Days Out In Germany That Won’t Break The Bank
Planning some days out in Germany? Saarburg is a fantastic holiday destination for families with children; you can find peace and tranquillity in the mountains and along the beautiful rivers, and there are a wealth of fun activities on offer that wont break the bank. Some are even free!
Here are our top 3 days out in Germany on a budget;
Villeroy und Boch, Saaruferstraße, 66693 Mettlach, Germany
Ok, a ceramics museum might not sound like the kind of activity that would be on the top of your ‘fun things to do on holiday’ list, but this place really is worth a visit. Its only 6 Euros for a family of four and the ceramics are like works of art. There is also an opportunity for budding artists to decorate their own Villeroy & Boch plate or cup at the end of the tour, for around 2 Euros.
Am Engelbach 1, 54439 Saarburg, Germany
At 19 Euros for a family of four we thought this place was pretty good value. Start off by climbing to the top of the mountain to watch the birds of prey demonstration, its breath-taking! The demonstration lasts around 30 minutes and takes place at 11am and 3pm daily – the show is interactive and you are allowed to touch and handle some of the birds.
The talk throughout the demonstration is in German and Dutch, we speak English but we didn’t feel that we missed out at all as the visual display was so good. The park also homes a range of animals such as Meercats, Racoons and Pigs – we would recommend attending the afternoon bird show, as the feeding of all the animals takes place straight after the show and our kids were allowed to feed the Racoons.
Waldstraße 204, 66663 Merzig, Germany
We saw Timber Wolves, Polar Wolves & Mongolian Wolves but they were all asleep! I guess we didn’t time our visit very well and if we go again I will call ahead and find out what time they feed the wolves!
We still had a great time at the Wolf park though; the park is set in a beautiful forest and the walking route takes you around numerous enclosures that are well maintained and well signed. Its currently free to visit but we saw that the park is under development, which made us think that it wont stay free for long. Get your hiking boots out, take a picnic and enjoy nature at its best.
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