Jacob and Wilhelm
Grimm have attained world fame due to their collections of
"Children's and Household Tales". Follow their traces
through romantic forests, wild landscapes, and picturesque
little towns with timber framed facades. And get to know the
home of "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping
Beauty", "Hänsel and Gretel", and many
stop of your journey in the steps of the Grimm Brothers is
Hanau and nearby Steinau. Here the famous collectors
of fairy tales spent their early childhood. Immerse yourself
in the time of the Grimm's and see the important places where
they grew up. You'll see the buildings where the family lived,
the school buildings of the children and the St. Catherine's
Church, where the grandfather preached. The Brothers-Grimm-House
in the old administration building gives you a good insight
into the life, work and influence of the Brothers Grimm before
you visit the Steinau castle.
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years 1802 and 1803 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm took up the study
of law in the university town of Marburg. Let us invite
you to explore the city and look for stairs, houses and walls
of the "Grimm-Dich-Pfad", to discover the famous
characters from Grimm's fairy tales and to climb the city.
From Marburg castle you'll have a wonderful view over the
Lahn valley. Here the landscapist and graphic artist
Otto Ubbelohde, who became famous for his illustrations of
Grimm's Fairy Tales, lived and worked in a beautiful half-timbered
house. Today the great work of the artist is presented here
in a little museum.
the German Fairy Tale Route your journey takes you
to Frankenberg, the city of the ten towers. You will
visit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Bergfreiheit
before arriving at and in the fairytale-like town of Homberg
(Efze), the hometown of "Little Brother And Little
Sister." Also Terra Lu Travel is based here.
years Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm lived in Kassel and collected
fairy tales. The city guide will show you what achievement
the Grimm Brothers have also provided in the field of language
and literature, and explains why the famous "Children's
and Household Tales" (published in 1812) were declared
a World Documentary Heritage by UNESCO.
place to see in Kassel is the wonderful exhibition about the
Grimm's life and work in the new GRIMMWELT. This 2015' opened,
brand new facility is a unique museum, devoted to the Brothers
Grimm. Located in a prominent spot in the city on an area
of around 4,000 square meters, the new museum features many
interactive elements as well as numerous original exhibits.
continues through "Reinhardswald" forest
to Sababurg, the Castle of Sleeping Beauty. Your guide
gives you an insight into the life at court, and you'll become
acquainted with the local mythology. In the afternoon you
travel to Trendelburg with the famous Rapunzel tower
and enjoy your fabulous dinner at the castle.
stop is in Hamelin, the town of the Pied Piper. You
will follow the Pied Piper on a tour through this picturesque
town and hear about the history of the 765 year old legend
which appears not just in the fairy tale collection of the
Brothers Grimm but also in the writings of Johann Wolfgang
von Goethe and Robert Browning. No doubt that you will enjoy
musical, performed open-air by the citizen of Hamelin.
Museum for Fairy Tales will be another stop as you travel
north bound along the Weser River.
stop along the German Fairy Tale Road is Bremen, home
of the Town Musicians. The rich facades and imposing architecture
reflects the wealth this town already had in the 16th century
from global trade. And of course your group will take a group
picture with the Town Musicians in front of the gothic town
farewell dinner tonight will be in the Ratskeller, the 600
year old restaurant in the historic town hall (another UNESCO
World Heritage Site).
is a sample, based on tours we planned for groups. But no two Terra
Lu tours are the same. Our proposal for you might be different,
depending on time of travel and availability of services.
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