Towns & Regions

It's an old, often used image. But what could better describe the German Fairy Tale Route than the picture of the pearl necklace? More than 60 towns and regions are connected like colourful pearls by the red thread of the route.
Each place, each region stands for itself and at the same time contributes to the attractive diversity of the fairytale travel route. There are the life stations of the Brothers Grimm and also of other famous personalities, such as Hans Staden. Baunatal and Schauenburg, on the other hand, were the original homes of important fairytale contributors. Some places are demonstrably connected with well-known stories, such as Bodenwerder with Baron Münchhausen and his tall tales, or Ebergötzen with Max and Moritz. Elsewhere, the connection to a fairy tale is especially cultivated in the place name itself, as in "Mother Hulda Land" and "Little Red Riding Hood Country". And there are places that entice visitors with the treasure of regional legends and stories, such as Nienburg and Rehburg-Loccum in the Middle Weser region, Freiensteinau, Grebenhain and Herbstein in the Vogelsberg and more.

My favourite place on the German Fairy Tale Route is the spot where I was awoken by a kiss – the Sleeping Beauty Castle Sababurg.

Sleeping Beauty from Hofgeismar

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