Efteling’s newest fairytale – The Six Swans – starts to take shape with impressive steel frame

29,000 kilo steel base is put in place

At the heart of Efteling Theme Park Resort in the South of Holland – the 30th fairytale in its Fairytale Forest is taking shape: The Six Swans.The castle structure, consisting of 29,000 kilos of steel, is now fully visible. In 1951, another castle was built in the Fairytale Forest, namely the castle of Sleeping Beauty. With the technology and materials of the time, the castle was built with a solid wooden base. Efteling builds to last for eternity and therefore steel is now used for this new castle, which is central to The Six Swans fairytale.
From this autumn, the newest fairytale can be admired in the Fairytale Forest.

Construction planning
On an area of 1,500 m2, located between the fairytales of Snow White and Cinderella, the new fairytale The Six Swans is being built. The castle’s 350 m2 steel frame has now been completely constructed and will be transformed into a real castle in the coming months. From this spring, the landscape around the fairytale will be decorated and planted. Thousands of Asters will be planted in the Fairytale Forest. Later this year the swans will appear in and around the castle.

The Six Swans Fairytale
In The Six Swans fairytale, six princes are changed into swans by their jealous stepmother. To break the spell and turn her brothers back into humans, their little sister has to carry out an impossible task of sewing six shirts created from asters whilst not speaking or laughing for six years.
As is fitting in fairytales, the story of ‘The Six Swans’ ends well and they all live happily ever after.