Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Castle Steinau – the Brothers Grimm Memorial

    Im Schloss 1, 36396 Steinau an der Straße

    How to Get There?


      Steinau (Straße) is only 30 minutes away from the Castle Steinau (Schloss Steinau) by foot. Trains from the Deutsche Bahn reach Steinau (Straße) daily from everywhere in Germany.

      DB BAHN

      Take the highway A66 towards Frankfurt/Hanau and use the exit 48 - Schlüchtern-Süd. Stay there towards Steinau-Ost and from there simply follow the instructions to the Castle Steinau.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 50.311970
      LONGTITUDE: 9.461610



      The nearest airport to Steinau is Frankfurt/Main. Visitors have the opportunity to take the trains S7, S8, S9 or RE from the Deutsche Bahn from the airport to Steinau (Straße). It only takes about two hours with the trains or one hour with a car.

      Nearest airport

      Frankfurt/Main (FRA)

    Why Go There?

    Jan/Febr closed, March-Nov 10 am-5 pm, closed on Mondays

    The Castle Steinau (start of construction 1525), is the largest, earliest and best preserved palace complex of the early Renaissance in Hesse (Germany) and location of the famous Brothers Grimm Memorial.

    The Brothers Grimm (Gebrüder Grimm or Brüder Grimm), are one of the most famous book authors from Germany. Grimms Fairy Tales have been translated into numerous languages, for example 'Snow White' (Schneewittchen), 'Cinderella' (Aschenputtel), 'Hansel and Gretel' (Hänsel und Gretel) or 'The Frog Prince' (Der Froschkönig). 

    Through their achievements in the fields of Germanic Languages ​​and Literatures, the law, history and myths customer and their political activity for Germany and Europe, they are among the most important spirit personalities of German and European cultural history.

    Parts of the curtain wall of Castle Steinau (Schloss Steinau) are from the medieval site yet received, also a mighty tower with a square base and the baroque dome, which dominates the system. The Renaissance castle is surrounded by a 4-5 metre deep and 18-25 metre wide moat, the so called "Hirschgraben". In Hirschgraben is a children's playground. 

    Guided tours through the Castle Steinau are offered for visitors from local experts, that give the visitors an overview of the entire fairy tale world and the history of the Brothers Grimm. Castle Steinau is impressive for children and adults.  

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Im Schloss 1, 36396 Steinau an der Straße, Steinau an der Straße, Hesse, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Christmas Market

    The Christmas market Steinau is a wonderful market which is located at the Castle Steinau and the city hall. The Christmas market offers many stalls inside and outside the Castle and diverse exhibitions about history and the fairy tale world by the Brothers Grimm. Delicious food and drinks are sold and children have the opportunity to have fun at the playgrounds of the Castle. Enjoy the festive christmas atmosphere in historic surroundings.


    The famous Steinau puppet theatre (Marionettentheater „Die Holzköppe“) presents wonderful fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and tells stories with string puppets, that are funny and interesting for children and adults. The theatre is an old family business with a long history and offers shows daily. Fascinating, impressive and a lot of fun guaranteed, especially for children.

    Spa & Wellness

    The beautiful therme 'Spessart-Therme Bad Soden-Salmünster' offers different opportunities to relax and recover. At the wonderful hot springs, the large sauna area and the diverse wellness and spa treatments visitors get the chance to enjoy a relaxing time at the Therme. Special attractions for women and couples are supplied, also accommodations where guests have the chance to sleep at.


    Steinau lies on the German fairy tale road (Deutsche Märchenstraße), and on the German framework road (Deutsche Fachwerkstraße). Discover the historic centre of Steinau with numerous narrow streets and many well preserved half-timbered buildings.

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