"No less vivid in my mind are the thoughts of Jacob and I walking hand in hand across the market square in the new town (… ), stopping in childish joy to watch the golden rooster at the top of the tower, turning to and fro in the wind."
The national monument of the Brothers Grimm was inaugurated in 1896 on this very market square; since 1975 it is also the starting point of the German Fairy Tale Route.
Hanau has been officially called the Brothers Grimm City since 2006. It was here that Jacob and Wilhelm and Ludwig Emil Grimm saw the light of day. The city honours its famous sons with a literature and art prize, historical city tours, the annual Brothers Grimm Festival and numerous other initiatives and offers.