Experience the fairy tale yourself, in the country of the Grimm brothers!
Visit Sleeping Beauty?s castle, climb Rapunzel?s tower and explore whether the little house where Hansel and Gretel were held really was made out of sweets...
In short, experience a fairy tale yourself now in Hessen, in the heart of Germany.
Bundesland Hessen offers you splendid nature, beautiful mountain scenery and diverse cultural attractions. In and around the lively towns and the charming villages, you will find Romanesque churches, Gothic cathedrals, impressive Roman encampments, and Mediaeval castles that will take you back to the times of the landgraves and princes.
Did you know that King William I of the Netherlands was born in Dillenburg in Hessen?
But Hessen has more to offer than just fairy tales!
Hessen has much to offer for an active holiday. Explore the fascinating scenic areas of Bergstraße-Odenwald and Kühkopf, on foot, on a bicycle, or in a canoe. Various recreational areas have numerous options for (water) sports and the surrounding villages offer a beautiful background of narrow alleys and pretty rose gardens.
If you do not feel like being too active, you can always go to one of the 30 medicinal seaside and health resorts that will relax your body and mind.
Frankfurt am Main is surrounded by those diverse scenic areas.
This brimming metropolis is, of course, known for its financial centre and the annual 'Buchmesse' (the world's largest book fair). It also has a charming old centre around the cathedral and the historic Rómer, which offers many cafes, clubs, casinos and restaurants.
In the culinary world, Hessen is known for its apple cider, the Ebbelwoi. The growers in Hessen invite you to try it.
Don?t forget to take the fairy-tale route and visit places such as Hanau (where the Grimm brothers were born) and Kassel (where you can find the Grimm Brothers Museum). Let your fairy tale come true here!