Ah, autumn. This is the most beautiful part of the year when you live in a green city like Munich.
Suddenly the town looks so peaceful, happy and gloomy all at the same time. Colors are changing, rain is falling and sometimes even the sun comes out!
If you, like me, have kids, then you probably know that during Fall, kids find everything interesting, from collecting leaves, chestnuts and snails to jumping in puddles.
My family’s favorite thing to do in Autumn is to walk around the English Garden while eating roasted chestnuts from a small stall at Maxvorstadt. If you’ve never tried them, I encourage you to do so!
Well, if you need more inspiration for fun Fall things to do in Munich with kids in tow, I have few suggestions for you. Hopefully you will find something new for you and the kids to do together!
1. Enjoy the colors by walking through Munich’s beautiful parks.
As mentioned above, our favorite Fall thing to do is walk around the English Garden, but if you want to visit some new places, I suggest Nymphenburg Palace and Botanical Garden, Westpark and a long walk along the Isar.
The changing autumn colors, the sweet sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet, and collecting chestnuts is a guarantee for a happy day!
2. Drink coffee with a beautiful view at Café Gans am Wasser im Westpark
After a walk through Westpark, you should take a rest at this dreamy café, and while you sip your warm tea you can enjoy the cozy and peaceful atmosphere with your kids.
They have a lot of concerts, flea markets and circus shows here just for kids, so be sure to check this cute little place out.
3. Visit museums
We love museums all year long, but during the rainy season in Munich, we take shelter in museums more frequently.
And although Deutches Museum is always a good choice, I’m going to suggest that this Fall season, you visit the Kinder und Jugend Museum.
Every few months they have a different theme and until November 22 you can participate in an exhibition called “Hast du Töne?”, in which you can enjoy in a big variety of music instruments.
Legoland is always a good idea, but especially in October.
Full of spooky decorations, magical pumpkins and treasure hunts, it’s a perfect little getaway for anyone who loves Halloween season.
5. A hike at Lake Tegernsee
And if you’re looking for something more active to do with your family this Autumn, hopefully you will catch one of the last sunny days in Munich and spend it at a hike with your family to a peaceful mountain hut.
Looking for an easy hike with good food? Then you need to visit the Berggasthof Neureuth at Lake Tegernsee. Enjoy the view and Kaiserschmarrn ?
6. Visit all the new babies in Hellabrun
This is something that we usually do in spring time, however because this year was crazy and unpredictable we skipped our annual visit.
But, with the news that there are a lot of new babies, this Fall, we will definitely be spending one sunny day walking around famous Munich zoo!
BONUS: Take a Day Trip to the World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival
If you’re eager to get out of Munich for a day, the world’s largest pumpkin festival is the perfect Autumn day out with kids and can be done from Munich as a day trip!
We hope you enjoyed this list of kid-friendly Munich Fall activities!
And there you have it, a simple list of things in Munich you can enjoy doing this autumn season with your kids. Dress warm and enjoy!