As every year, the Brothers Grimm Festival will be held in Hanau, the town where the brothers were born. At the historical park of Castle Philippsruhe, the stories of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm come to life every year and enchant thousands of visitors. On stage, all kinds of stories are performed that represent the visions of the past and make them vivid again.
The amphitheater at Philippsruhe Palace provides a fantastic venue for the event.
Immerse yourself in the magical world of the Grimm fairytales – and don't miss your chance to watch a collection of the most common classic fairy tales such as "Madam Holle", "The fisherman and his wife", and "The devil with the three golden hairs".
Early booking is recommended as the festival enjoys great popularity.
In and around Hanau there are a lot of magnificent and well-developed cycle routes.
The Main cycleway attracts a lot of people which follow the river from the source to the mouth while having a break in Hanau.
Also, the town of Hanau is the starting point for the Hessen Railway Cycle Route.
The route, which follows disused railway lines, takes in castles and palaces and beautiful nature parks with a rich variety of flora and fauna.
This is an enjoyable ride for any cyclist and has been given a four-star rating by the German Cyclists' Federation.
We have collected some impressions below which may encourage you to discover Hanau and its surrounding area.