The Brothers Grimme Fairy Tale Route


Explore the Fairy Tale Route, and the land of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, from the pretty spa town of Bad Wildungen. See where the Brothers Grimm lived and the places and landscapes that inspired them, from the medieval towns and half-timbered houses to the enchanting landscape dotted with castles and fortresses.

Bergfreiheit, the Snow White village • Baunatal • Brothers Grimm Museum, Kassel

Day 1

Channel crossing. Overnight in Belgium.

Day 2

Into Germany, past Cologne and through the forests of Sauerland to Bad Wildungen for a 4 night stay.

Day 3

A morning in Bad Wildungen to explore the spa gardens and town. It boasts a beautiful historic centre and castle. In the afternoon visit the Snow White Village of Bergfreiheit. At its heart is Snow White’s House. Afterwards we include a visit to the Bertsch Ore Mine.

Day 4

Early afternoon proceed to Kassel for a visit to Brothers Grimm Museum. After some time at leisure continue to Baunatal where a narrator talks about the stories of the brothers Grimm. Afterwards we include buffer dinner at Brauhaus Knallhütte before returning to the hotel mid evening.

Day 5

A scenic drive along the Fairy Tale route with possible stops in Hornberg, Knullwald and Oberaula. We recommend some time in Marburg, where the Brothers Grimm studied law. Overlooked by the stately Landgrave Castle this vibrant university town is well worth some investigation.

Day 6

Depart Wildungen and return to the Brussels area for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 7

Channel crossing to Dover and home.


Maritim Hotel, Bad Wildungen

A 4 star hotel with a terrific location beside the spa gardens. Rooms are very comfortable and facilities include a bar, restaurant and spa with indoor swimming pool.

  • 4 star • Lift
  • Indoor swimming pool • Terrace
  • Buffet breakfast and 3 course dinner with choice
  • Coach Parking

7 day tour including:

  • Return short Channel ferry crossings
  • 1 night half board on the outbound journey
  • 4 nights half board in Bad Wildungen
  • 1 night half board on the inbound journey

Plus EGT Added Value

  • Welcome drink
  • Visit to Bertsch Ore Mine
  • Visit to Brothers Grimm Museum, Kassel
  • Fairy Tale Hour in Baunatal
  • Buffet dinner at Knallhütte Brewery