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Museum Brothers Grimm House Steinau

Short facts

  • Steinau an der Straße

Museum on the life, work and impact of the Brothers Grimm.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were six and five years old respectively when they moved to Steinau in 1791 with their parents and siblings (1562). The father Philipp Wilhelm Grimm, himself born in Steinau in 1751, had been transferred here and now held the position of landgrave bailiff. The former office building is a splendid half-timbered building, embedded in a picturesque courtyard.

The Brothers Grimm House Museum has been set up in their former home since 1998. With modern and interactive means, the life of the Grimm family in the Kinzigtal as well as the scientific work and the fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are presented in an appealing way.
A separate department is dedicated to the artistic work of her youngest brother and well-known painter Ludwig Emil Grimm. In the Grimms' autobiographies you can read how much the Brothers Grimm have fond memories of their childhood and youth in Steinau.

Magistrat der Stadt Steinau an der Straße

Brüder-Grimm-Straße 80

36396 Steinau an der Straße


Phone: +49 6663 / 7605


Website: www.brueder-grimm-haus.de

General information

Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • for Children of the age of 3-6
  • for Children of the age of 6-10
  • for Children of the age of 10 upwards
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet

Via the BAB 66, exit Steinau or exit Schlüchtern Süd By regional train, which runs hourly between Frankfurt and Fulda. Stop: Steinau an der Straße train station

More info

Closed groups can still visit the museums earlier, although there is an additional charge of 10.00 euros per hour or part thereof for the group.


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