Fairy Tale Germany
Go Learn

May 20-28, 2023
Double Occupancy: $4600 per person
Single Occupancy: $4900 per person
Airfare is not included.

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Fairy Tale Germany

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Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again — C.S.Lewis

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are tales universally known and beloved. These stories have shaped our imagination, delighted us, and given us hope in dark times. German fairy tales can be traced to the heart of Germany, where Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - the Brothers - lived and worked. They collected more than 210 unique tales in their Children's and Household Tales, which now belong to the UNESCO’s Register of World Memory. Dive into the magical world of the Brothers Grimm.

Tour Overview

Heidelberg Join Go Learn and Professor Karin Baumgartner on an incredibly unique journey to the roots of the Grimm Fairy Tales. Learn how the Brothers Grimm, searching for the roots of a common German language, discovered and collected tales from storytellers and French refugees. Travel with us on the Romantic Road, crossing rivers Neckar, Mosel, Rhein, and Main. Venture into the Spessart Forest, the darkest of all German forests, and discover places of magical repose. Experience a typical German spa and learn about German spa culture. Explore unique German fairy tale towns of half-timbered houses and learn how they survived the calamities of the 20th century, the darkest period of German history. Float on the Rhine River in a nostalgic paddle steamer and watch Romantic fairy tales castles glide by. Taste the famous German Rhine wine and eat traditional German food in a traditional setting. See cobble-stoned university towns that have not changed in 200 years. Experience the world famous Kassel waterworks, a masterpiece of ultimate power that bent water to the will of the ruler. Get to know unknown Grimm fairy tales in a nightly “story time” and learn how the Grimm Brothers reworked their tales over a forty-year period.

Know Before You Go:

Romantic Germany is considered Level Two of Go Learn's three classifications of physical ability levels. For more information regarding physical ability levels click HERE.

Tour Highlights Include:

  • fachwerkhausNine incredible days in fairy tales places of half-timbered houses in the heart of Germany.
  • A fully guided tour by your own literature expert, Professor Karin Baumgartner, to the roots of German Fairy Tales, the towns, the woods, and the places that gave us these stories.
  • Daily tour talks and Happy Hour to expand your learning, to understand history, to deepen your experience far beyond the ordinary tourist journey.
  • Twelve hand-picked culinary highlights only locals know. All breakfasts included.
  • All local guides, entrances, private luxury coach, Rhine riverboat cruise, tips and much more included.
  • Eight stunning hotel accommodations in the heart of each town on our tour through the heart of Germany.
  • Heidelberg town and castle, The Romantic Road, Brothers Grimm childhood home, charming German towns, German Spa town of Bad Orb, 700 half-timbered houses of Hann.-Münden, Inner German Wall Museum (Cold War), World of Grimm exhibition in Kassel, UNESCO World Heritage Bergpark Schloss Wilhelmshöhe with its world-famous water works, University of Marburg and Marburg town, wine tasting near Koblenz, castle-studded Rhine River cruise, Frankfurt City