Route Map

The German Fairy Tale Route begins in the Brothers Grimm city of Hanau, their birthplace. Its official starting point is the imposing monument to Jacob and Wilhelm on the market square Neustädter Marktplatz.
From there, the unique route leads through five other stations in the lives of the famous brothers and more than fifty places celebrating fairy tales and legends all the way to Bremen. There the sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians in front of the Ratskeller marks the end of the journey.
On a final detour to Buxtehude, the route leads through various natural and cultural landscapes, remote villages, cosy half-timbered towns, urban cultural centres – and through the GrimmHeimat NordHessen. Legendary castles and fairytale palaces, enchanted forests and the famous Weser River, mystical places of legend and countless fairytale fountains line the route.

The representation of the course of the German Fairy Tale Route shown here with illustrations by Markus Lefrançois could also decorate your home:
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