Leipzig with kids: top 5 summer family activities
You would maybe not think Leipzig with kids is a good idea, but there are actually many attractions for families. You can rent a canoe and paddle through the city, hop on a guided bike tour, enjoy a day on a lake or one of the beautiful parks, visit kid’s friendly museums and much more! Keep reading and find out how to spent summer holiday in Leipzig with kids.
Leipzig’s oldest outdoor swimming area, with over 150 years of history, is located west of the old town, it’s just a 20-minute walk from our hotel in the city center of Leipzig. It includes three pools, several large reclining areas, a children’s playground, small sports facility, restaurants, a changing room and sanitary area. A perfect place for a refreshment during the summer days!
#2 Parkeisenbahn Auensee
The proximity of the lake Auensee to the city makes it a favorite summer destination. If you have the family with you, take the miniature park steam train for a ride around the lake. The best thing about the miniature steam railway “Parkeisenbahn Auensee”: the train is always run by the kids.
The BELANTIS Adventure Kingdom is one of the most popular destinations for families in central Germany. This journey will take you through eight theme worlds: “Valley of Pharoahs”, “BELANTIS Castle”, “Beach of the Gods”, “Country of Nobility”, “Knights’ Island”, “Native American Prairie”, “Discovery Coast” and “Kingdom of the Sun Temple”. At BELANTIS you can have fun at the fast-paced but also small kids’ friendly rides, hilarious shows and interactive attractions.
#4 Leipzig ZOO
A perfect activity for all families! In the middle of the city, just a 15-minutes’ walk from our hotel in Leipzig, visitors can discover a fascinating tour through the zoo’s six themed animal worlds and admire around 900 animal species. Highlights of the Leipzig Zoo are the Pongoland, the world’s largest ape enclosure, and an audience with the king of the animals in the Makasi-Simba lion savannah!
At the Leipzig Panometer you can check out the world’s largest 360° panoramas. Round pictures like EVEREST, LEIPZIG 1813 or the GREAT BARRIER REEF give you the feeling of being a part of the spectacular atmosphere. This realistic experience is supported by 15-minute day and night variations, which are simulated acoustically with background music and noises as well as various light effects.