A Castle Road trip is also exciting for children. In the castles and palaces as well as in the member-cities there is a lot to experience for the young visitors. Where there are special guided tours and programmes for children, theatres for children and even a knight's playground, we have put together for you here.
The "green side" of Mannheim is particularly evident in the city's public parks. Playgrounds, animal enclosures, trampolines, but also theme gardens, concerts and quiet zones - the whole family feels at home in Luisenpark. The wide range of offers and leisure activities offers enough for a whole day in the countryside. The lower part of the park is accessible free of charge, the upper part costs admission. Further information
In the middle of the large district town of Öhringen lies the Hofgarten, the beginnings of which date back to the 18th century. In the park, part of the State Garden Show in 2016, there is an animal enclosure with donkeys, sheep and various species of prey. The enclosures can be visited all year round.
The Hohenlohe Open Air Museum Wackershofen offers visitors of all ages a journey back in time to past centuries in the region. More than 70 historic buildings from the surrounding area were dismantled at their original location and rebuilt in Wackershofen. These include farms as well as mills, workshops and a railway station. The school building is particularly interesting for children. Further information
During the summer holidays, every Sunday, members of the Heimatverein Abenberg will guide those interested through the castle grounds. Registration is not necessary. During the summer holidays, the Heimatverein Abenberg offers castle tours every Sunday (without registration). Further information
In the immediate vicinity of Rabenstein Castle is the entrance to an underground work of art of nature. The Sophienhöhle is one of the most beautiful stalactite caves in Germany. Impressive light installations in combination with the stalactites create a great atmosphere for your own explorations and various events. The cave can be explored all year round, guided tours take place regularly from March to November. Further information
Museum for children
The museum is the result of a cooperation between the city of Heilbronn and the Christoph Reinwald Foundation. Several days a week the museum offers educational activities on various topics. These are primarily aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 10.
Experience tour for children "The courageous knight"
Children dive into the medieval worls of the mercenaries, craftsmen and margraves at this guided tour which takes about 90 minutes. For especially "clever ones" there are small prizes. Highlight is climbing of a tower of Kulmbach's town fortification with a treasure hunt.
Age: 3 to 10 years
Dates: July 18 and August 8, 2020
Venue: At "Holzmarkt" (wood market) Kulmbach (Zinsfeld-Fountain)
Guided tours for children regarding different topics
Venue: cash desk, Plassenburg Castle
Age: from 6 or from 8 years
Registration necessary, phone: +49 (0) 92 21/ 82 20-0, daily 10 am to 4 pm
Telefon +49 (0) 92 21/ 82 20-0
In order for the little ones to be able to help plan their stay in the square city, Stadtmarketing Mannheim has developed a children's city map. This is available free of charge at the Tourist Information and at many other locations. For example, playgrounds, hallways and sights are entered.
Castle Information Centre
Life and everyday life at Altenstein Castle are vividly explained here. Numerous models and multimedia offerings have been integrated into a contemporary museum concept. Here children can try out medieval games and undertake their own expedition into past centuries.
96126 Maroldsweisach – Altenstein
Telefon +49 (0)9535 1889892
Knight's playground - The special experience for the whole family
Appealingly located by the city wall and by the Eschenbach creek, the adventure playground offers several attractions: A 30 metres long ropeway, a battering ram swing, a castle with a chain bridge and many other timber constructions in a knightly style. At the edge of the playground there is a Kneipp complex with barefoot path. Sitting accommodations invite you to have a picnic or to just dwell in this extraordinary complex.
Age: 2 years and older
Fire Brigade Museum
Devastating fires had already struck the town of Schwäbisch Hall in the 14th century. This is why the fire brigade has a long history here, which this museum is dedicated to. In the rooms, large and small can find fire extinguishers, fire helmets, fire extinguishers, miniature vehicles and much more.
Children's city guide Ansbach
Ansbach has a children's city guide brochure for the little ones to help them explore the city. Children between the ages of seven and twelve can use it to learn about the history of the city in a variety of ways. Tricky questions have to be answered or pictures have to be painted. Alternatively, the Ansbach city guides offer special children's city tours.
Further information (only in German)
The permanent exhibition in the Veste Coburg will be made accessible to children of all ages with a special guided tour. For example, children with their parents, grandparents with grandchildren or uncles and aunts with nieces and nephews are addressed. Young and old learn everything about the life of the nobility in the castle, the knights' weapons and armour, hunting and means of transport of bygone times.
Germany's largest Science Center offers a wide variety of activities for young and old researchers. The focus here is on experimentation, knowledge and innovation. The discovery worlds inspire with more than 270 interactive stations on four exhibition levels. A real highlight for all ages is the Science Dome, a unique combination of planetarium and theatre, where visitors can travel virtually through space or experience fascinating laser and experimental shows. The experimental theatre is designed for children up to the age of ten and provides an entertaining and vivid introduction to science and technology. The Maker Space as a platform for experimentation and workshop for practical work as well as the Forum as a place for exciting dialogue round off the experimenta programme.
"HerrschaftsZeiten!": Adventure museum on the Cadolzburg castle
The history of Cadolzburg dates back to the 12th century. The impressive museum takes visitors on a journey that bridges the gap between the Middle Ages and modernity. Elaborate reproductions, productions and media stations involve all the senses and make life in the castle comprehensible. The museum is also attractive for children and young people through numerous games, media offers and feel stations.
Audio guides for children and teenagers
The small town of Lauf an der Pegnitz can also be visited with a free audio guide. The guide is especially designed for children and teenagers and can be downloaded via app onto your own Spartphone or Tablet. At twelve stations you can learn interesting facts about the history and sights of the city.
Offers for children and families
In the museum in the Deutschhof, young and old visitors discover fascinating exhibits from the fields of archaeology, art, natural and cultural history under one roof. Admission to all permanent exhibitions is free.
Children's castle guide through Steinsberg Castle
with puzzle questions (available at the Tourist-Info Sinsheim and at the
Steinsberg Castle in the castle tavern)
With the children's castle guide, discovering the castle is even more fun.
Together with Samira, Moritz and the castle mascot Hugo, every corner of the centuries-old walls is explored.
Idyllically situated between Neckarbischofsheim and Helmstadt-Bargen, Nonies Hof offers the ideal ambience to relax and linger.
During alpaca hikes and alpaca time-outs, you can let yourself be infected by the peace and quiet of the animals and escape from everyday stress. In the farm shop you can buy products from the farm's inhabitants such as eggs from happy free-range hens, honey from our own bees and hand-made soap from alpaca wool.
All offers on telephone reservation!
With the city rally through Roth you may search and count gargoyles in Ratibor Castle, recognize a fountain on the Kugelbühlplatz or inspect the equestrian monument in front of the city church. You can find the puzzle sheet at www.stadt-roth.de/Führungen.
Explore the historical rooms of the castle from the 16th century with an exciting museum quiz or research, participate and marvel in the regularly changing special exhibition for children and families: a visit to Ratibor Castle in Roth is worthwhile for young and old.
More about the castle's children's offers (only in German)
Numerous play and sports equipment for everyone, seating and covered play areas invite you to stay, relaxing park atmosphere directly at the Elsenz river.
Further information (only in German)
Telefon +49 (0) 7261 404-109
"City History for Young and Old"
Families go through the historical Bayreuth with an experienced city guide. She tells child-oriented anecdotes of Bayreuth's history. Not only the castle tower is climbed and the watchman's room is visited. Further information
Playing Stations in Coburg's Doll Museum
At the playing stations the respective toys can not only be looked at, but also tried out right away. For children there are different doll houses, a play shop, construction kits, marbels, items for dressing up and painting as well as a puppet theatre. Furthermore, little explorers can discover toys of former generations. Currently not all game stations are available.
Age: 3 years and older
Crawling Corner in Coburg's Doll Museum - is currently not available
As a service for families with more than one child there is a perfectly equipped crawling corner in the room for museum education, the free rental of a baby carrier and a baby food warmer.
Age: 0 to 3 years
Further information (only in German)
The museum quiz offers fun for discoverers on the Veste Coburg, allowing curious detectives to take a close look at individual objects. The quiz is handed out at the museum box office or can be downloaded and printed from the website of the art collections in advance. Download (only in German language)
Rides with the Museum Train Ebermannstadt - Behringersmühle
Always on Sundays and public holidays historic trains pass through the idyllic Wiesenttal from April 30th to October 15th 2017. In December Santa rides are offered.
Timetable and tickets (only in German)
Guided tour "Kitchen, Scent & Homeliness"
The guided tour introduces the children to the diet, hygiene and the life at Rosenberg Fortress. It leads into areas of the fortress complex, which usually isn't open to the public. Thereby the children also wander through the underworld of the fortress. The tour takes place every Saturday at 3 pm from April until October! (except during special events like Crana Historica or the Rose and Garden Fair).
Venue: cash desk, Rosenberg Fortress
Age: 6 to 12 years
"Explore the city with Haal-Ghost Otto"
At this city searching-game, which is available at the tourist-information at the marketplace, children explore the city on their own and answer questions to the history of Schwäbisch Hall.
City exploring-game for children aged 10 years and older
Guided tours for children Bad Wimpfen
"Experience history up close" is something children, teens & families can do with a variety of offerings, from medieval games and city tours to exciting geo-caching through the narrow half-timbered streets of the historic Old Town. The offers are suitable for children from 5 years. From April to October, a public guided tour for children takes place on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm. Trained children's city guides accompany the visiting children independently through the historic half-timbered streets of Bad Wimpfen
Leisure zone on the Zenn
A recreation and leisure park for all ages extends directly along the little river Zenn. An adventure playground and a small children's playground, a labyrinth, climbing rocks and a water playground invite you to romp and play. For adults there is also a movement course, quiet zones and a beer garden. E-bikes can also be recharged at a charging station there.
Langenzenn – Spielplatz ZennOase
Alte Zennstraße 10
The Schwetzingen Castle is a popular attraction for young and old all year round. For children and families, there are regular special guided tours and events where the young guests can learn about the history of the castle in a particularly vivid and age-appropriate way.
This natural playground and exercise area offers children free and creative play and romping, climbing, shimmying and balancing. Ideal for motor skills and agility. The course follows a sport-scientific
concept. Difficulty levels for beginners and advanced are explained with easy-to-understand instructions - making gymnastics especially fun! The little ones also get their money's worth at this children's playground: various play opportunities promote sensory perception and movement. The playground offers a pavilion for year-round weather protection. Simply a good meeting place for young and old!
Alla-Hopp Bewegungsparcours Schwetzingen
Hockenheimer Landstraße 7
The private 'Museum for the Color Blue' opened in 2017 and is the only one of its kind. A unique collection is presented in 15 rooms on two floors. A thousand exhibits have been lovingly staged and illustrate the fascinating cultural and natural history of this truly wonderful color.
A museum educational program offers children aged 6-10 years the opportunity to discover the museum in small groups and to creatively implement what they have experienced. A children's painting room has been set up especially for this purpose. All dates can be found here.
Museum Blau Schwetzingen
Especially for children, the Family Initiative Heidelberg offers a free printed map of the old town. It contains important information about places of interest and all kinds of interesting stories that invite you to discover the streets and alleys of Heidelberg. There are also online suggestions for walks in the Old Town that are suitable for children.
"Experience life live" is the motto of Heidelberg Zoo: come face to face with a lion, discover a red panda high up in the branches, watch bull elephants taking a bath - all this and more is possible at Heidelberg Zoo. In addition, there are many other exciting offers: Whether it's a look behind the scenes, a guided tour outside regular opening hours or special workshop offers at the zoo.
Telefon +49 (0) 62 21/64 55-0
Nowhere is history more vivid than in castles and palaces. That's why Heidelberg Castle also has a varied guided tour program for children and families - from the discovery tour with Hugo, the castle ghost, to murder in the castle ruins. To the topics and dates
The Neckargemünd Sinnenpfad invites you to experience, enjoy and reflect. Its stations offer numerous possibilities for trying out - for example, guessing scents, Tarzan rope, gnome garden, balancing trunk, humming stone and barefoot path.
From the Sinnenpfad hiking parking lot near Neckargemünd cemetery, the well-maintained, stepless path (length approx. 2.5 km), which is also easy to negotiate with baby carriages, leads from Neckargemünd to the Waldhilsbach district.
Castle ruin Dilsberg
The Neckargemünd Tourist Information Office arranges exciting and child-friendly guided tours for families and children on various topics.
Pure summer fun - with wide green spaces, old trees, children's playground and three different water zones. The non-swimmer pool with wide slide and the toddler area are cleaned conventionally, the swimming and diving pool is biologically treated.
Further information (only in German)
Telefon +49 (0) 6223 8057930
Bird room in the Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum Bamberg houses a unique treasure, the Natural History Cabinet furnished by Prince Bishop Franz Ludwig von Erthal. Thousands of birds, mussels, snakes, fish, corals and much more can be admired. The "Museum in the Museum" is particularly suitable for families.
Holdergrund with red deer nature trail
A beautiful hiking trail leads around the wild boar and red deer enclosures in the Holdergrund. The red deer nature trail conveys the connections between forest and red deer. Along the way, there are three barbecue facilities in addition to a very idyllic section along the Holderbach. The Itterbach, which flows by, invites especially children to play. The starting and end point of the round trip is the nature park hiking board at the parking lot in the Holdergrund. This is how you find your way to the hiking parking lot: Follow the road "Alte Dielbacher Straße" into the woods until you reach the barrier. Here you will find a nature park overview board with various hiking trails.
More about the circular hiking trail (only in German)
Eberbach swimming pool
The open-air swimming pool with its four heated pools, two diving boards, water slide, table tennis, chessboard, playground, volleyball, basketball and soccer field as well as its beautiful view of Eberbach is one of the most beautiful pools in the entire Neckar valley. The outdoor pool offers games, fun, fitness and relaxation for the whole family. The water temperature is at least 24°C throughout.
In der Au 2
Telefon +49 (0) 6271 7611
Town-Rallye through Eberbach
With pen and question booklet through the city. A hidden object game for children that leads through the historic old town of Eberbach. The search tasks guide the children to very special places in the city's history, past various squares and towers in the city. The papers are available at the tourist-information for free during the opening hours (only in German).
In the Nature Park Center in the "Thalheim'sches House" the nature of the surrounding area can be experienced in a new way - with all senses and a lot of fun, games and interesting facts for young and old.
Guttenberg Castle is home to two real castle road highlights for families.
German Griffin Observatory Guttenberg Castle
The impressive variety of birds of prey can be admired during the public flight demonstrations. Besides, the audience can learn interesting things about eagles, vultures and other birds, which fly directly over the heads of the visitors. The demonstrations take place twice a day from April to November. Further information
Guttenberg Castle Museum
In its award-winning exhibition, the museum conveys everything about life at Rittenburg Castle. Visitors are taken on a breathtaking journey through time from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Further information
Guided tours for children in Nuremberg
Nuremberg looks back on a long history, historical buildings and secret corridors bear witness to it to this day. Children from the age of 5 are offered regular guided tours through Nuremberg's underworld and themed tours in historical costumes.
Kinderführungen in Nürnberg
Tourist-Information Hauptmarkt 18
Telefon +49 (0) 911/ 23 36-0
Children's city-rallye with dog Berganza and tomcat Murr
At this city-rallye children discover Bamberg on their own, accompanied by dog Berganza and tomcat Murr, both figures of the author E.T.A. Hoffmann. Every child receives a booklet with questions about different stations in the inner city and the Old Town. The booklet is available at the tourist information for 1 EUR.
Dates: available all year
Start: Tourist information, Geyerswörthstraße 5
Nuremberg children's city map
Child friendly information about museums, adventure pools and the most important sights of Nuremberg.
The free children's city map is available for download at the Tourist Information, in numerous local hotels and on the website.
The toy industry in Nuremberg has a history going back over 600 years. Dolls, tin figures and tin toys are among the products that have made the city famous all over the world. All kinds of toys from past and present times are shown on an area of 1,400 m². A children's area with educational supervision and an outdoor playground are also part of the museum's facilities.
"Education for all - 500 years of school history" is the motto of the School Museum Nuremberg, which opened in 2008. Among other things, an originally preserved classroom from around 1900 can be visited.
THE KIBALA (Kinderbahnland) is a 1000 m² large part of the DB Museum, which is especially designed to introduce children to the subject of railways. Children learn everything about trains, conductors, steam locomotives and the like at the participatory stations.
Admission to KIBALA is included in the DB Museum entrance fee.
Nuremberg Imperial Castle for Children and Adolescents
The Castle Lion Leo has compiled children and youth pages for the Imperial Castle Nuremberg. Other than the guided tours for children at a glance, there are also cut-out sheets for helmets, a coloring template for the Imperial Castle Nuremberg, a castle memory game and different puzzles with castle motives of Nuremberg's Imperial Castle.
On two floors, children will find a wide range of play and participation stations on a wide variety of themes in this museum. Here they can try out, explore and do research as they wish. Sometimes the focus is on people's lives 100 years ago, sometimes on nature. In addition, there are changing special exhibitions.
Age: 1 - 10 years, focus on primary school age
On the beautifully situated site directly on the Pegnitz, everything revolves around the subject of sensory experiences. Variously designed stations of different kinds offer the possibility to marvel, to discover and to do research. The site is open from May to September and is the setting for various events during this time.
Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne
Telefon +49 (0) 911 / 2 31-31 65
"The Tower of the Senses" is a participatory museum for young and old, in which one's own senses can be explored and confused in a playful way.
Age: 7 years and older