Playmobil Fun Park

(photo credit Manuela2)

I decided not to mention this place to my kids when we first came to Munich, for if I had, there would have been no chance to visit anything else. PLAYMOBIL is a fantastic product, which keeps kids amused at the best of times, but immerse them in a 90,000m2 theme park, and who knows where it will end... The official introduction:

"The PLAYMOBIL Fun Park at Zirndorf near Nuremberg is a great day out for families all year round. Over 90,000 m², visitors can climb, balance and play to their hearts' content. The leisure park’s unique concept focuses on movement and activity, and not on standing in queues!

"In the huge PLAYMOBIL themed play areas, even the youngest children can give their imagination free rein. This is the right place for anyone who fancies themselves as a pirate, dinosaur hunter, knight, noble damsel or princess. In the meantime, Mum and Dad can enjoy the relaxed park atmosphere.

"And if the weather isn't playing ball, the 5,000 m² glazed HOB Center, with its life-sized PLAYMOBIL scenery, extensive play areas, show stage, theme dining and coffee bar, offers more than enough space for endless fun and carefree hours for young and old alike."

The official website is also in English, and it offers a full overview of attractions, accommodation and dining options. Check it out here. Or click here for a virtual tour.

The park is open daily from 09:00 - 18:00 (19:00 in peak season from July 1 - Sept 14) from March 28 to November 8.

A day ticket costs from 9 - 11 euro, depending on the season, with afternoon tickets available for 2 euro less. For details of ticket prices for the day of your visit, click here.

 

Review:
Paul Bradbury

After 12 years living on the most gorgeous island in the world, Hvar in Dalmatia, I have begun to wonder if there is still life beyond its shores. Prior to discovering Paradise in 2002, I was a world traveller, living and working in Japan, Georgia, Somalia, Rwanda, Russia... and Munich.

After 95 countries and some 25 years have passed, the memories of my year in the hotel industry in the Bavarian capital (fired by the Sheraton for losing our pet snake, the first male chambermaid at Hotel Arabella, and a truly eye-watering introduction to five-star living in  my days as a bellboy in luxury Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten) are strong, and the call of Munich has been a constant theme over the last quarter century. 

And so here I am, answering the call some 25 years later. Twelve years of island living have changed me for sure, but also left me curious about life in a big city, and whether or not I could adapt to it after such an insular decade. 

I was surprised to see that for such a magnificent multi-cultural city, English-language blogs and regularly updated information are not that available. Static tourism information, such as that provided by the excellent tourist board website yes, but accounts of daily life delivered daily? Hard to find.

And so I have decided to take a break from my idyllic island and see if I could live in a city again. And what better way to try than to discover modern Munich in all its facets after so many years. It is a journey of discovery which I am relishing, and I hope the site proves to be of interest for Munich residents and its numerous visitors.

About Paul Bradbury

Author of Lebanese Nuns Don't Ski, Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes and Hvar's first comprehensive guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island, as well as co-author of Split: An Insider's Guide with Mila Hvilshoj, I have lived in Dalmatia full time since 2003. In addition to running Total Munich, I also run Total Split (www.croatia-split.com), Total Hvar (www.total-hvar.com) and Total Inland Dalmatia (www.total-inland-dalmatia.com), as well as being an accredited Google News journalist for Digital Journal in Canada.

I also have various blogging clients, including the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board, European Coastal Airlines, Touristar TV and Andro Tomic Wines, and print clients include Qatar Airways inflight magazine, Out! magazine from New York, and Croatian Hotspots. 

In December 2014 I was delighted to receive the Marko Polo 2014 Award from FIJET Croatia (Federation of International Travel Writers and Journalists)  at a ceremony for the Croatian Journalists Society for the best international tourism promotion of Croatia. More here.

Ongoing writing projects:

A History of Hajduk Split, co-author with Frane Grgurevic - in 2015

Around the World in 80 Disasters - out in 2015

Total Hvar in the Media:

Interview of the Month, Croatian Embassy in Washington (May 2013)

Special Feature in Globus Magazine (May 2013)

Featured on Croatian TV show, More (2012) - watch the report here

Interviews in Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacijanews, Radio Split

I am available for writing services. Please contact me on info@total-munich.com or visit my main writing website, www.bossandblogger.com 

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