Fabulous Museums and Attractions

Bad Oeynhausen

German Fairy-Tale and Wesersagamuseum
Tuesday - Sunday, all year round
Fairy-tale narrations every first Friday of the month.

Nowadays the museum collects a wide range of visual fairy tales such as books, pictures, puppets and the image processing of fairy tales in modern arts. Information: Tel. +49 5731-22428

Baunatal Brewery Knallhütte

Brewery and restaurant, birthplace of the "Fairy-Tale woman" of the Brothers Grimm Dorothea Viehmann.
Further information:
Tel. +49 561-49 20 76


Münchhausen-museum and museum of local history:
The exhibits of the lovely museum remind the tourist of the "Lügenbaron". Opened daily from Eastern until October.

Summer and Winter toboggan run Weserbergland:
Open from April until November

Tel. +49 5533-934800


Mill-museum Wilhelm-Busch-Mill
all year round
Wilhelm Busch and his friend Erich Bachmann played the silly tricks of "Max and Moritz" in this mill.

Tel. +49 5507-7181


Porcelain Painting in the Porcelain Manufactory
all year round
Museum and Shop "Porcelain in the castle". Changing special exhibitions during the whole year.

Tel. +49 5271-4010




daily from 10am until 4:30 pm
Museum of local history (Closed on Mondays)
The saga of the Pied Piper of Hameln is domiciled at that place.

Hann. Münden

Bursfelder summer concerts
May - August
Former Benedictine monastery built in a romantic style. Different classic concerts.


May - December
Bornhagen - Hanstein Castle
The ruin of the Hanstein Castle is called the pearl of the numerous castles and manors of the Werra valley at the Eichsfeld. Concerts are organised in the knights hall.

Tel. +49 3606-612538

Hess. Oldendorf 

Collegiate church Fischbeck
every second Sunday of the month
Medieval monastery tradition meets the best preserved ecclesiastical architecture of the Weser region. Sounds, clays, voices and texts, which lead us in the world of great feelings, can be experienced during the events in the collegiate church.

Tel. +49 5152-8603

Schillat Stalactite Caves

all year round
The Schillat Cave has a length of 180 m and is situated 45 m below earth. The Cave displays imposing stalactites and stalacmites as well as a large exposition.



all year round
Sleeping Beauty Castle Sababurg (is currently being renovated and can only be viewed from the outside),
"Tierpark Sababurg" oldest European zoo with forest and hunting museum, raptor show, natural forest Sababurg, trips with coaches and fairy-tale pottery.

Zoo Management:
Tel.: +49 5671/766499-0



In 2015 the GRIMM WORLD will be opened in Kassel, a new exhibition about the Brothers Grimm in a purpose-built centre on the Weinberg. It is aimed at all kinds of visitors, whether children or senior citizens, families or school groups, experts or lay people, and covers all interests, from art and language to fairy tales. A wealth of modern exhibition formats ensures “aha” effects, giving opportunity for investigation and active experience.

The GRIMM WORLD will present the world-famous Brothers Grimm in the place where they used to live and work. This is where they collected the children’s and household fairy-tales and began the German dictionary. Valuable original documents will be on display; interactive features will invite visitors to take part, encouraging cultural and intercultural dialogue. The documenta city of Kassel will be enriched by an attractive destination in the city centre, a cultural forum of European significance.


Wilhelmshöher Wasserkünste (waterfall displays)
May - October
Europe's biggest and unique hill park the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe offers romantic nature and fascinating play of water.
Waterfall displays: Ascension Day until the beginning of October, every Wednesday as well as Sundays and on holidays at 2:30 pm, illuminated play of water: every first Saturday of the month from June to September starting at the beginning of the dusk of the evening.


Concerts in the collegiate church
all year round
Well-known orchestras, choirs and soloists are enchanting the audience in an impressive atmosphere. June until August "Kaufunger Stiftsommer" with music and theatre.

Tel. +49 5605-8020


Wildlife park Knüll
April - October
On 50 hectares of forest and fields people interested in animals and nature can experience many wild living creatures in their natural habitat. Information:05681/2815, www.wildpark-knuell.de

Kassel and its surroundings

Märchenlandweg (fairy-tale path)
all year round
The path with a length of 350 km leads through dense woods, rolling hills and rivers to the thirty legendary and fabulous villages and cities in and around Kassel. The Hess. Waldeckische Gebirgsverein offers guided hiking tours with a varied cultural and fabulous program with theatre, tales, exhibitions, music and many more. Information: Region-Kassel-Land, Tel.+49 05671-50753-0


April - October
The open-air exhibition „Mühlenplatz" in Gieselwerder is showing miniature sights such as historical mills, city halls, manors and castles.



all year round
A fixed exhibition in honour to Friedrich Krause and Marie Hassenpflug, two narrator of the Grimm fairy tales, showing books, woodcuts and etchings. Changing concerts, lectures and special exhibitions.

Information: Tel.+49 5601-925678 


all year round
Museum of the Schwalm
Exhibition of the picturesque Schwälmer Tracht (traditional local custumes), reminding of the fairy-tale Little Red Riding Hood. Unique embroideries known all over the world, pictures of local painters as well as local handicraft showing the daily routine of the region are displayed in the museum.

Tel. +49 6691-71212

Steinau a. d. Straße

Brother's Grimm House
all year round
The permanent exhibition showing the life and work of the Brother's Grimm focuses on the teenage time spent on the Main and Kinzig river as well as the topic of sagas and fairy tales. In addition there are changing special exhibitions.

Information: Tel. +49 6663-7605

Amusement park

April - October
Vivarium with pet zoo, 850 m of summer toboggan run, Steinau-Express, several trampolins, playground and other attractions.


Stalactite caves "Teufelshöhle" (Devil's cave)

all year round
The only stalactite cave in Hesse. Open at every Saturday, Sunday and on holidays.

More information:

Weser River and Fulda River

River navigations
March - October
Delightful river navigation through the rural idyll of the Weserbergland and the Fulda valley. Liner trade and extra trips for groups.

River navigations on the river Weser:

River navigation on the river Fulda:
Rehbein: Tel.+49 561-18505
Söllner: Tel.+49 561-774670