Leisure destinations for families

Embedded in this landscape – which is already spectacular on its own – many adventure parks and attractions for the whole family wait to be discovered. In Bad Tölz, for example, the longest (1286 m) summer toboggan run in Germany winds down the Blomberg mountain. And the German Legoland is located near Günzburg, only about 90 minutes by car from Munich. Furthermore, a special highlight for young and old alike is a visit to the Bavaria Filmstadt movie studios in Geiselgasteig in southern Munich. During a guided tour, visitors can view the original settings of various movies such as Das Boot, Asterix & Obelix and Vi­cky’s home town of Flake, including the original Viking ship from Michael Bully Herbig’s film Vicky the Viking. Besides experiencing a 4-D adventure theater with moving seats and a revolutionary sound system, visitors have also been able to visit “Bullyversum’’ since summer 2011. This is a unique movie experience world with original display items from Bully’s life and films.

The best leisure destinations for families at a glance


Allgäu Skyline Park
Popular leisure park with spectacular rides such as the 50-m upside-down roller coaster and the Sky Shot, in which the passengers are shot 90 m into the air within a ball. If you need to “relax,” you can board the. Also Ferris wheel, chairoplane, petting zoo and water-based playground.
›› 86825 Bad Wörishofen, Im Hartfeld 1, Tel. 0 18 05/884 880, www.skylinepark.de
›› Anreise: A 96 Richtung Lindau, Ausfahrt Bad Wörishofen, 2nd exit at the roundabout, then follow the street running parallel to the highway.
›› April-Oct

Bavaria Filmstadt
Europe’s largest and most successful movie and television studios in southern Munich are open to the public. The 90-minute guided tours through the sets of Asterix and Obelix and Das Boot are as fascinating as a look at the original sets and props from Michael Bully Herbig’s film Vicky the Viking. Since summer 2011, visitors have been able to immerse themselves in “Bullyversum,’’ a 2,000 sq m themed attraction celebrating the life and work of Germany’s most successful filmmaker.
›› 82031 Geiselgasteig, Bavariafilmplatz 7, Tel. 64 99 20 00, www.filmstadt.de
›› Getting there: Tram 25 to Grünwald, stop: Bavariafilmplatz
›› April-Nov 9.00-16.00, Nov-März 10.00-15.00