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Family Holiday in Thuringia

The green heart of Germany also has a lot to offer for your family holiday. And the best thing is that the weather plays virtually no role.


In winter, the Thuringian Forest naturally offers you and your children pure snow fun. In the holiday and winter sports region of Oberhof, for example, even the smallest guests enjoy the rapid alpine downhill runs every year. For this reason, children's ski courses and childcare are of course part of the standard programme here. Biathlon shooting with completely safe laser rifles is also very popular with young and old. It takes place regularly at the Haus des Gastes in Oberhof.

Family holidays in all weathers

Thuringia also offers many alternative excursion destinations when the weather is not so nice. Visit the Kids Club Indoor Planet with your children, for example. The indoor playground at the Treff Hotel Panorama makes children's eyes sparkle. On an area of 1200 m², your children will find everything they need to really let off steam. There are over 24 activities on 3 levels. This includes a large play tower, a go-kart children's track, a double slide, a huge climbing mountain and much more. For toddlers, there is a separate play area with extra soft toys. There, even the very youngest guests can play undisturbed.

In the basement of the Haus des Gastes in Oberhof you and your children will also find a variety of activities. A dartboard, pool table, table tennis and table football are waiting for you here. There is also a playroom for our youngest guests.

There is plenty to marvel at in the Exotarium Oberhof. In Central Germany's largest reptile and exotic zoo, spiders, snakes, wonderful fish and other exciting animal species await your visit.

Zella-Mehlis, 9.5 km from Oberhof, also has a lot of animals. In the adventure park Meeresaquarium Zella-Mehlis there is a lot for you and your children to discover. Here you can observe armoured reptiles, sharks, rays, predatory moray eels, piranhas and other freshwater and saltwater fish at close quarters. The special highlight is the one million litre shark tank. On the first floor, a very special experience awaits you and your children in the petting pond. Here you can pet and feed tame ornamental carps.

Also in Zella-Mehlis is the Explorata hands-on world. More than 75 experiment stations, physical phenomena and optical illusions are waiting to be tried out and understood by young and old explorers.

Another worthwhile destination for you and your children is the Maxxis Play Paradise. You will find it in Emleben, 29 km from Oberhof. Here your little ones can let off steam in the climbing house, on the wave slide, in the ball pool or on the soft mountain.

When the weather is nice, a visit to the Rennsteiggarten Oberhof rounds off your family holiday in Thuringia. Here, more than 4,000 alpine plant species await you and your children numerous play activities.

Family holiday with the Oberhof guest card

With the Oberhof guest card, which every holiday guest in Oberhof receives at no extra charge, families can enjoy numerous leisure activities on holiday. They can take part in the active offers or enjoy the culture at no extra cost. Entertaining, musical or informative, whatever you wish. At the Haus des Gastes in Oberhof, families also have the opportunity to borrow game boxes. Depending on the age of the children, the game boxes contain board and parlour games as well as painting and activity materials.