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Witch's HutWitchsHut

Directions (Located in Kildonan Park)

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Summer Hours

Mid May to Last Friday in August the Witch's Hut is open 7 days a week.
Hours are generally from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
(On days with inclement weather the Witch's Hut may be closed)
Depending on staffing, the Witch's Hut may be closed periodically during the day to allow for breaks.
Note will be on the door (closed for 30 minutes)

Fall Hours September - October the Witch's Hut is staffed by volunteers
Open 1pm to 5pm
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesday
Winter HoursClosed (October - Mid May)

The Brothers Grimm famous German fairy tale Hansel & Gretel is illustrated in the Witch's Hut.  The Hut brings to life the story of the children of the poor woodcutter. Their lives changed forever after losing their way in the middle of a deep forest and finding a witch's hut built out of delicious gingerbread goodies and candies. The witch locks up Hansel, and his sister Gretel has to work for the witch. With guile the children overcome the witch's plan to eat them.

Since its opening in 1970, the Witch's Hut has been visited by thousands of people.  It is also a favourite object for photographers and the site of the Fairy Tales Festival.   It was a Centennial Project of the German Community of Manitoba and a gift to the children of the Province. Its dedication ceremony and official opening was in October 1970.  The Hut was designed by the well known Manitoba architect Hans Peter Langes.  It is round in shape and therefore not at all like the traditional gingerbread house.  John Nelson did the actual masonry and handcrafted woodwork.  

Last update:
27.08.2014

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