Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich-Thalkirchen
Tel. 62 50 80
U-Bahn U3 to Thalkirchen or Bus 52 from the Marienplatz
About four miles south of the city center, easily reached by bus or U-Bahn. with approximately 460 species and a total of about 5000 animals roam in natural habitats. There is a large aviary and a huge petting zoo especially for children. The walk through the park is magnificent for adults as well as children. It is one of the largest zoos in the world, so plan a day and bring a picnic lunch.
Deutsches Museum (German Museum)
Museumsinel l, (entrance on Ludwigsbrücke)
089 217 9433
Tram 18 or S-Bahn to Isartor
Founded at the turn of the 20th century, the Deutsches Museum has become the world’s largest science and technology museum with over 10 miles of exhibits (17.000 items are on display). Hands-on activities and interactive exhibits demonstrate many areas of human accomplishment, from classical mechanics to telecommunications; from a full-size reconstructed coal mine to space travel technology.
Forum der Technik (Technology Forum)
Museumsinsel 1 (entrance on Ludwigsbrücke),
Tel. 2 11 25-0
Germany’s first IMAX cinema, in which films are shown on a screen 52 feet high and 72 feet wide; a unique cinematic experience. The Forum also includes an ultra modern planetarium.
Münchner Stadtmuseum (Municipal Museum)
St. Jakobsplatz 1
089 2332 2370
Tues.-Wed. 2-6 and Thurs. 2-8
U-Bahn: Isartor. Tram:18
On the third floor is a collection of puppets from around the world, including both marionette and hand puppets. The collection also includes detailed puppet theaters and miniature scenery. A special department is devoted to fairground art, including carousel animals, shooting galleries, roller coaster models, and wax museum figures. The main exhibit contains the oldest known carousel horses dating from 1820.
In the Altes Rathaus, Marienplatz 15
A historical toy collection.
Münchner Marionetten Theater
089 265 712
U-Bahn to Sendlinger Tor
Performances Saturday 8pm ; also Wed., Thurs., Sat. , Sun. 3pm.
matinees recommended for younger children
Adults as well as children can attend the puppet shows and Marionette Theater. Many of the productions are Mozart operas.
Bavarian Film Studio
Bavariafilmplatz 7, Geiselgasteig
Children enjoy the film presentations and the Bavarian Action Show in which stunt teams demonstrate the filming techniques of fist fights, escapes from burning buildings, falling down staircases, and a plunge off a 92 foot building. It is important that children viewing this series be old enough to distinguish between fantasy and reality. The show lasts about 30 minutes.
Matinees Wed., Fri., Sat. Sun.
Circus presented in the hall from December 25 – March 31.