Who needs a trip to Disney World when you can immerse yourself in the authentic world of fairy tales along Germany’s original Fairy Tale Route? This 300 plus mile journey will carry your through the countryside focusing on the exact locals the Brothers Grimm gathered the narratives for their world-famous tales. There are dozens of castles, museums, houses, enchanted forests, and trails to discover on your travels.
At many stops along your journey, you can personally meet up with real live fairy tale heroes and villains from your favorite tales and legends via enchanting fairytale-related events, live theater, street musicians, and storytellers. Visit Deutsche Maerchenstrasse to plan your journey.
Little Red Riding Hood’s House – Alsfeld, Rotkäppchenhaus
Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Sababurg Castle Reinhardswald Park
Pied Piper – city of Hamelin
Snow White – Lügde Myth Path at Herlingsburg
Rupunzel – Emichsburg Castle, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Bremen Town Musicians – city of Bremen
The Enchanted Forest – Wilhelmshöhe Mountain Park
Brother’s Grimm House – Steinau (white house in the center)