The German Toy Road is a 300 km road of pure fun; the route lies between the city of Nuremberg and Erfurt.
Have fun with the toys, learn how the toys go from production to the children’s playrooms, and also learn about the rich cultural landscape between Nuremberg and Waltershausen.The 300-km route stretches from Nuremberg in the heart of Franconia and the Thuringian state capital of Erfurt.
The road is famous for its unusually enjoyable theme and a wealth of tradition, and its a dream place for kids (but believe me, even adults will enjoy this place).
The toy museums provide deep insights into the cultural and economic history of the two regions and also tells you more about the difficult working conditions under which toys were made to delight children.
Get impressed by the manufacturing process at the doll factory that provides a glimpse of Germany’s high-quality work.
You can also buy a wide range of toys here.
And that’s not all!
You can visit the various fun parks to have a great time.
You will find several hotels and inns on this route, who will win your hearts with their legendary hospitality.
- Route lenghth: 300 km approx.
- Start: Nuremberg, Zirndorf
- End: Erfurt
- Time: Preferably 3 days (car is preferable, but you can explore the German Toy Route by bus and train as well)
- Attractions: Coburg and the Coburg Doll Museum, Neustadt nearby Coburg and the Museum of the German Toy Industry, Playmobil FunPark nearby Zirndorf, Nuremberg with the Toy Museum etc.
Detailed information about the location, events, museums, theme parks can be found on the website of the German toy road (in German only).
“A gem of an Old Town!” is how most visitors refer to Nuremberg, the second-largest city of south German state of Bavaria. Nuremberg is also known as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
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