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German Fairy Tale Route – on the banks of the Weser

The story of what inspired the Brothers Grimm to write their fairy tales is almost a fairy tale in itself. As the story goes, the brothers set off into the enchanted forest to ask the local people what events had actually taken place in the isolated farmhouses and castles to give the forest its mystical name.

Our suggested itinerary for the German Fairy Tale Route (the original route is from Hanau to Bremen and Bremerhaven) is a nostalgic  journey along the banks of the Weser from its source all the way to the sea, following in the footsteps and in search of the spirit of Sleeping Beauty, the Pied Piper and the Bremen Town Musicians.

Pure driving pleasure awaits our intrepid motorists on their magical road trip, on winding country roads beside the flowing Weser, or along enchanting avenues in the forests of the hilly Weserbergland.

It goes without saying, but any wine stops detailed on this page are for the benefit of hire car passengers ... designated drivers must confine themselves to drinking in the scenery.


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