The 41-acre park is one of Mannheim favorite destinations for families. Planning for the Luisenpark began at 1892, but over the years it was expanded to include new attractions. In 1975, the German National Garden Show took place here and that was the perfect occasion to completely renew the park. Today, the park features boat rides, a Chinese garden and tea house, a rose garden, arboretums, a jungle greenhouse and much more. Admission costs 6 euros for adults, 3 euros for children and an annual pass for adults cost 35 euros.
Theodor-Heuss-Anlage 2; 68165 Mannheim
Tel: +49 (0)621 - 41005-0
Located about 30 minutes from Heidelberg and Mannheim, Holiday Park is one of Germany‘s largest amusement parks and attracts more than one million visitors per year. Holiday Park has a full slate of roller coasters, free fall towers, carousels and many other rides and attractions. Ticket prices range from 10 euros to 28 euros ...depending on height. Show your ID on your birthday and admission is free.
Holiday-Park-Strasse 6; 67454 Hassloch
Tel: +49 (0)6324 5993 900
Located in the middle of the city, the Zoo Heidelberg has nearly 1,500 different animals including lions, tigers, bears, gorillas, sea lions and many more. Since it was renovated and enlarged in 2010, the elephant enclosure has become a popular attraction.
Tiergartenstraße 3; 69120 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0)6221-6455-0
Small children in particular will enjoy this park, in which famous German fairy tales are brought to life. In case the little ones want more action, the park also offers plenty of rides and attractions. Admission is 3 euros for adults and 4 euros for children, plus additional costs for some rides.
Königstuhl 5a; 69117 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 (0)6221-23416
The original Planetarium in Mannheim was one of the first in the world, but was sadly destroyed in World War II. The new planetarium eventually reopened in 1984, and today has stateoftheart multimedia projectors. The planetarium offers a range of educational programs, lectures, and even laser shows with rock music.
Wilhelm-Varnholt-Allee 1; 68165 Mannheim
Tel: +49 (0)621 - 41 56 92
Spread out over 700,000 m2, Kurpfalz-Park is an animal park that the kids will love. The animals include deer, wolves, hawks and wild boars and are presented in their natural habitat. There are also a number of rides and attractions. Admission is 14 euros for adults and 12 euros for children. Admission is free on your birthday.
Rotsteig; 67157 Wachenheim
Tel: +49 (0)6325 - 959010
Billed as the reptile zoo in Germany, the Reptilium in Landau features a full range of reptiles in their natural habitat. The Reptilium features crocodiles, snakes, turtles, lizards and much more. Admission is 15.50 euros for adults and 10.50 euros for children.
Werner-Heisenberg-Str. 1; 76829 Landau
Tel: +49 (0)6341-51000
Founded in 1904, the Landau Zoo is home to about 600 animals including several rare and endangered species. In association with the University of Koblenz-Landau, the zoo also runs a program known as Zoo School which is attended by more than 15,000 children annually. The Zoo School teaches children about environmental issues and animal preservation.
Hindenburgstraße 12; 76829 Landau in der Pfalz
Tel: +49 (0)6341 - 137010
Eberstädter Stalactite Cave
More than 600 meters long and 2 million years old, the Eberstädter Stalactite Cave was discovered in 1971 and opened to the public two years later. Ever since, the cave is one of the main attractions of the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald.