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    Family Road Trip to Odenthal and Cologne: Fairytale Magic, Animals and Water Fun

    Family Road Trip to Odenthal and Cologne: Fairytale Magic, Animals and Water Fun
    Starts from

    Düsseldorf

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    18

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    129 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Düsseldorf

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    129 mi

    Natural AttractionsFamily-FriendlyAnimals and Farms
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    Kat Tinkl

    Kat Tinkl

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Visit a fairytale forest.
    • Feed animals in a wildlife enclosure.
    • Observe the animals at Cologne Zoo.
    • Go climbing in a high-ropes park.
    • Swim in a heated outdoor pool in a forest.
    This three-day family road trip to Odenthal and Cologne is packed with fun for the whole family. It brings you the fairytale magic of the Märchenwald Altenberg, the joy of getting to see wild animals from up close at two different wildlife enclosures and at Cologne Zoo, the excitement of climbing among tree tops at a high-ropes park and the fun of splashing about in a heated outdoor pool located in the middle of a forest. What more could you and your family possibly wish for?
    Of course, there is also plenty of time for resting and recharging over delicious food along the way. You will even get to participate in the German tradition of having coffee and cake in the late afternoon – which really is a wonderful excuse to enjoy a nice slice of cake.

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    This three-day family road trip to Odenthal and Cologne is packed with fun for the whole family. It brings you the fairytale magic of the Märchenwald Altenberg, the joy of getting to see wild animals from up close at two different wildlife enclosures and at Cologne Zoo, the excitement of climbing among tree tops at a high-ropes park and the fun of splashing about in a heated outdoor pool located in the middle of a forest. What more could you and your family possibly wish for?
    Of course, there is also plenty of time for resting and recharging over delicious food along the way. You will even get to participate in the German tradition of having coffee and cake in the late afternoon – which really is a wonderful excuse to enjoy a nice slice of cake.
    Kat Tinkl

    Kat Tinkl

    Travel Expert

    • Visit a fairytale forest.
    • Feed animals in a wildlife enclosure.
    • Observe the animals at Cologne Zoo.
    • Go climbing in a high-ropes park.
    • Swim in a heated outdoor pool in a forest.

    Travel itinerary

    Being Enchanted by Fairytale Magic at the Märchenwald Altenberg
    5 Activities

    Day 1

    49 mi0.3 mi

    Being Enchanted by Fairytale Magic at the Märchenwald Altenberg

    Today's main event is a visit to the Märchenwald (fairytale forest) Altenberg, where everything revolves around the fairytales written by the Brothers Grimm. Here, you and your children get to explore the different fairytales in a unique way. A visit to a local playground is also on the itinerary for today to allow your kids to get rid of any excess energy they might still have before it is time for dinner and bed to get a good night's rest – for tomorrow's adventures await.
    10:15
    Climbing at a High-Ropes Park and Observing Animals at a Wildlife Enclosure
    5 Activities

    Day 2

    33 mi0.7 mi

    Climbing at a High-Ropes Park and Observing Animals at a Wildlife Enclosure

    Today begins with a visit to a high-ropes park, where you and your family get to climb among tree tops to test your balance and fine-tune your motor skills. Later on, your journey takes you to a wildlife enclosure, where you will get to observe animals such as deer and wild boar. You will also get to enjoy the German tradition of having coffee and cake in the late afternoon.
    15:00
    Observing More Wild Animals and Swimming in an Outdoor Pool in a Forest
    8 Activities

    Day 3

    48 mi0.4 mi

    Observing More Wild Animals and Swimming in an Outdoor Pool in a Forest

    Today is the last day of your three-day trip, and it certainly finishes on a high note. You will start your day by observing more wild animals in another wildlife enclosure, then go swimming in a heated outdoor pool in a forest and see even more animals at the zoo in Cologne. Little animal lovers will be so pleased.

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