No city in Bavaria has more for kids to see and do than Nuremberg. Every two months the region even produces a thick 'what's on' magazine called Frankenkids (www.frankenkids.de) focusing specifically on things to do with children. Keeping the little ones entertained in these parts really is child’s play.

Museums

Children & Young People’s Museum Educational exhibitions and lots of hands-on fun – just a pity it’s not open more often.

School Museum Recreated classroom plus school-related exhibits from the 17th century to the Third Reich.

Deutsche Bahn Museum Feeds the kids’ obsession for choo-choos.

Play

Playground of the Senses Some 80 hands-on ‘stations’ designed to educate children in the laws of nature, physics and the human body. Take the U2 or U3 to Wöhrder Wiese.

Toys

Playmobil This theme park has life-size versions of the popular toys. It's located 9km west of the city centre in Zirndorf; take the S4 to Anwanden, then change to bus 151. Free admission if it's your birthday. Special 'Kleine Dürer' (Little Dürer; €2.99) figures are on sale here and at the tourist office.

Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas shop The Nuremberg branch of this year-round Christmas shop.

Spielzeugmuseum Some 1400 sq metres of Matchbox, Barbie, Playmobil and Lego, plus a great play area.

Germanisches Nationalmuseum Has a toy section and holds ocassional tours for children.