The Fairy-Tale Road

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  • 1. Deutsches Auswandererhaus

    Museum/Gallery

    Located at the point where 7 million Europeans set sail for the New World, the Deutsches Auswandererhaus is made to order for history buffs...Read More

  • 2. Dornröschenschloss

    Castle/Palace

    The story goes that after Sleeping Beauty had slumbered for 100 years, the thick thorn hedge surrounding her castle suddenly burst into blossom...Read More

  • 3. Fürstenberg Porcelain factory

    Store/Mall

    Germany's second-oldest porcelain factory is at Fürstenberg, 24 km (14 miles) north of Bad Karlshafen and 8 km (5 miles) south of Höxter, in...Read More

  • 4. Herrenhausen Palace and Gardens

    Museum/Gallery

    The gardens of the former Hannoverian royal summer residence are the city's showpiece, unmatched in Germany for its formal precision, with patterned...Read More

  • 5. Reichsabtei Corvey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The impressive Reichsabtei Corvey, or Schloss Corvey, is idyllically set between the wooded heights of the Solling region and the Weser River...Read More

  • 6. Schloss und Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

    Castle/Palace

    The magnificent grounds of the 18th-century Schloss and the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, at the western edge of Kassel, are said to be Europe's largest...Read More

  • 7. Schnoorviertel

    Neighborhood/Street

    Stroll through the narrow streets of this idyllic district, a jumble of houses, taverns, and shops. This is Bremen's oldest district, dating...Read More

  • 8. Stadtschloss

    Castle/Palace

    The city's grandest example of baroque design is the immense Stadtschloss, formerly the residence of the prince-bishops. The Fürstensaal ...Read More

  • 9. Wilhelm Busch Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This section of the Georgenpalais, near Herrenhausen, is devoted to the works of cartoonists and caricaturists through the centuries. The emphasis...Read More

  • 10. Altes Rathaus

    Government Building

    The Old Town Hall was begun in the 13th century and houses a completely preserved Gothic heating system in the part-medieval, part-Renaissance...Read More

  • 11. Altes Rathaus

    Notable Building

    It took nearly 100 years, starting in 1410, to build this gabled brick edifice that once contained a merchants' hall and an apothecary. In 1844...Read More

  • 12. Böttcherstrasse

    Neighborhood/Street

    Don't leave Bremen's Altstadt without strolling down this street, at one time inhabited by coopers. Between 1924 and 1931 the houses were torn...Read More

  • 13. Brüder Grimm Haus and Museum Steinau

    Museum/Gallery

    Occupying both the house where the Brothers Grimm lived for much of their childhoods as well as the house's old barn, the Brüder Grimm Haus...Read More

  • 14. Cathedral Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Cathedral treasury contains a document bearing St. Boniface's writing, along with several other treasures, including Lucas Cranach the Elder...Read More

  • 15. Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum

    Museum/Gallery

    The country's largest and most fascinating maritime museum, the Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum, includes a harbor, open from April through October...Read More

  • 16. Devil's Cave (Tropfsteinhöhle)

    Cave

    On this half-hour tour through a 2.5-million-year-old cave on the outskirts of Steinau, you may stumble upon sleeping bats as you explore the...Read More

  • 17. Dom zu Fulda

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Fulda's 18th-century cathedral, an impressive baroque building with an ornate interior, has two tall spires and stands on the other side of...Read More

  • 18. Elisabethkirche

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Marburg's most important building is the Elisabethkirche, which marks the burial site of St. Elizabeth (1207–31), the town's favorite daughter...Read More

  • 19. Gänseliesel

    Public Art

    The statue of Gänseliesel, the little Goose Girl of German folklore, stands in Göttingen's central market square, symbolizing the strong link...Read More

  • 20. Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    The site of the infamous POW and concentration camp is now a memorial to the victims of World War II and the Holocaust. Anne Frank was among...Read More

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