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Thursday, September 13, 2012


When we last left off on our German travels, we were headed to the quaint little town of Alsfeld.  This town goes back to around the 8th or 9th century.  It's located on the "Fairy Tale" route that runs from Hanau to Bremen and travels the road where The Brothers Grimm lived and worked.

Yes, the entire town looked like this.

What used to be the market place. In this picture, we are standing in the town square.

This is the town where legend has it, the story of Little Red Riding Hood originated.  They even have a fountain erected in her honor.  In German, she is known as "Rotkappchen", which translates to "Red capped girl".

The town has expanded over the years as you can tell by the expansion beyond the original stone city wall.

Upon arrival we met with our guide, who led us around the town. We met up with The Brothers Grimm, then Little Red Riding Hood and her entourage.

We were treated to a short play of the story and then lunch.  A separate post is coming to cover the play.

We roamed around the town for a bit and looked around St. Walpurgis' Church, (Walpurgiskirche), which dates back to roughly the 11th century.


The organ. If only we could have heard the music.

After our stay, we boarded the bus to head to one of my favorite places in the world, Schloss Waldeck aka Snow White's castle, located above Lake Edersee.

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