Once upon a time in a kingdom far, far away a husband and wife and their 3 boys set out on an adventure around the world. As part of their quest to see the world, they spent time exploring the Fairy Tale Road in Germany.
It was the land of The Brothers Grimm. The brothers grew up there, hearing the stories, exploring the woods, castles and towns throughout the region and then spent their lives writing stories that would entertain people for generations. The stories they wrote were further made popular by a man from California by the name of Walt Disney and the stories spread around the world.
As the family drove through the villages, walked through the woods and explored the castles, they were able to experience the stories with a whole new perspective. The perspective of the Brothers Grimm.
Unlike The Brothers Grimm who used horses to travel the dirt roads where the stories took place. The family was able to use the horsepower of their Opel horseless carriage and drive on the autobahn! The Father used this opportunity to get the family there as quickly as possible! He was right in his element.
Their first stop was the town of Bremen. Although the animals in “The Musicians of Bremen” never quite made it to Bremen they still have a statue and play in their honor. Legend says that if you grab both legs of the donkey and make a wish, it must come true. While I hate to dispel this long held belief, my wish that my boys would stop fighting did NOT come true. I will have to try some more orthodox methods to deal with the situation.
From Bremen they traveled small roads through villages until they reached the town of Hamelin. It was in this town that the Pied Piper played his tune to lure the rats,and then the children out of the town forever.As the sun began to set, the family grew tired from their travels
and decided to stop for the
night in Trendelberg, a small town in the
mountains and stay in Rapunzel’s castle. While Rapunzel had long before been rescued out of the tower, the family had a wonderful stay in the castle.
Rapunzel was not the only princess to live in the region and the next day the family traveled to visit Sleeping Beauty’s castle where the boys explored how they would break in and save the princess! (Or maybe they just like to climb anything the can).
After another nights rest they ventured out to the woods and the mother told the boys the story of Little Red Riding Hood as they wandered through the forest. Fortunately, they did not come across any wolves, but they did find some amazing views and trees to climb!
They continued along the road and stopped in the town of Fiskar to eat and explore. This was the only place along the road where communicating was a bit of an issue, but a surprise lunch every once in awhile is good for you!
Alas, the family’s time on the fairy tale road had come to an end and it was time to move on to other adventures, but their time on The Fairy Tale Road would never be forgotten and the stories of The Brothers Grimm will forever be imprinted on their hearts.