The Fairy-Tale Road

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  • 1. Deutsches Auswandererhaus

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

  • 2. Dornröschenschloss

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

  • 3. Fürstenberg Porcelain factory

    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 a...Read More

  • 4. Herrenhausen Palace and Gardens

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

  • 5. Reichsabtei Corvey

    The impressive Reichsabtei Corvey, or Schloss Corvey, is idyllically set between the wooded heights of the Solling region and the Weser River. During its 1,200-year...Read More

  • 6. Schloss und Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

    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 hill park....Read More

  • 7. Schnoorviertel

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

  • 8. Stadtschloss

    The city's grandest example of baroque design is the immense Stadtschloss, formerly the residence of the prince-bishops. The Fürstensaal (Princes' Hall), on the second floor,...Read More

  • 9. Wilhelm Busch Museum

    This section of the Georgenpalais, near Herrenhausen, is devoted to the works of cartoonists and caricaturists with an emphasis on Wilhelm Busch, the "godfather of...Read More

  • 10. Altes Rathaus

    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

  • 11. Altes Rathaus

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

  • 12. Brüder Grimm Haus and Museum Steinau

    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

  • 13. Brüder Grimm Nationaldenkmal

    Hanau's main attraction can be reached only on foot. The bronze memorial, erected in 1898, is a larger-than-life-size statue of the brothers, one seated, the...Read More

  • 14. Cathedral Museum

    The Cathedral treasury contains a document bearing St. Boniface's writing, along with several other treasures, including Lucas Cranach the Elder's fine 16th-century painting Christ and...Read More

  • 15. Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum

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

  • 16. Devil's Cave (Tropfsteinhöhle)

    On this half-hour tour through a 2½-million-year-old cave on the outskirts of Steinau, you may stumble upon sleeping bats as you explore the unique geological...Read More

  • 17. Dom zu Fulda

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

  • 18. Elisabethkirche

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

  • 19. Gänseliesel

    The statue of Gänseliesel, the little Goose Girl of German folklore, stands in Göttingen's central market square. The girl, according to the story, was a...Read More

  • 20. Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen

    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...Read More

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