Alsfeld Fairy Tale House

Historic Building and Museum in Alsfeld

Alsfeld Fairy Tale House
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The Alsfeld Fairy Tale House (German: Märchenhaus) is a historic half-timbered house located in Alsfeld, Germany. The building was constructed in 1628 and is notable for its decorative facade, which is covered in intricate carvings and paintings depicting scenes from fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel.

The house is now a museum dedicated to the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales. Visitors can explore the various rooms and exhibits, which include interactive displays, audio installations, and original manuscripts and books from the Brothers Grimm collection. The museum also hosts special events and workshops throughout the year, such as storytelling sessions and crafting workshops for children.

The well near the entrance was recently discovered on 2011 and pays compliment to the legend of “The Frog Prince”.

The Alsfeld Fairy Tale House is a popular tourist attraction in the region and is considered a prime example of traditional German half-timbered architecture.

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Visiting Alsfeld Fairy Tale House


Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Adults € 3.00, Children € 2.00

Address: Sackgasse 2, 36304 Alsfeld, Deutschland
Duration: 20 minutes

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