Activities For Dogs In Germany

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Introduction

Germany is one of the largest and most well known countries in all of Western Europe. This beautiful country has a number of landmarks within its borders that have enticed visitors from around the world to explore Deutschland for many decades. Germany is also the world renowned German Shepherd's place of origin as well as the home of the Weimaraner and the Doberman Pinscher. Suffice it to say, Germany has quite a lot of activities for humans and dogs to experience as well as a number of dog friendly hotels and landmarks for dog owners to visit with their four legged friends.

Hainerberg Dog Park

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Any Day
Free
Easy
1 - 2 hrs
Items needed
Waste Pick up bags
Leash
Snacks
Toys
Outdoor Games
Activity description
The Hainerberg Dog Park is sizable area that encourages dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds to visit the park and play with one another. The park is completely free and has a few fountains where dogs can re-hydrate after a long day of playing with others. Dog owners with kids, or who are just itching to go for a few runs down the half pipe, will  be happy to know that the park also has a large biking and skating area for visitors to try out as well. The Hainerberg Dog Park is a must for any dog owners looking to get some exercise in during their trip to Germany.
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Plan for the park
The Hainerberg Dog Park is very similar to many others, so if you and your dog have frequently visited dog parks then you'll already know how to plan for a trip to a dog park. For those dog owners who haven't visited a dog park before, you'll just want to bring a variety of your dog's favorite toys and games along for the trip; Frisbees, ropes, hoops, and balls are all par for the course here.
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Pack for the trip
As well as taking your dog's favorite toys and outdoor games along for the trip, you'll also want to bring dog treats and snacks to help both you and your dog , respectively, refuel while you're out at the Hainerberg Dog Park.
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Head off on an adventure
After all has been said and done, you and your dog should have a great time at the Hainerberg Dog Park; just as a heads up, the park is said to be busiest around 9am, 3:30pm, and 8:30pm. It's during these hours that you'll most likely come across other dogs and their owners so if you're looking to meet new people, these are the opportune hours.
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The Dackelmuseum

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
2 - 5 hrs
Items needed
Waste Pick up Bags
Leash
Activity description
The Dackelmuseum is an art exhibit that's dedicated to the German Dachshund. Being a museum that's dedicated almost entirely to one specific dog breed, the exhibit is naturally open to dog breeds of all shapes and sizes. Josef Küblbeck and Oliver Storz opened the museum in 2018 and have since invited dogs and dog lovers from all around the world to visit the exhibit and take a look at that menagerie of paintings, statues, and toys that the two have collected in honor of the Dachshund. Tickets are incredibly cheap, only costing 3 Euros for students and 5 Euros for adults.
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Find the museum
Being run by two owners gives the Dackelmuseum a certain endearing quality, but it also means that they have to do go above and beyond just to get the word out about the exhibit. As such, the location isn't as easy to find as many others, as even Google Maps doesn't have their address via a search. No to fret, the museum can be found by at the following address: DACKELMUSEUM Große Messergasse1 94032 Passau
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Read about the museum
The founders of the Dackelmuseum are all too happy to share their story and explain to prospective visitors their reasoning for opening a museum that's dedicated to the Dachshund. They offer plenty of information on the internet that details their story and clues visitors in to the history of of the art pieces they'll find at the exhibit.
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Visit the museum
As mentioned before, the Dackelmuseum is a place that openly invites dogs and their owners to visit during any time between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm CEST. Visitors intending to visit as a group of up to 15 people are also encouraged to plan a mass trip to the exhibit and schools are encouraged to visit the Dackelmuseum as well.
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Europa-Park

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Any Day
Moderate
Easy
5 - 8 hrs
Items needed
Waste pick up bags
Leash
Activity description
Europa-Park is quite an interesting location to visit with your dog; it's a massive theme park that's located in Rust, Germany that prides itself on offering clean, wholesome fun for entire groups of families and friends. That includes dogs as well! Europa-Park is one of the few theme parks that not only allows dogs on the premises but specifically offers  a number of services to canines; according to Europa-Park's main website, there are 15 designated drinking stations for dogs that have been carefully placed all around the park. The park does require your pet to be leashed throughout the duration of your visit and there's currently a list of dogs that are restricted from entering certain parts of the park, but this list is subject to change over time.
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Buy a ticket
Preparing for a trip to Europa-Park is a lot like getting ready to visit Disneyland; you'll need to buy your tickets first, either online or in person, before you and your dog can visit the park. Tickets might not cost as much one might expect, as the price of admission for a single Adult is about €49.50 or $59 USD.
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Pack your things
You'll also want to run an inventory check before you and your dog head out to the park grounds; Europa-Park explicitly has a leash law in place, but you might also want to bring a few of the other items that you keep on hand when you go out on walks with your dog.
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Enjoy Your Stay
Much like the Happiest Place On Earth, Europa-Park has a slew of rides and attractions for park visitors to check out. There are also a few open areas where dog owners are free to play with their pets and help them stretch all four of their legs. Dogs may not be allowed on a number of the rides at Europa-Park, but there are plenty of other ways for them to have fun.
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Mountain Hiking

Germany is known for its vast number of mountains,  many of which have areas that make for great hiking trails. For dog owners who are looking for a new activity that'll give both yourself and your four legged companion a good work out,  consider going for a hike along one of Germany's many world famous mountain trails.

Visit Outletcity Metzingen

If you're looking for a great place to get your shopping done while also giving yourself and your dog an opportunity to stretch your legs, you should visit Outletcity Metzingen; dogs are allowed to visit all of the outdoor areas of the Outlet and there are quite a few sites to see and other dogs and dog owners to meet.

Skiing

Germany has a number of ski resorts and other such areas that have been specifically cultivated for the express purpose of skiing. While this activity is more suited for both experienced dog owners and experienced skiers, it's a fun activity that's certainly out of the box and perfectly suited for the snowy mountain ranges that populate much of Germany. 

Conclusion

Hopefully this guide has managed to convey to you just how dog friendly of a country Germany is. Germany's next door neighbor Austria also has a number of activities to experience with your dog, as well as a large array of landmarks to visit and explore. Western Europe, as a whole, has become exceedingly dog friendly over the years. And, in a manner of speaking, one might consider Germany to have been the leader of the pack, in terms of Western European countries becoming more dog friendly; with plenty of parks and outlets to play at and a slew of hotels for you and your dog to stay at, Germany is one of the world's foremost go-to locations for dogs and dog owners.