At the fairytale forest in Hinterglemm you'll meet all your favourite fairytale characters. All figures are made of wood and painted by hand. The entrance to the. für Erzähler, Schauspieler, Kinderchor und Blasorchester weltweit Einzug in die Musikwelt gehalten hat, liegt mit "Grimm's Fairytale Forest" nun eine. Just two cases in example that testify to this are the amusement park Freizeitpark Ruhpolding and the fairytale forest Märchenwald in the Isar Valley, which this.
Must see place for families with kids traveling to Holland. It took 22 years of living in the Netherlands, but on 22 October, many broken promises and never realised birthday presents later, I finally passed the gates of Efteling and got lost in the Fairytale Forest Feeling a bit more integrated now, thanks to the persistent McFluff Marit His arms are strong enough to hold all our happiness and joy.
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October 23 at 4: October 21 at 3: In , a little pond was dug around the stone on which Long-neck sits. A bust of Bullet-eye with a wasp on his nose stood next to Long-neck.
Bullet-eye was one of the six servants. In the late s, Bullet-eye was removed and a smaller bust of a blindfolded Bullet-eye was placed upon a kiosk near Long-neck.
Long-neck received a new head in the s; and in , his body and neck were renewed. In , safety-fences were placed near the pond.
In , the rocks were remodeled and Long-neck received a new head again. The scene from The Nightingale shows the emperor's death, and how the nightingale restores his life by singing.
The nightingale was one of the first fairy tales when the Fairytale Forest opened in Back then, it was just a small scene, with the nightingale on a branch.
In it got replaced by the Dragon. In , the new scene opened. The new scene is much bigger and is located in a building inspired by classic Chinese architecture.
The Talking Parrot was one of the ten original scenes from , designed by Anton Pieck. The tale is about a naughty princess who used to mock people's voices and movements.
She was turned into a parrot by an old fairy whom she ridiculed. When the girl regrets her sins, the fairy vetoes the spell and "they live happily ever after".
The scene is depicted by the parrot, which records sounds for a few seconds at a time and then plays back any sounds captured on the recording. Based on the Grimm tale , the scene was designed by Pieck as Vrouw Holle.
This story has been depicted, since the park opened, by a well. At the bottom of the well images are projected by Anton Pieck while a voice tells the story.
Since the winter of , Mother Hulda is present in person with a new animatronic. If called upon, she opens the shutters of the cottage next door and shakes her pillow.
And as in the tale, it starts to snow. The scene was designed by Anton Pieck. Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf entered Efteling in , made of wood, as an outdoor scene.
Little Red Riding Hood knelt in the midst of flowers while the wolf watched her from behind a tree. One can look through the window and listen to the story, told by Wieteke van Dort.
On October 4, , it was stolen again and found at a retirement home in Kaatsheuvel. In , the house was rebuilt, with new building techniques.
Also in , the animatronic of the crow Krakeeltje was renewed with new movements. The scene contains a little dance floor with two red shoes dancing, covered by a porch roof.
Visitors can listen to the story, told by Wieteke van Dort, after which the shoes dance to the music of "The Clog Dance" by Jan van Oort.
The original story by Hans Christian Andersen has been adapted to be more suitable for young children. In the original story, the girl's feet are cut off to stop her dancing.
In the adaptation, the straps of her shoes are cut, after which the girl can stop dancing, but the shoes keep moving. The shoes are moved by two rotating discs with magnets , a mechanism developed by Peter Reijnders.
Hansel and Gretel was designed by Anton Pieck and presented to the public on June 20, The scene consists of the witch's house with candy on the walls, pancakes as roofing tiles and a cake on top; and in the garden, a fountain of red lemonade.
Gretel sits by the cage in which Hansel is held in the garden. The witch's face can be seen through a little window in the front door.
In the late seventies, the wood figures were replaced by moving animatronics. An interactive element was added by Peter Reijnders: Designed as Het Bruidskleed van Genoveva.
Presented in the area of Snowwhite as coloured pigeons. Since June , the pigeons are white instead of coloured.
The story is staged in front of a building surrounded by an Indian tulip garden. The fakir appears in a window playing his flute, which makes the tulips grow.
He then disappears and shows up in the tower with his magic carpet and flies to the other palace tower, using an ingenious system of discreet cables developed by Peter Reijnders which gives the illusion of a real levitation.
He plays his flute again to open the tulips there, and in the meanwhile the other tulips close. The Indian Water Lilies is a walk-through attraction.
Visitors walk into the show area to experience the three-dimensional tale. The consistency and style of the music, lighting, decorations and animatronics can be found in many other rides built later, like Spookslot, Fata Morgana and Droomvlucht.
Peter Reijnders wanted to create this ride to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Efteling, and went to the Royal Castle of Laeken at Laken for an audience with Queen Fabiola of Belgium.
The queen agreed to let the Efteling use her story, which she had published in a book of fairy tales entitled Los doce cuentos maravillosos , on the condition that a contribution to charity was made.
One enters the ride by walking through a cave leading to an Indian temple square with a large fountain, Indian decorations and two Indrajit giants.
Two large gates give access to a cavern leading to a subterranean jungle lake, enclosed by tropical plants, a creek and a roaring waterfall.
After the introduction tale has been told, the appearance of the singing witch summons the fairies to dance on the water lilies, guided by the music of a frog orchestra and singing geese.
The Little Mermaid made her appearance in , designed by Anton Pieck. She holds a fish that spouts water out of its mouth. The mermaid was renewed in One can look through the windows of the goats' house.
It consists of a living room and a playing annex bedroom. Six of the little goats play the Game of the Goose on a special Efteling-board designed by Anton Pieck.
The youngest goat hides in the big clock. The big bad wolf, dressed in a tuxedo, is at the front door. In , a squirrel was added on top of the roof.
If one tries to steal the crown from the treasure chest in front of the dragon, the dragon starts growling and moving fiercely.
In , the dragon was upgraded to blow smoke out of its nostrils. The neck of the dragon has been shortened a few times. This was done because people could touch the dragon.
There are no specific tales attached to the Dragon. The animatronic Troll King entered Efteling in , for a total cost of 2. Although trolls are a widespread phenomenon in Scandinavian mythology , no particular tale is attached to the Troll King.
The Scandinavian myths inspired Ton van de Ven, who had illustrated a Norwegian fairy tale book in , to create this old, somewhat confused creature, sitting in a hollow tree, predicting the future of his visitors.
On a stone in front of the king, one can point at one of the twelve astrological signs at which the king will wake up and mumble some words.
Together with Hugo of Villa Volta , the king is the most complex animatronic in Efteling. The animatronic can move 26 parts of its body, including eyebrows, eyes, jaws, back and wrists.
In the scene, Tom Thumb is stealing the boot of the sleeping giant. To call Tom Thumb, you have to call his name in a log. Based on the Grimm fairy tale , the scene was designed by Van de Ven as Repelsteeltje.
Guests can look inside Rumpelstiltskin's house through a window while he reveals his name in a song: Niemand weet, Niemand weet, Dat ik Repelsteeltje heet!
No one knows, no one knows, That my name is Rumpelstiltskin! On May 18, , Rapunzel made her appearance in Efteling in a 10 meter high tower.
A witch climbs Rapunzel's long hair 7 meters before she climbs down again. The scene was designed by Ton van de Ven, who was inspired by towers from the Middle Ages.
To create some publicity for the official opening, Efteling organized a contest to find the girl with the longest hair from the Netherlands , Belgium , Germany and the UK.
The winner was Patty Gisbers-Jenniskens from Heteren with a braid of centimeters. This tale opened during the Winter Efteling in for the th anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen.
This classic fairy tale was brought to life by Karel Willemen and entered into the park scene in It was designed as Assepoester.
The scene takes place inside Cinderella 's stepmother's house. In the garden, the grave of Cinderella's real mother is seen, with a tree hanging over it.