I'm trying to get tips or any advice on visiting Legoland in Germany. We'll be there in June and only plan on only 1 day. We'll visit there while we're in Munich. I've tried to do an internet search but barely anything has come up. Has anyone had experience visiting there? Is it worth buying the food package they offer? We have twin 8 year olds that we're surprising with this stop. Thanks!
I have been 3 times - always over multiple days. What do you want to know? I didn't even know they had a food package - are you sure they do?
Overall, it is a great park for 8 year olds. Not too big; nothing too scary. Lines can be long for certain rides. Many of the rides include water, so be sure to bring a poncho and changes of clothes. A bathing suit is a must.
I haven't visited, but I know where it is. It's kind of a long daytrip from Munich. More convenient as a daytrip from Stuttgart, or maybe even Nürnberg.
just a comment.
apparently there is a kid that made a braille typewriter (to make braille pages) out of legos and some others things. Apparently he didnt like the fact they were so expensive. i think he called it a "braillego" or something like that.
Thank you for the replies.
Emily - Good to know about extra clothes, etc. They do offer a meal pass with the family package if opted. Today is the last day of a special that the family pass was discounted so it was only 115 Euro but I didn't buy the food pass since we probably won't eat all the food anyway. I saw that they have an Express Pass option but it seemed pretty pricey for getting significantly less wait times. There are 4 of us so maybe the 12 Euro one as it is per person. Wasn't sure and didn't want to buy something extra that wouldn't do us much good. The park opens at 10 so how much earlier should we get there due to parking? We will have our tickets already so we won't have to stand on a line for that.
Tom- The time shows only 1 hour driving time from our hotel in Munich. We'll have a car so we won't need to worry about public transportation. According to the directions when entered, it's the same drive time from Stuttgart.
Kids are still in school in June in this part of the world, but there are several long holidays weekends that month. The weekends of June 6 - June 10 and June 19 - 22 will be busier than normal due to the holidays. Sounds like you already have your tickets, but a week day would probably be best (shortest waiting times, etc). It would also be a major stinker if you ended going on a day with bad weather. Can you not be flexible and buy your tix once you have a sense of the weather? If you have your tickets before you arrive, however, you will get in faster as the queue for buying tix is long. Parking - I have never driven in, but the lot always looks not so full first thing in the morning.
Luckily the tickets are good for ANY day and we were planning on going on a week day so I'm glad to know that school is still in. So even if a day has bad weather, we can try to move it to another day. We'll also be in Stuttgart the week before so we can see if that works out better. We do have a lot of things planned while we're in Stuttgart, though. But either way, we are lucky to be very flexible with the tickets. We will have them printed out ahead of time so we shouldn't have to go to a will-call window (hopefully).
"The time shows only 1 hour driving time from our hotel in Munich. We'll have a car so we won't need to worry about public transportation. " Are you staying in a far western suburb of Munich? Even if traffic along A8 wasn't horrendous (which is it. All the time.), Munich to Ulm in an hour is REALLY stretching it.
Just don't go over those long weekends and you'll be fine.
We are staying just west of the Englischer Garten (roughly the mid point). Directions show us taking the A99 to the A8. We're used to pretty horrendous traffic in Atlanta but I'm sure it's different everywhere and I really appreciate you letting us know that the "hour" is not realistic at all. If we need to leave a lot earlier, we will but for us, we're better going from Munich than Stuttgart just due to activities planned (we're visiting family in Stuttgart and then have day trips planned around that). We've been to and driven in Germany several times before this but this is the first time with our kids.
I took an 8-year-old to Legoland DE in 2008 and it was a great time! I blogged about our day here: http://www.travelblog.org/Europe/Germany/Bavaria/G-nzburg/blog-305067.html
The big highlight for us was the Fahrschule (driving school), where kids attend a safety class, get their own driving license, and then get to drive their own kid-sized Lego cars around a kid-sized Lego city. I checked the website and it looks like they still have it. 5 Euros extra, worth every Euro-penny.
The different German states go on school vacation at different times during the summer (so the entire country isn't all on holiday at once - clever planning). We also were lucky to go when Bavaria was still in school and really didn't have to wait in queues for rides at all.
Thanks! Just read the blog. They will love the driving school. And like your daughter, mine will probably be just as reckless considering she got pulled over for speeding in our local summer program "safety town" that they teach here for kids. My son has Asperger's so I'm not sure if he'll be as focused but we'll have to see. Either way, they will have a blast. Thank you for the input!