Legoland in Bavaria

(photo credit - Stefan Scheer

There is a little LEGO love in all of us, the timeless and ultimate creative kids toy, which passes from generation to generation, so why not indulge your inner LEGO self by taking the family to Legoland Bavaria, which has won the Parkscout awards for Germany's Most Child-Friendly Theme Park and Best Family Amusement Park?

Located on an area of 26 football pitches, Legoland Bavaria is a combination of theme park, astonishing LEGO constuctions, including famous European towns and landscapes, which have been created using 25 million pieces, just one of the attractions at MINILAND, where cars, trains, animals and more can all be made to move with the appropriate sound effects at the touch of a button.

There are roller coasters, water attrations, experiment centres and shows, truly something for everyong. Check out this short video overview to get a better feel:

With accommodation, restaurants and shops just some of the additional amenities, there is no need to limit a visit to a day trip, and the extremely informative official website (also in English) gives a comprehensive overview of what is on offer. Check it out here.  

LEGOLAND® Deutschland is open from March, 28 to November, 8 2015 from 10 am until 6 pm. Longer opening hours apply on weekends, during vacation time and on public holidays. Attractions (except MINILAND) are closing one hour prior to park closing-time. Restaurant and shop hours may vary due to visitor appearance.

You can save up to 25% by booking online, with prices for adults from 31.12 euro and children (3-11) from 27.75. Tickets for a family of 4 from 26.50.

To reach Legoland:

By car

LEGOLAND Deutschland is right between Stuttgart and Munich in Germany.
You can reach LEGOLAND directly via the highway A8 between Munich and Stuttgart. Just exit at Günzburg.
Address for your navigation system
LEGOLAND ALLEE, 89312 Günzburg, Germany
Parking area is available for 6 € per day.
A parking area for your camper is available too.

By train

Your can reach LEGOLAND easily by train to Günzburg, Germany. A shuttle bus is available. Driving hours: Every 15 minutes in the high season; every 30 in the shoulder season. The shuttle is free of charge, on production of the train ticket. 

89312 Günzburg

Service Tel.: +49 (0) 180 6 700 757 01* (daily from 09:00 - 17:00)

Service Fax.: +49 (0) 180 6 54 5801*

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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 (, Total Hvar ( and Total Inland Dalmatia (, 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 [email protected] or visit my main writing website, 

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