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Things to do in Munich, Germany with a baby

We visited Munich for Christmas and I have to say it's definitely a magical place to be in December! Our baby was 21 months old and while he doesn't necessarily get the meaning of Christmas just yet he definitely enjoyed being there!

Here are the top things to do in Munich:

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1. BMW World and BMW Museum

 

BMW comes from Munich so this is a must if you like cars or even if you don't like them but you want to do something local! Entrance is free and in the museum you can learn about the history of the brand, while in BMW World you see cars from current and future models! There is also a mini and a Rolls Royce section. Our toddler absolutely loved running around the cars and even got one as a souvenir!

 

2. Marienplatz

 

This is the central square and it is surrounded by beautiful buildings like the city hall and the Church of our Lady at the back. It's mainly for pedestrians so it's great for kids if they want to run around and explore. This is also the area where a lot of Christmas markets take place. When we went it was literally covered in little huts selling delicious food and drinks! The prices around here are a bit higher though so if you want something cheaper you need to go a bit further out.

 

3. Hofbräu house

 

This is a restaurant where you MUST go if you want to get the proper Bavarian feel. It's a very big hall with a lot of tables so they don't do reservations. They have live traditional music every night and everyone from the musicians to the waiters are dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes. There's even people going around selling pretzels! It's open every day of the year and as a waiter told us "every day in here is Saturday"! Prices are reasonable.

Things to do nearby Munich which aren't to miss:

4. The Alps

If you do have a car or the flexibility to rent one or do a tour then you're just 1.5 hours from the Alps! If you go in winter then you're guaranteed to see snow and you can also look into taking a cable car up to a viewing platform. The lift is called Garmisch Classic but you would need to check in advance if they're open on the specific day you're going. Alternatively you can also ski or snowboard and take different cable cars to different level slopes. The closest village is called Garmisch-Partenkirchen and it's very picturesque and worth a visit for food and a stroll.

5. Neuschwanstein Castle

The castle that Disney based the Cinderella castle on! It's only 1 hour away from Munich and if you don't have a car then you can take a tour bus to visit. If you do have a car then there is a designated car park and then a private mini bus that takes you closer to the castle. If you want to be adventurous and get the best views in then it will require some hiking. Hikes start at 30 min long each way and you can get to either a bridge where the majority of the castle photos you see online have been taken from or if you hike further you can get any other angle of the castle you wish to see. Ticket prices to go inside start from €15 for adults and you're not allowed to take any pictures.

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