Munich is the largest city in the province of Bavaria in Southern Germany with a population of over 1.5 million people. It is very family friendly offering parks, museums and other attractions for kids.
A Baby Friendly City
There are loads of baby and toddler friendly accommodation options from hotels to self catering apartments. There are also loads of child friendly restaurants and cafes. Most will offer high chairs and many also have play areas also. There are plenty of changing areas in the city and you will find these in departments stores and family friendly hotels and restaurants.
You will also be able to find your baby and toddler essentials in Munich such as powdered formula, baby food and wipes. Many of the brands available in Gernmany are the same or similar to those available in the UK and Ireland. S
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Munich has a rich history and its cathedrals, churches and old city walls are very accessible to tourists with young children and babies. As well as being a historic city, Munich today is very much a lived in city, with many locals living in apartments in and around the city’s main destinations. There are many large squares in the city to discover such as Marienplatz, probably the largest and most central. Marienplatz has an outdoor market with a huge variety of stalls selling snacks, different types of food, fresh juices and flowers.
The Isar river flows through the city and has become a feature in itself. There are many walks, parks and pedestrianized areas for you and your baby to enjoy. The city is also very flat, which makes it ideal to get around on foot or on bicycle.
When to go
Summer temperatures reach the mid-twenties Celsius so when traveling with your baby you will need to use sunscreen. Winter temperatures are around 2-3 degrees Celsius on average so those little ones will need to wrap up in their jackets. During late September and early October the city hosts the famous Oktoberfest. Millions of tourists visit Munich at this time, so if you are traveling to the city be sure to book your accommodation well in advance. There is no real bad time to visit Munich. Even during the Oktoberfest many local families take the opportunity to enjoy local attractions and activities and continue to enjoy their city for the child friendly place that it is.