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9 Must-Visit Fairytale Towns in Germany

Ideal for the young and young-at-heart, these 9 German destinations will take you to another place and time.

Germany is home to several fairytale destinations which will take you back to your childhood fantasies. The picturesque places offer a unique experience for its visitors.

Ideal for the young and young-at-heart, these 9 German destinations will take you to another place and time. So, go pack your bags and give yourself a once-in-a-lifetime experience by visiting some (or all!) of them while you’re in the country.

Check the list below and choose where you want to go:

1. Quedlinburg

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In the north of Harz Mountains lies the Quedlinburg, a charming town with cobblestone streets, ancient Renaissance and medieval buildings, and half-timber houses with red roofs.

As you wander around this exquisite city, be sure to find the thousand-year-old Romanesque church of St. Servatius.

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2. Dinkelsbuhl

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You can visit many places in this medieval Bavarian walled town which history dates back to the 8th century.

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First to see is the fortress that was constructed during the 10th century, then the Dinkelsbuhl Wine Market, the half-timbered Deutsches Haus, the Old Town Hall, the Castle of the Teutonic Order, the Bauerlin Tower, and the St. George’s Minster.

3. Freiburg

With gabled houses, cobblestone lanes, and small streams, Freiburg is a dream destination.

It is found on the wooded slopes of the Black Forest and edge of vineyards. Aside from the amazing sights, it is known as the sunniest city of Germany. Plus its also a food haven!

4. Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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The Winter Olympics held in 1936 combined these two different towns – one is Teutonic, and the other is Roman. Together, they represent a Bavarian mountain resort destination which can be reached with a 90-minute train ride from Munich.

5. Cochem

This enchanting town situated in the Mosel river valley has a fascinating history, plus many interesting legends, folklore, and stories to tell.

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Found between the Hundsruck and Eifel, Cochem is surrounded with wine villages and vineyards that produce the finest white wines of Germany.

6. Celle

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With 400 half-timbered structures and houses as well as 13th-century white and pink Ducal Palace, who could resist the allure of this beautiful town? And if you think that it could not be more enchanting, wait until dusk when the ultra-modern Kunst museum illuminates its 24-hour collections!

7. Monschau

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The idyllic, tiny town of Monschau has a Christmas Market where stocking-like wooden huts sell everything that remind you of the merriest season. During winter, it transforms into a Christmas town. During summer, hotels and restaurants offer al fresco dining experience with a view of half-timbered houses along the narrow streets.

8. Mittenwald

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Located below the snow-capped peak of the Bavarian Alps, Mittenwald is famous for its scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and Geigenbaumuseum that houses 200 hand-crafted, locally-made violins.

9. Weimar

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This old, small town has a long and rich history.

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This is where the famous names lived and did some of their masterpieces- Bach, Schiller, Gropius, Nietzsche, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe, among others. While in there, don’t forget to see the haunting ruins of Buchenwald concentration camp where the Nazi Regime reigned.

Needless to say, you’ll surely learn and appreciate German culture and history as you check out these charming places.

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