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Once upon a time…is now!

Time travel to the magical worlds of Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Pied Piper and more along the 600 km route that follows the fairy tales penned by the master storytellers Brothers Grimm, inspired by real and enchanting places on this route extending from their birthplace in Hanau to Bremen, the home of the famous four-legged town musicians (Tiercombo).

Create your own fairy tale adventure as you enter enchanting medieval towns, bewitched castles, fairytale palaces, grottos and museums. Lose yourself in a realm of sagas, myths and legends, where the festivities never stop: open-air plays, puppet theatres, fairytale festivals, barn festivals, themed meals and medieval Tafeleyen feasts – and there's even the chance to bump into some of your favourite fairytale characters.

Travel by car, bicycle, on foot or by water and soak in the spectacular beauty of Germany through eight nature parks, enchanting highlands and riversides that line the route, while images of half-timbered villages and romantic cities flutter past one after the other like the pages of a storybook. Delve into a countryside scattered with flowers, stride through deep forests, put your finger on the pulse of vibrant cities and enjoy the hospitality that lies round every twist and turn.

It's time to stop reading the tale and start living it on the German Fairy Tale Route. Sometimes fairy tales come true!

Stops with questions along the German Fairy Tale Route

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Bremen

Bremen

Hameln

Hameln

Trendelburg

Trendelburg

Kassel

Kassel

Bad Wildungen-Bergfreiheit

Bad
Wildungen-
Bergfreiheit

Alsfeld

Alsfeld

Marburg

Marburg

Hanau

Hanau

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