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Tales, Legends, Myths

This triad is part of the logo of the German Fairy Tale Route. Why?
Because the Brothers Grimm have published 585 "German Tales" in addition to the 200 "Tales of Children and the Home". Because "the Pied Piper of Hameln" is a legendary figure and the story of St. Elisabeth, who can be traced in Kaufungen and Marburg, is also a legend.
And because we also want to invite you to discover the story behind the stories.
Was Rapunzel imprisoned in the tower of the Trendelburg, where you can meet her regularly today? Why, of all things, does the fairy tale of the Town Musicians have a place name in its title? And why Bremen? Doesn’t the story of the four animal heroes end in a house in the forest?
These questions lead from "the fantasy world of fairy tales" almost directly into "the world of sagas and legends" – a world in which every story has a historical reference, a true core. But where are the boundaries? Where are the transitions? And where are the dotted lines from the following stories to the places and regions along the German Fairy Tale Route? – Will you pursue this? It's worth it!

Goodness gracious! Although dead for over 200 years, I am omnipresent as a historical figure on the German Fairy Tale Route with my fantastic stories.

Baron von Münchhausen - Lying Baron from Münchhausen region of Bodenwerder

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