Follow in the footsteps of the Grimm Brothers on Ker & Downey’s Germany Fairy Tale Tour. From big city sites to the ancient lore of quaint villages, this 10-day journey takes you to the heart of Germany’s heritage and history. Families will especially love all the storybook settings and child-friendly activities included.

Germany Fairy Tale Tour

Suggested journey at a glance: 10 days/9 nights in Trendelburg, Berlin, Murnau, and Berchtesgaden

This suggested Germany fairy tale tour is just one way to experience Germany on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.


Begin your Germany fairy tale tour first in the enchanting town of Trendelburg. Upon arrival in Frankfurt, you will be transferred to this romantic retreat with its dreamy corners, idyllic squares, and restored half-timbered houses. Indeed, its setting allows you to relive numerous fairy tales and legends. Your castle accommodations and valiant knight guide ensure an especially memorable stay in the place that is thought to be the inspiration for Rapunzel.

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Next depart for Berlin, stopping en route for a private tour of Grimmwelt Kassel, the Brothers Grimm Museum. Situated in a lovely park near Kassel, this captivating museum celebrates the lives, stories, and legacy of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the town where they lived and worked. It is an essential stop on any Germany fairy tale tour.

Afterward, continue onward to Berlin and check in to your luxury accommodations for three nights. Your time in Berlin is full of family-friendly fun. After a full-day private guided tour, get to know the city’s playful side with a visit to the Berlin Zoologischer Garten, the oldest zoo in Germany. Later, go on a private tour of Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin’s Natural History Museum.

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Then continue your Germany fairy tale tour in the Bavarian Highlands. The artists’ town of Murnau acts as your idyllic launching pad for two days. Its magical old town, medieval castle, and picturesque pedestrian main street create a particularly storybook atmosphere. While here, visit the Münter Haus and take time to enjoy the region’s Alpine setting and idyllic bathing areas. Of course, an entire morning is dedicated to witnessing the beautiful town of Murnau by private carriage ride. Afterwards, enjoy a private guided visit to nearby Castle Neuschwanstein before it opens to the public.

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Finally, make your way to Berchtesgaden for the last two nights of your Germany fairy tale tour. We recommend taking the scenic route, with a cable car ride to the top of Herzogstand, and enjoying a private paper making class at a fine paper manufacturer in Gmund am Tegernsee.

From your luxury accommodations at Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden, soak in this place where charming villages, folklore events, and alpine customs are still alive today. Set off on a private tour of the royal castle of Schloss Berchtesgaden. Then spend your last day in Germany with several fun, family-friendly experiences. First up is a visit to the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines. Follow it with a thrilling downhill Toboggan ride — an exciting experience perfect for the young and old alike.

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