"weekend in Alsfeld" Alsfeld by brendareed
Alsfeld Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 151 photos
Hubby and I recently discovered the “Fairy Tale Road” (Deutsches Märchenstrasse) that runs through central and northern Germany – a unique travel route that covers the territory of the Brothers Grimm and on the spot locations of some of their best known children’s stories. It begins in Hanau (near Frankfurt) and rambles through many towns, ending up above Bremen. Because the route is more than 200 km long, we are doing visiting some of the closer towns during our weekends.
And so today’s journey brought us to Alsfeld – home of Little Red Riding Hood!
The town of Alsfeld enjoys its fairy tale linkage and the ever-so-friendly Tourist Information Center was so very helpful and showed us a doll of Little Red Riding Hood that reverses to the wolf.
But the town of Alsfeld is also known for having some of the best half-timbered buildings in Germany with more than 400 of these structures in the town. The self-guided walking tour of the town takes visitors to more than 30 of these half-timbered buildings as well as the magnificent half-timbered Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) in the market square.
Alsfeld has a number of festival days throughout the year and a Fairy Tale Christmas market in December. I have marked my calendar to return for the Christmas market, which I think will be great fun and a twist on the average German Weihnachtsmarkt themes.
Hubby and I arrived in Alsfeld, parked, and headed to the Tourist Information Center. We had already downloaded the walking tour brochure (available in German and English) from the Alsfeld TI website. The weather was a bit iffy at the time – and would later turn to rain – but it didn’t deter us from our mission: to see the fairy tale town of Alsfeld and its half-timbered buildings.
If you would like to join Hubby and I on the tour in the order we went as we followed the walking tour, please click here to begin as we arrive in Alsfeld and my links on each page will take you along our path. I tried to get photos of all the things on the tour, but once the rain started, I missed a couple of them.
We had done the research ahead of time and downloaded and printed the walking tour in English before we left home. But... more travel advice
This is the final stop on the self-guided walking tour of Alsfeld and the one that demonstrates the town’s commitment... more travel advice
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