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Countless events invite young and old to explore the treasure chamber of the Brothers Grimm. Large-scale festivals, groovy musicals, and exciting fairytale days take you directly into the realm of fairy tales, sagas and legends.
And there are also many places along the route that entice you to celebrate and relax in a fairytale atmosphere year after year: from Easter to Christmas, from the International Easter Egg Market at the Fürstenberg Porcelain Manufactory and the Fairytale Week in Bad Sooden-Allendorf, to fairytale summer festivals in Gudensberg and Niedenstein, to the atmospheric Advent and Christmas markets in Buxtehude, Fritzlar, Heiligenstadt spa, Holzminden, and almost every town along the way.
One click takes you to our special tips, the Highlights. In the comprehensive Event Calendar you can search and find what, when, and where you want to experience what the Route has to offer.

© WFB Bremen, Carina Tank

Christmas season . . . . Time for Fairytales!

Magnificent Christmas markets along the German Fairytale Route

Brightly colourful experiences & events

Come along out of the here and now and immerse yourself into the world of fairy tales, sagas, and legends!
Let yourself drift in the hustle and bustle of the city and discover enchanted old town streets. Experience magical events in places where fairy tales come to life. With theatres and festivals, city tours, theme parks and markets, there is something for everyone.
Our travel adventure continues in the other videos – When will your journey along the German Fairy Tale Route begin?

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