Marburger Hof
Marburger Hof


Sep 2021
Sep 2021
Marburg for fairy-tale fans  

Marburg provided the inspiration to the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm for their world-famous collection of fairy-tales and folk tales.  From 1802 until 1806, the brothers spent their student days in the medieval university town; spellbound by the romantic flair of the timber-framed houses and the winding alleyways below the Castle of the Landgrave.  In a letter to a schoolfriend, Jacob Grimm wrote: “I’m sure there are more steps in the streets than in the houses here.”  It’s a town full of surprises and secret places – fairy-tale fans can let their imagination run wild here.

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Peaceful slumbers in the world
the brothers Grimm
Step into a fairy-tale

You’ll not just encounter the brothers Grimm at many of the sights in the town, but also at Marburger Hof.  Enjoy our specially selected bedtime stories on your bed, or our fairy-tale tree in the breakfast room.  The four-poster bed in our fairy-tale room ensures the sweetest of dreams.  This room, in the comfort plus category, also features a bathroom with the Marburg frog prince on the shower wall.

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Our special offer for fans of the brothers Grimm Fairy-tale Marburg

Experience an unforgettable stay with Red Riding Hood, the Brave Little Tailor and friends – in a deluxe room with half-board.

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Delicious dining in Restaurant Domingo’s A feast awaits

Enjoy the perfect finish to a day exploring the world of Grimm’s fairy-tales with dinner in Restaurant Domingo’s.  Choose our three-course ‘Seven Dwarves Menu’ or our seven-course ‘Wishing Table Menu’.  Seven is a magic number which crops up over and over in Grimm’s fairy-tales, for example in ‘The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats’, or ‘The Brave Little Tailor’.  Our head chef Domingo will spoil you with Spanish specialities fit for a fairy-tale, such as tapas, paella and crema catalana.

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Fantastic sights for young and old The fairy-tale town of Marburg

With its medieval flair and narrow alleys of steps, Marburg exudes fairy-tale charm.  Keep your eyes peeled on the fairy-tale trail (Grimm-dich-Pfad).  This unique tour of the town takes you to the ‘blue light’ in the castle fountain and the legendary shoe of Cinderella.  Another highlight on the Marburg fairy-tale programme is the former home and workshop of Otto Ubbelohde in Lahntal-Großfelden.  The artist’s success founded on his illustration of the 1909 edition of the Grimm’s fairy-tales and folk tales. 

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Between the River Main and the Sea
following in the footsteps of the brothers Grimm
The German Fairy-tale Route

Marburger Hof is a member of the ‘Deutsche Märchenstraße e.V.’ (the association of the German Fairy-tale Route).  As one of the most popular German holiday routes, it stretches from Hanau to Bremen.  A charming map provides an overview of the over 50 towns and communities which are members of the association.  

Further information on E-mobility on the Germany Fairy-Tale Route is available here.

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