Welcome to the fairytale land of the Brothers Grimm – The German Fairy Tale Route

14 September 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  6 minutes

German Fairy Tale Route map © deutsche-maerchenstrasse.com

German Fairy Tale Route map © deutsche-maerchenstrasse.com

The route stretches over 600 km from Hanau near Frankfurt in the south to Bremen in the north, meandering through the towns and cities where the Brothers Grimm lived and worked, connecting the places and landscapes of their collected fairy tales into a route of wonders.

The Fairy Tale Route offers culture and history, enchanting medieval towns of half-timbered houses, castles and fortresses, museums and art galleries, concerts and theatres – a charming blend of traditional town life, urban atmosphere and local folklore crafts.

The diverse landscapes and scenes along the Fairy Tale Route are varied but always magical. The countryside includes the German low mountain range with the Kinzig river valley between the Vogelsberg and Spessart, the gentle Schwalm, the densely wooded Knüll, the historically interesting Chattengau area southwest of the art metropolis of Kassel, the idyllic Eichsfeld and the Weser mountain region with its charming river valley. There is the lowland plain in the north with its fertile marshes of the Weser River and its mouth close to the sea near Bremen. This fairytale paradise can also be discovered on foot along numerous enchanting footpaths, or by bicycle. A myriad of regional and national cycle paths run through gentle valleys, in many places through an intact cultural landscape.   read more…

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