Marburger Hof
Marburger Hof


Mai 2023
Mai 2023
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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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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exciting & varied Fairy-tale cycling

Over hill and dale, through deep forests and picturesque, romantic villages, past proud castles and magnificent palaces - experience varied natural and cultural landscapes that tell history and stories and cast a spell over not only fairy tale fans.

Four routes with suggested stages open up the land of fairy tales, sagas and legends

Information can be found directly at  Deutschen Märchenstraße.

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