SNOW WHITE AND THE WOLF - RUMPELSTILTSKIN - THE ENTIRE GERMAN DICTIONARY
The GRIMMWELT Kassel presents the Brothers Grimm in a building that was designed especially for this purpose, on the Kassel Weinberg hill. It is aimed at children and senior citizens, families and school groups, experts and laymen, art lovers and linguists as well as fairytale lovers. Interactive exhibits invite guests to get involved, and facilitate a communicative learning experience as well as dialogue. Some of the most valuable exhibits include the personal copies of the children’s fairytales, which have been classed as a UNESCO Memory of the World since 2005. Besides the famous fairytales, the fascinating story of the creation and development of the largest dictionary in the German language is also told. Fun and informative exhibits and a format that continues to surprise give visitors new ways to access the multifaceted work, as well as the social and political lives of the Brothers Grimm. The accessible roof provides a fascinating viewing platform.
THE WORLD OF FAIRYTALES Alongside the Luther Bible, the book of fairytales by the Brothers Grimm is the most famous and most popular book from German cultural history in the world.
THE GRIMM – as the German dictionary is also known. When the Brothers Grimm began the project in 1838, they expected it to take around ten years to complete. Wilhelm Grimm got as far as the letter D, Jacob to the term “Frucht”. Generations of linguists continued their work, which was completed in 1961, for the time being at least.