Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich
A classic spot distinguished by Bavarian influences
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Since 1858, guests from all over the world have enjoyed the royal lineage of this glamorous grand hotel, originally built for King Maximilian II.
Located among luxurious shops in the most elegant part of the city, Munich's sights and attractions (Hofbräu Haus, Marienplatz, English Garden, Residence Museum, etc.) are just a stroll away. The lavishly designed rooms and suites were carefully updated throughout the centuries, never losing their inimitable charm and rich history. Head to the enchanted paradise of Kempinski The Spa on the top floor to take in the stunning city skyline views and state-of-the-art facilities.
Restaurants & Bars
Schwarzreiter Tagesbar & Restaurant
Bring kids to Marienplatz, the central square in the heart of Munich’s Old Town. At 11 a.m. or noon, gather in front of the impressive City Hall, which houses a 100-year old Glockenspiel, a beautiful carillon. Every day, the Glockenspiel chimes twice and the kids will enjoy watching the 32 life-sized figures reenact historical Bavarian events. Tell them to look out for the golden bird that chirps three times to mark the end of each “show”.
German Museum, one of the oldest and largest science and technology museums in the world. The museum offers a plethora of interactive exhibits for busy hands, and there is a whole section dedicated to curious children: At “Kid’s Kingdom”, young explorers can sit behind the wheel of a real fire engine, fly into the air, or play on a giant guitar, just to name a few of the 1000 kid-friendly activities.
Munich’s Toy Museums is housed in a narrow clock tower of Munich’s old Town Hall; spread over four floors (no elevator), the museum is filled with unique historical toys from Europe and the U.S.; there are dolls, teddies, toy trains, and vintage barbies. Please note that this is not an interactive exhibition, and the toys are only for viewing and unfortunately not for playing or touching. Bavaria Film Studios, Munich’s answer to Hollywood. In Europe’s largest film making center, kids can take a ride on the dragon from "The NeverEnding Story"
A visit to Munich’s zoo, "Tierpark Hellabrun" is a fun outing for the whole family. Laid out on 89 acres, the park is more a nature preserve than a traditional zoo. Its 5,000 animals from all over the world are grouped according to their regions and are roaming the park in their natural habitat. There’s also a petting zoo, pony and camel rides in summer, and a penguin parade in winter.