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Holidays in Germany – perfect for families too

For a family holiday Germany is the ideal destination. Visitors of all ages will love the theme parks, water parks, castles, museums and fun pools, getting close to nature in the national parks, and engaging in active pursuits such as cycling, swimming and walking.

Attractions that all ages can enjoy are a feature of family holidays in Germany. Particularly popular with young and old are the theme parks such as Europa-Park and Phantasialand with their white-knuckle rollercoasters and fairytale themed lands. For a larger-than-life playtime, visit Playmobil-FunPark, Legoland® and Ravensburger Spielland. Go on a fascinating journey through the ages at medieval castles and fairytale palaces – from the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein to the longest castle in Europe at Burghausen. History comes alive at the multitude of museumsInteractive exhibitions, covering more modern subjects such as technology and art, educate and entertain in equal measure. Many are geared specifically to a younger audience.

Come face to face with all manner of exotic and indigenous animals at more than 800 zoos and wildlife parks in Germany. No ape enclosure anywhere is bigger than the one at Leipzig Zoo, while Berlin zoo has the world's greatest number of species. Experience even more of the natural world at close quarters in Germany's nature reserves and national parks. Discover unique landscapes from the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea to the Bavarian ForestWalking, Cycling and water sports come top of the list for family fun. The many excellent cycle routes, some of which cover long-distances, are great for holidays with the kids. Gentle gradients, flexible distances and fascinating sights and attractions on the wayside are what make the Ruhr Valley Cycle Route, the Mecklenburg Lakes Cycle Route and others like them so popular. Kids will also love the water-based activities – just part of the fantastic entertainment on offer along the North Sea and Baltic coasts and by Germany's multitude of lakes. Should the weather prove unsuitable for outdoor activities, swimming pools offer a genuine alternative.

The wide choice of holiday activities is matched by a wide choice of accommodation. There's everything from holiday homes, farm stays and campsites to family hotels, baby-friendly hotels and youth hostels.

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