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    Fun and Games with the Family in Nuremberg

    Photo: Oleksiy Mark / Shutterstock

    Nuremberg always brings a smile to children’s faces so why not give your children the reins on a short trip to a German city, Nuremberg. With its motto “Children Find Town”, the Franconian metropolis is making it clear that it’s got plenty of fun, games and thrills on offer for young people – from the railway and toy museums, to the Tower of the Senses and the zoo. 

    Your kids won’t be able to wait to get here. At the heart of the city’s historic centre, the Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg is only a short walk away from the famous Spielzeugmuseum (toy museum). On over 1,400sqm, the building exhibits historic dolls and shops, tin soldiers and rocking horses, tin and wooden toys, a model railway, as well as the colourful universe of Lego, Barbie and Playmobil. The current exhibition “My little green tractor!” is presenting this popular toy in various facets until the beginning of October. With a large playground in the summer, there are also plenty of activities for kids to join in on – great for parents visiting “La Kritz”, the museum café in the leafy interior courtyard.

    Experience with All the Senses

    At the Kinder & Jugendmuseum Nürnberg (children’s museum), kids are expected to join in the activities and touch the displays. The little ones will experience everyday life in the times of their great-grandparents – in the bakery and the laundry room, in the general store for colonial goods, and at the post office. The treasure trove Earth welcomes the visitors into its laboratory and greenhouse where they can conduct research and carry out experiments.

    Nuremberg’s Tower of the Senses calls itself a multimedia science centre.  Big and little visitors alike can see, hear, smell, touch, and taste natural phenomena and research results over six floors in the Mohrenturm, part of the city wall.

    A very special discovery trip awaits you at approximately 100 stations on the “Wöhrder Wiese”: the Erfahrungsfeld zur Entfaltung der Sinne (approx: “the experimental field to set your senses free!”) allows you to experience the laws of nature  – an adventure playing field for amazement, research and discovery.  “A-ha’s” and lots of fun are guaranteed.

    Railway Romantic and a Love for Animals

    Railway fans of all ages cannot miss the DB Museum Nürnberg (railway museum) in the original home of the German railway system.  The 40 original vehicles – from the first steam engine in Germany to the ICE 4 design model – are the big highlights at the world’s oldest railway museum. With driving simulators, a Lilliput railway line and lots of interactive activities, the children’s railway land KIBALA motivates people to press buttons and actively play along.

    Boasting one of Europe’s most beautiful zoo landscapes, Tiergarten Nürnberg municipal zoo promises tremendous pleasure with its dolphins’ lagoon, manatee house and its own petting zoo for kids. Little ones between the ages of eight and 12 can even spend a night full of excitement at the children’s adventure camp – including a midnight walk and camping. With a bouncy castle, wave chute, trampoline, climbing wall, low rope course, and large splash area, the in- and outdoor playground Tucherland will make sure the kids get plenty of movement, even in bad weather.

    And if your little ones would like to walk “for real” through the world of Playmobil figures, thePlaymobil FunPark can arrange it – with a farm and pirate lake, dinosaur jungle and tree house and lots of fun. You can find here everything from an adventure park to a balancing course in the town of Zirndorf, only ten kilometres from Nuremberg.

    The Tourismus Nürnberg tourist board has put together an overview of all offers for families and kids in the Nuremberg region. And if you’re still looking for the perfect accommodation during your family break: you and your family can stay comfortably and free of hassle in our studios and apartments with one or two separate bedrooms at the Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg.