17.10.2022 – 27.10.2022

Legendary! The role of women and trans people in fairy tales, legends and sagas

Picture from A. Lehmberg
What if Sleeping Beauty had not liked the prince who kissed her awake? When did Snow White learn to cook? What is actually funny about the stories I grew up with? And what stories do children in our neighboring countries hear to go to sleep?

Since time immemorial, people of all cultures have been telling each other stories. Sometimes as an exchange of news, sometimes as a teaching tool, and sometimes as a mere pastime. But these stories are always full of information. Whether consciously or unconsciously, they are used to pass on good or bad behavior, ethical actions or a moral.

Because many of the old stories in the form of fairy tales, legends and sagas still influence us today, we want to take a closer look at them in this seminar. We will focus on the portrayal of women* and the different roles they take on. We will also take a look at the development of characters who cannot be located in the heteronormative gender system.

With participants from all over Europe, we want to approach ancient stories from Greek mythology to the Brothers Grimm to the world of Walter Disney in a variety of ways and even write our very own stories....

Look forward to a varied program with discussions, theater, hikes, creative workshops, campfires, meditation, dance and fire breathing! And which environment should be better for this than the Harz mountains which are steeped in legends and witch stories?

In September there will be a digital information meeting. The date for this will be coordinated with all those who have registered.

This activity is part of the project "Naturefriends Houses - Hotspots of Democracy and Internationalism". Funded by


Event overview
Date: 17.10.2022 bis 27.10.2022
Destination: St. Andreasberg, Germany
Accommodation: Naturefriends House St. Andreasberg
Itinerary: Will be announced at the digital meeting in September
Operator: Naturfreundejugend Niedersachsen
Minimum age: 18
Maximum age: 30
Cost: We take a contribution between 90 and 120 Euro
Discount: If you currently have less money available, you give a little less. If you are earning well right now, we appeal to your solidarity - because if you pay a little more, you enable someone else with less money to participate. If your current financial situation is not able to afford the minimum contributions, please write to us. We will find a solution.
Group size: up to 30 people
Registration until: 15.08.2022
Remarks: The seminar is meant to provide a saver space. Invited are women*, intersex-, non-binary- and trans*-persons.
The exchange will be in english.

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