can become a film star in the exciting interactive activities. And even if you don't want to test your talent in front of the camera, there's plenty to see here.

A night in the Heuhotel (hay hotel) in Unterammergau in Upper Bavaria isn't just exciting for visitors big and small, it's also good for your health – camomile, hops and other flowers are mixed into the hay here and help you to get a good night's sleep.

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Basket city Lichtenfels
Nearest station: Lichtenfels Marktplatz 10
96215 Lichtenfels
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