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FAIRY TALE ROAD
Frankfurt – Hanau – Steinau an der Straße – Marburg – Kassel – Göttingen Hameln – Bremen
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5 to 99
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If you have grown up with the Grimm brothers’ tales, a road trip in Germany on the Fairy Tale Road will be exactly the right one for you! The beautiful route through the picturesque landscapes of Germany will let your imagination run wild. Spend a memorable holiday in search of a gingerbread house in sleepy Hessian villages or in dark forests.
The Fairy Tale Road is one of the most beautiful routes in Germany owing its name to the most fabulous scenery from the fairy tales collected by the Grimm brothers. The road runs with a total length of approximately 500 miles along a world taken right out of a picture book, past majestic cathedrals and magical castles. Our road trip takes you from Frankfurt through Marburg all the way to Bremen.
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Day by day itinerary
NEXT STOP ⇨ FRANKFURT AND HANAU ( 25 KM – Approx 29 minutes)
The perfect start to your road trip to Bremen would be in Frankfurt. Mainhatten, as the city is often called, is considered the business capital of Germany. Frankfurt Airport is easily accessible and it is an excellent starting point for exploring the German Fairytale Route.
WHAT TO DO IN FRANKFURT:
Depending on how much time you plan for the entire trip, we recommend spending at least 24 hours in Frankfurt in order not to miss any of the great wonders of Frankfurt am Main: the Senckenberg Museum, the Goethe House]
WHAT TO DO IN HANAU:
We will provide you car rental so you will Experience the magic of the Fairy Tale Road. In about a half hour you will reach your first destination on your itinerary – Hanau. Once in Hanau, you will quickly notice the still-present reverence for the Brothers Grimm. The main attraction of the city is a bronze monument larger than life, built in 1898 to the brothers Grimm.
NEXT STOP ⇨ STEINAU AND MARBURG (115 KM – Approx 1 hour 55 minutes)
About 30 minutes from Hanau you will reach Steinau, the only city besides Hanau that can be officially called “Brothers Grimm Town”! Until the age of 12, the brothers lived in Steinau. You will instantly feel you went back in time and dived into the storybooks of your childhood only at the sight of the typical half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and palaces with magical towers.
WHAT TO DO IN STEINAU:
The main attraction to visit during a road trip to barrier free Steinau is the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm. The Grimm Brothers’ House and the Museum Steinau present the works of the brothers. Schloss Steinau, an imposing castle with a marvellous view over the whole city, is another popular attraction. Plan a visit to the Steinauer puppetry in Steinau Castle and get amused by the ancient art of puppetry.
Throughout the city, there are dozens of historically significant buildings and prime examples of 17th century architecture. Some of the most impressive sights in Immenstadt are the ruins of Laubenberger Castle stone and Königsegg Castle.
WHAT TO DO IN MARBURG:
Once you’re on the road with your rental car on the German Fairytale Route, take in the beautiful landscape, quiet valleys and pass Freiensteinau, Lauterbach and Alsfeld until you reach your next stop Marburg. Jacob Grimm described the city once with the words “more stairs in the streets than in the houses. Marburg is a quite steep city whose streets are mainly composed of cobblestones.
A significant part of the city’s main cultural attractions is the Elisabeth Church or St. Elizabeth’s Church, one of the most important buildings of the city and with a generous collection of religious art, frescoes and statues.
Overnight at MARBURG (3,4 or 5 star accommodation according to client’s budget).
NEXT STOP ⇨ KASSEL AND GÖTTINGEN: (114 KM – Approx. 1 hour 54 minutes)
At the beginning of the third day, drive your rental car on the scenic Fairytale Road Trip to Kassel . The journey with a car hire to Kassel should not take more than hour and a half. The Grimm brothers spent their youth as librarians for the King of Westphalia – Jerome Bonaparte, who was also the youngest brother of Napoléon in Kassel.
WHAT TO DO IN KASSEL:
Much of the city from the days of the Grimm brothers was destroyed by the Second World War. The city was eventually rebuilt, but without regard to its former architectural appearance. Nevertheless, Kassel offers its visitors two worthwhile visits during their stay – the Grimm brother’s Museum as well as the Wilhelmshöhe, a castle and a mountain park, which lies on the western edge of Kassel, and is considered the largest hill landscape in Europe. A giant statue of Hercules is guarding the hill. If you decide to climb the mountain, put on some comfortable shoes and bring sufficient drinking water with you.
WHAT TO DO IN GÖTTINGEN:
Your next stop along the Fairy Tale Road on your road trip to Kassel is Göttingen. After only about 45 minutes of driving north you will arrive in the famous university town, Göttingen. The Grimm brothers taught here once as professors. One of the most visited places in the city is the central square where you can see the statue of a little girl with the goose, one of the most kissed statues in the world. It is said that anyone who kisses the Mother Goose, will be rewarded with happiness. So it is not surprising that every year the graduates of the local university kiss the statue as a token of gratitude.
Overnight at IN GÖTTINGEN (3,4 or 5 star accommodation according to client’s budget).
NEXT STOP ⇨ HAMELN AND BREMEN (182 KM – Approx. 2 hours 51 minutes)
The last leg of the journey on the Fairy Tale Road consists of a two-hour drive in your car from Hameln to Bremen, the smallest city state in Germany. Bremen is home to the oldest and second largest port in the country. Since there is quite a lot to see, you should plan an early afternoon start from Hameln to reach Bremen before nightfall. The night life in and around the Schnoor quarter is always worth a visit. On the 5th day, you can then devote your time to the magnificent sights of Bremen.
WHAT TO DO IN BREMEN:
The popular places to visit during a road trip to Bremen are the Market Square, located in the charming old town, the Roselius House Museum and the St. Peter’s Cathedral, a Gothic cathedral from the 11th century. Another popular landmark of the city can be found on the main square – the famous statue of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm brother’s fairy tale.The funny and highly ironic fact about the story is that the four animals in the fairy tale have never made it to Bremen.
Overnight at BREMEN (3,4 or 5 star accommodation according to client’s budget).
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