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.
Nuremberg's underground prison cells and tunnels
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.
Learn to weave at the Lichtenfels Korbmarkt (basket market)
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.
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.
Maximilian Grotto in the "Veldenstein" region
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.
The Bavaria Filmstadt in Grünwald
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.