"One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle of a man adventurous enough to undertake a journey through Germany on foot. After much thought, I decided that I was a person fitted to furnish to mankind this spectacle. So I determined to do it. This was in March, 1878." Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad


The Shoe is no longer missing!

(Those of you who are my faithful readers will know exactly what I’m talking about. As for the rest of you, refer to the post “In the footsteps of the Grimm Bro’s” on August 28th and this will make much more sense.)

It only took us three weeks, but we successfully located all items from the Brothers Grimm fairytales. Luckily we ran into two Marburg students who had the map in their hands and seemed to be on a scavenger hunt of their own. The father successfully asked them in German if they knew the locations of the Cinderella shoe and the Hansel and Gretel clue. Thankfully, they were nice enough to escort us directly to them.

If you look closely, you can see the wire Cinderella shoe hanging between the two buildings.

Here are the gingerbread pieces that Hansel and Gretel ate off of the witch’s house.

Before you go thinking that we are either half-blind or map-illiterate, trust me when I say that the map with the locations of these two items is completely off. And they are not exactly the most obvious or interesting stops on the fairy tale scavenger hunt.

I suppose I should also apologize to the guy I accused of lying when he said he found the shoe. Sorry! It does exist after all.

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