Your fairy tale adventure begins in Germany with beautiful landscapes and towns, which encouraged the writing and setting of many well-known fantasy tales. Some of these stories you may have heard of before - Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel. This enchanting adventure reaching 600km in total, invites you to fulfil your imagination with the history and culture of breathtaking Germany.
The road trip begins in the famous town of Hanau in Germany, just east of Frankfurt which is well known for being the birthplace of the Grimm brothers, publishers of the well-loved fairy tales. In this town you can visit historic highlights including the Palace Schloss Philippsruhe dating back to the 1700's or the historic spa of Wilhelmsbad.
The exquisite scenery and landscaping you will encounter through the duration of your drive, will allow you to interpret the influential part it played in all fairy tales. The charming towns you will stop along the way ensure great fun not only for the individual but families, as there is many activities along the way for all ages with countless leisure and recreational opportunities!
A tour of the Schwalm Region is a must, you can go exploring with the Tudor style ambience and visit the culturally and historically significant buildings, museums, half-timbered houses and festivals of the region. You will find that Little Red Riding Hood was set in the deep forests of this region.
Travelling north to Trendelburg, you will grasp the strong resemblance to the fairy tale Rapunzel. The castle of Trendelburg was the setting for Rapunzel with the famous tower with the crumbling walls which she hung her down to her prince. Just 11km away, you will also find the 650 year old castle Sababurg where Sleeping Beauty slept for 100 years. Spend the night there for the real fairy tale experience.
Continuing north, you will reach the town of Hoxter, where you can visit the extensive building the Schloss Corvey and explore beautiful grounds. Continuing north, you will arrive at Hamelin which is home to the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The pretty city is set amongst the landscape of the Weserbergland hills and is ideal for walks, bike rides and boat trips. The final stop on our fairy tale drive, reaches Bremen. Last but not least, this city offers a range of attractions including St. Peter's Cathedral with stunning stain glass windows, the mediaeval town centre of Schnoor Viertrel and the landmark of Historische Altstadt. This beautiful drive offers experiences for a relaxing or jam packed holiday.
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