The Harz has long been associated with German legends, some made famous by Goethe in Faust, others unknown outside of Germany.
Ready to dip a toe into the world of wicked giants, fairy princesses and three wishes gone wrong? Sample a collection of fairy tales from the Harz Mountains.
The folk tales below were published in the collection Legends and Tales of the Harz Mountains, by Toofie Lauder in 1881.
The Princess Brunhilda escapes from a wicked giant. How the Bode Valley gets its name.
A poor fisherman gets his heart's desire. Or does he?
A princess learns the secrets of Faerie. How the River Ilse came to be.
A poor weaver with a starving family finds his luck has turned.