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This family storybook vacation on the Grimms Fairy Tale Road started in  Hanau , the place where Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm were born. The journey continued on to Steinau der Strasse and Kassel.

Now let’s journey on to visit the remaining fascinating cities on this magical trip.

 

 

Gottingen

Continuing on the enchanted road to Gottingen is where the Brothers Grimm lived after they moved away from Kassel. While living here, the Grimm brothers held professorships at the city’s famous university, which was founded in 1734.

The most famous landmark in this city is the Goose Girl fountain in front of the medieval town. She is also the most kissed girl, since it is an essential part of graduation celebrations for every student who finishes a doctorate at the George August University, Gottingen to climb the fountain and kiss the statue of the goose girl.

And, here’s Goose Girl movie trailer for the ancient tale of mistaken identity.
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Hamelin

Following along the road, you can travel to the famous city of Hamelin.
And who is responsible for the town’s fame?
Of course the “Rattenfänger von Hameln”, the “Pied Piper of Hamelin”! 
For centuries now, the “Pied Piper” has been the town’s landmark. You might want to join one of the town’s “Pied Piper” guided tours. The tours take you to the famous spots and historic locations out of which the fairy-tale evolved.

 

 

 

Before you go, you may find this Anime Version of the Pied Piper fun.
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Bremen

The final city to visit is Bremen, the heart of North West Germany and home to the famous Bremen Town Musicians. The city’s Town Hall with its Renaissance architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the famous bronze display of the Bremen Town Musicians on the Town Hall’s western side.

Whether you’re familiar or want to know about the famous Bremen Town Musicians here’s a short travel guide to enjoy.
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What’s Next?

Planning your journey includes: 1) catching up on reading the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales and 2) Travel Plans

For travel plans please visit to fodors,which is a help source for travel guide for your Fairy Tale Journey.

And here are:

Travel Essentials for the Fairy Tale Road

  • 370 miles long, with 50 towns and cities along the route
  • Starting Point: Hanau, 13 miles east of Frankfurt
  • End Point: Bremen
  • Getting There: Fly to Frankfurt International Airport
  • Getting Around: The best way to experience the Fairy Tale Road is by car, and you can get a rental car at the Frankfurt Airport. Take the Autobahn A66 to Hanau, the starting point of the Fairy Tale Road, and from there just follow the signposts for your route.
  • Time to Take: One week
  • Take a look at the Fairy Tale Road Map

Your comments are always welcome.

 

 

 

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