I was reminded of children’s literature when visiting the Saxe-Anhalt region in East Germany, the former GDR. Hearing fables of witches’ dancing places, visiting the Timber-Frame Road, and exploring the Gothic-Romanesque Naumburg Cathedral, one recollects works by Walt Disney, the Harry Potter series and JRR Tolkien. The latter famously taught Anglo-Saxon at Oxford. I suppose we, the Germans and the British, are all Saxons.
Saxe-Anhalt is still virgin territory for British tourists, but it is cheaper and less touristy than the classic trio ‘Berlin, bratwurst and beer’ of Germany.