Snow White comes from Bad Wildungen and the seven dwarfs from Bergfreiheit.
Fairytale or Truth?
The miners’ village Bergfreiheit in Kellerwald is considered today as the place of origin and possible setting of the Grimm fairytale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. In his book, the local
historian Eckhard Sander has shown a multitude of parallels between historical facts and the famous fairy tale.
As the home of Snow White (Margaretha von Waldeck, from Bad Wildung Castle Friedrichstein, sister of Count Samuel, the founder of the mine), the town’s citizens have not only lovingly furnished a Snow White House, but also perform the famous fairy tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs once a year on the natural stage above the village.