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National Monument of the Brothers Grimm

Short facts

  • Hanau

The Brothers Grimm National Monument is the starting point of the German Fairy Tale Route.

The ceremonial unveiling of the monument took place on October 18, 1896.
The monument was created based on a design by Syrius Eberle, professor and sculptor from Munich.

The often asked question "Who is sitting, who is standing?" we can answer:
Wilhelm Grimm is seated, Jacob Grimm is standing.
According to a legend widespread in Hanau, Jacob and Wilhelm secretly swap places at midnight.

General information

  • for Groups
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for Pushchair
Payment Options
  • Entrance Free

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