Photo: Hansel and Gretel in the Fairy Garden in Ludwigsburg, Germany, photo by Immanuel Giel, taken on 22 June 2006.
Hansel and Gretel is a fairy tale of German origin, the story of a young brother and sister duo who discover a house of candy and cake in the forest and a child-devouring witch. The story is of immense popular interest and often found in books, films, theater, arts, theme parks, etc. The story of Hansel and Gretel is often found in school text books too. Almost similar stories on characters reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel can be found in local folklore throughout the world.