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Top Ten Tips for Planning a Family Holiday to Germany

By Kenin Bassart @Constantramble

Located in Central Europe, Germany is an amazing family holiday destination and the ideal destination for people of all ages. Germany has a deep rooted history and has exerted its influence across Europe especially the countries around its border. From France to the Czech Republic, Belgium to Switzerland, Poland to Austria, all these countries have been a major player in Europe’s past and have had a hand in shaping the present Germany.Replete with several incredible points of interest like gardens, castles, theme parks, zoo’s, museums, art galleries and cathedrals, Germany has fun and excitement waiting around every nook and corner.

Germans sure know how to have fun as evidenced by the burst of festivities when celebrating their festivals. With several festivals spread throughout the year, a visit to Germany promises fun, excitement and revelry no matter what time of the year you visit. Whether it’s at a wedding or holidays such as Christmas, Germans have been known to partake and take great pride in their traditional celebrations. Moreover, from family-friendly outdoor adventures to exploring the treasure-trove of history, Germany is an idyllic country waiting to be discovered.Let’s take a look at how you and your family can plan a holiday in Germany so that you and your family can relax and make the most of your time together. Do make sure to take a look at some of the many affordable international holiday packages offered by Musafir which will surely help in making your trip, all the more memorable.

1. Most family holidays in Germany commence from the capital city Berlin. Other cities of equal significance and worth visiting are Stuttgart, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg.

2. Germany has tonnes of attractions catering to both young and old. Europa-Park and Phantasialand are in particular high up the popularity charts. Close on their heels are the sensational Legoland,Ravensburger SpiellandGo, and Playmobil-FunPark which takes you and your kids through a journey like no other.

3. One thing Germany has in abundance is museums and art galleries guaranteed to tickle the enthusiasm of historical buffs. Littered all across Germany, these bespoke museums and Interactive exhibitions take you down history and gives you an insight like no other. In fact, many of these museums are geared specifically taking into consideration a younger audience.

4. If you’re planning a trip around October, do pay a visit to the city of Munich which is not only known for its historical significance but also for the annual Oktoberfest.Arguably, the world’s most celebrated German Festival, Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer along with traditional Bavarian foods like no other. Celebrated in honor of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, this festival which began in 1810 attracts an estimated 6 million people every year! Held in Munich, men wear traditional costumes such as liederhosen while women put on the dirndls while consuming beer in typical Masskrüge (one-liter glasses) along with delicious sausages and pretzels.

5. Dusseldorf is popularly known as the fashion capital of the country and no visit to this eloquent country is complete without a trip to this magical city. Located on the banks of River Rhine, this city has several malls making it a popular shopping destination coupled with a happening nightlife. Furthermore, Dusseldorf plays host to the yacht and water sports trade fair, besides holding a gamut of fashion and fun fairs which make it a prime destination for Germany family holidays.

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