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Brothers Grimm

The brothers Jacob (1785 - 1863) and Wilhelm (1786 - 1859) lived in six cities during their lifetimes. Except for their last station in life, Berlin, they are all located along the German Fairy Tale Route and offer a variety of access opportunities to their impressive life's work. Every year Hanau invites you to the Brothers Grimm Festival. In Steinau you can relive with all your senses how the Grimms lived as children. The GRIMM WORLD Kassel presents Jacob and Wilhelm as linguists who were networked worldwide and presents their personal copies of the "Tales of Children and the Home", part of the UNESCO "Memory of the World". The university town of Marburg takes you back to the time of romantic world exploration, while in Göttingen the two brothers are mainly known as politically committed scholars.


Life Stations of the Brothers Grimm


Beginning of their lifetime - and the German Fairy Tale Route


Six happy childhood years and a stroke of fate


First steps into the world of science


Centre of life and work - and the German Fairy Tale Route


Seven dedicated years at the university – with an involuntary end


Last creative period and resting place

Footsteps of the Brothers Grimm

Come along out of the here and now and immerse yourself into the world of fairy tales, sagas, and legends!
Set off on a search for words and fairy tales with Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm – at the places, where the two brothers actually lived.  Visit the great variety of museums, fairy tale houses and real historic places.
Our travel adventure continues in the other videos – When will your journey along the German Fairy Tale Route begin?


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