The brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau and attended the grammar school in Kassel. When they completed their studies in Marburg, they returned to Kassel, the seat of the Landgraves of Hesse. In their own words, it was in Kassel that they spent “the most industrious and perhaps most productive time” of their lives. Wilhelm and Jacob did not only compile their fairy tales here, but this is also where their successful German Grammar and German Dictionary first began to take shape.
The Palais Bellevue is the historical setting for the Brothers Grimm Museum with exhibits on the literary, scientific and political heritage of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Personal copies of the Grimms' fairy tales, with numerous additions and annotations in the brothers’ own hand and which have now been declared world documentary heritage by UNESCO, can also be found in the museum.
Visitors can purchase a combi-ticket for both the State Exhibition of Hesse EXPEDITION GRIMM and the Brothers Grimm Museum.
Palais Bellevue, Schöne Aussicht 2, www.grimms.de
There are reminders around every corner of this walking tour that confirm Kassel's past - and present - as a city of art and culture. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of the brothers Grimm, admire the impressive historical buildings and discover the many outdoor documenta works of art that have now become a permanent feature of the city.
Duration: 2 hours.
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