Enchanted Forest and World of Words…

Find your way through the enchanted forest, discover yourself in the Snow White mirror and rant and rave: The GRIMM WORLD on the Weinberg in Kassel invites small and big visitors to go on an exciting voyage of discovery through the varied life and work of the Brothers Grimm.

Here you don’t only experience the fairy tale world of the Brothers Grimm from many new perspectives: The important linguistic work by Jacob and Wilhelm, which is presented in a clear descriptive way, can also be explored here. For example, the interactive swear word generator unveils the numerous coarse insults that have made their way into the German Dictionary of the Brothers Grimm – great fun not only for younger visitors.

You can also delve into the world-famous fairy tales thanks to the numerous interactive stations and learn many interesting facts about their creation and the life of the learned Brothers in the old city of Kassel. Another highlight are the original copies of the Children’s and Household Tales that have been part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Register since 2005 and can be admired in the GRIMM WORLD.

And because so many adventures make you hungry, visitors can look forward to a great selection of magical delights for all taste buds in the Café-Restaurant FALADA – and in summer also outside in “Grimm’s Garden”. And as a special treat there‘s the fabulous panoramic view over Kassel. 

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Fridays until 8 pm

Red Riding Hood, Blue Beard
Exhibition from 13 November 2019 to 13 April 2020

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their world-famous fairy tale collection in the 19th century – which was also a time when numerous groundbreaking scientific discoveries regarding the physics of colour and the human visual perception were made. Inspired by this parallel development of scientific research and fantasy, the special exhibition "Red Riding Hood, Blue Beard" will examine the meaning of colours in fairy tales from 13 November onwards. Why is Little Red Riding Hood wearing red, of all colours, and why do we find the idea of a blue beard unnerving? This eye-opening exhibition provides the answers to both of these questions!


Did you know that compiling the German Dictionary involved a massive amount of small pieces of paper everywhere? And why it took a total of 123 years for the centennial work started by the Brothers Grimm to finally be completed? This one-hour tour will immerse you in the world of the Brothers Grimm – and take you on an exciting trip from the German dictionary to the fairy tale side of the Grimm’s work right up to interesting insights into their private lives. And you will also gain a lot of worthwhile information about the personal copies of the Children’s and Household Tales, which have been part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Register since 2005.

Price: 5 €, disc. 3 € plus entrance



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