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Speicherstadt in Hamburg

We love a good German city break. They are a good alternative to your bucket list destinations, such as Barcelona and Paris, and always offer so much for families with attractions and playgrounds. Plus, the public transport is excellent and our boys love eating schnitzel!

Best cities to visit in Germany with kids

Best cities to visit in Germany with kids

/ European city breaks, Germany
A short city break can often feel as revitalising as a week-long holiday. It’s just a case of being prepared with knowing what kids' activities are available, yet allowing yourself time to wander and unveil hidden gems. And in our ...
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Top 10 things to do in Cologne with kids

Top 10 things to do in Cologne with kids

/ European city breaks, Germany
Like seemingly all German cities, Cologne makes for a fantastic family city break. But I would go as far to say that it was our favourite stop on our half term German cities tour, which also included Hannover and Hamburg ...
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Top things to do in Hamburg with kids

Top things to do in Hamburg with kids

/ European city breaks, Germany
Lined with canals boasting both heritage and world leading architecture, Hamburg, Germany's second largest city and biggest port, is a fascinating European city to explore. With echos of its maritime history everywhere you can spend your days wondering the harbour ...
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HANNOVER WITH KIDS: 2 day itinerary, map, and top things to do

HANNOVER WITH KIDS: 2 day itinerary, map, and top things to do

/ European city breaks, Germany
I knew very little about Hannover before our visit, and in all honesty we only planned a two night stop here as I was looking for somewhere interesting to explore between Cologne and Hamburg on our February half term train ...
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Mercure Hamburg REVIEW: a family stay in the Junior Suite

Mercure Hamburg REVIEW: a family stay in the Junior Suite

/ Germany
Hamburg is Europe's third largest port, so it seems fitting that the Mercure Hamburg have adopted a shipping theme throughout the hotel with wardrobes disguised as containers and large knots on the wall. Disclaimer: Our two night stay was provided ...
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Novotel Hannover REVIEW: a business hotel with a jungle twist

Novotel Hannover REVIEW: a business hotel with a jungle twist

/ Germany
A picture of a large giraffe on the door indicated that this was our room for our stay in Hannover with kids. This wasn't at all what I expected from a Novotel, a hotel chain synonymous with business travel. Disclaimer: ...
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Hostel Köln REVIEW: a family friendly hostel in Cologne

Hostel Köln REVIEW: a family friendly hostel in Cologne

/ Germany
Hostels are a fantastic option for a budget European city break, but they can be hit and miss for families. We've had some great experiences with YHA in England, but my hostel choice for a recent trip to Madrid didn't ...
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Nuremberg with kids: Top 10 things to do

Nuremberg with kids: Top 10 things to do

/ European city breaks, Germany
Nuremberg is steeped in elegance and charm, boasting medieval architecture, numerous museums, and characterful beer cellars. It makes for a wonderful European city break . But what we didn't appreciate before our visit, is exactly how much there is to ...
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REVIEW: Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre

REVIEW: Holiday Inn Nürnberg City Centre

/ Germany
Our visit to Nuremberg after Christmas last year really took us by surprise. It was a city I'd always associated with a dark history, and really had no idea how much there is for families to do. There's the Transport ...
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