Ever since we have started to write this travel blog, we travel to Germany every year. Before that, I did not even imagine, how diverse Germany really is. It is perfect for all kind of travel styles – from adventerous, romantic to family oriented explorations.
If you’ll be traveling to Germany with kids, check out this one week long roadtrip, where everyone will be able to find their own point of interests.
One week roadtrip around Germany
Day 1: Munich airport – Chiemsee (95 km)
Chiemsee is a great family destination, where you can join cycling around the lake to a boat trip on one of the three small islandes in the middle of it. The most visited island is the Herreninsel, where people visit the castle of king Ludwik II of Bavaria. A little less visited is the Fraueninsel, where the Benedictine convent stands.
You can read more about Chiemse and what to do there here.
If you are full of energy and eager to explore more, a nice town just 30 kilometers from Chiemsee, is the medieval town Wasserburg.
Accommodation recommondation: We stayed at the Ferienhof Moyer – a really beautiful and locally organised farm, where you can get bed and breakfast. The breakfast is completely local and except from cheeses, everything comes from the Moyer farm. The kids will also love the fact, they can take a look at their stables and run around after cats, chickens…
Day 2: Chiemsee – Märchenwald Park – Schaftlarn monastery – Augsburg (215 km)
If you are traveling with kids, you just cannot continue your day without a stop at the Märchenwald Park, where fary-tales are home. Even if you’ll be traveling during summer, the park is surrounded by forest, what makes it great to escape the summer heat. You can also upgrade your day with a visit to the Schaftlarn monastery – to make everything a bit more active, rent a bike – the cycling paths are great.
End your day in Augsburg and treat yourself with a local beer Riegele.
Accommodation recommondation: Hotel Am Alten Park Augsburg stands in the old convent, just few steps away from the famous Riegele brewery. The hotel is around 15 minutes by foot to the old city center.
Day 3: Augsburg
You can easily spend one full day in Augsburg – exploring the city, visiting the ZOO, a walk around the whitewater canal, stopping at the Fuggerei – the world’s oldest social housing complex. Read more about Augsburg and its tourist attractions here.
Accommodation recommodation: Hotel Am Alten Park Augsburg
Day 4: Augsburg – Legoland – Gutenzell (125 km)
Who has not heard for Legoland, right? If you and your kids are or were keen on legos, you will love it here and that’s a promise. Most attractions in Legoland are for olderer kids, but there are few things for toddlers as well.
Accommodation recommondation: Hotel Klosterhof Gutenzell is a family run hotel in a formal monastery. The rooms are modern, but equiped with traditional materials, which are alergy free. The location of the hotel is in the middle of a small village, surrounded by pastures, what makes everything even more attractive for families.
Day 5: Gutenzell – Ravensburger Spieleland – Lindau am Bodensee (95 km)
Germany is full of theme parks and today you are visiting another one – Ravensburger. Kids will love it and their attractions offer something for toddlers and for older kids as well. Close your day at Bodensee in a town Lindau, which is great for walks, cycling, swimming or boating. Check out the best things you can do in Lindau here.
Accommodation recommondation: Hostel das Mietwerk – even though you are traveling with kids, you can also find family rooms in this organically based hostel. Location of the hostel is great, at the bus stop, which can take you to the Lindau island – the old town of Lindau. You can also reach the old town by bike. More about Lindau here.
*If you have one extra day to spend, you won’t be sorry to spend it here in Lindau.
Day 6: Lindau – Sky Walk Allgäu in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (165 km)
You will reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the afternoon, which you can spend in the Garmisch town, which is mostly know for the winter-ski jumps, but honestly, a walk along its famous street is worth the time – admirering its painted houses and oompah-oompah bands.
Accommodation recommondation: Familien Hotel Leiners is for sure the best choice when traveling with kids. They don’t offer just babysitting for babies, toddlers and older kids, they also have all kind of activities for them (kids pool, inner playground, outdoor playing area, special kids menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner). All the rooms are equiped with baby/kids essentials like changing table, bottle heater, the dinning room has very good offer of powder milk and baby food. Kids can get drinks 24 hours a day and also indoor playing area is open 24 hours per day, just in case your little traveller cannot sleep. Not only kids will love the Familien Hotel Leiners, but you will too.
Day 7: Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Before leaving Garmisch-Partenkirchen and checking out from the room, make a trip to the amazing Partnach gorge. You can also reach it with horse-carriage, which kids will enjoy for sure. And Partnach gorge itself is stunning as well. Check out more information about it, including photos, here.