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.
Tel. +49 (0)561/7872033, www.grimms.de
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in Hanau. Today, the city commemorates its famous sons in a number of ways, including the Brothers Grimm monument, the annual Brothers Grimm fairy tale pageant and festival and Brothers Grimm guided tours. The monument in the market square is the starting point for the German Fairy Tale Route to Bremen.
Tel. +49 (0)6181/295950, www.hanau.de
The Brothers Grimm house in Steinau provides an insight into the life and lasting influence of the famous brothers and into their fairy tale world. The exhibition focuses on their growing up as children and adolescents in this area. The Grimm family lived in this house from 1791 to 1796, during which time the house served as a deanery.
Tel. +49 (0)6663/7605, www.brueder-grimm-haus.de
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were students in Marburg from 1802 to 1806. Today, visitors can enjoy a large number of attractions that trace the life of the brothers Grimm in Marburg and the impact that they had on this university city, including guided tours that follow in the brothers’ footsteps, an energetic Brothers Grimm themed trail, a fairy tale tour and permanent and special exhibitions.
Tel. +49 (0)6421/9912-0, www.marburg.de
One of the most important sources for the Brothers Grimm collection of fairy tales was Dorothea Viehmann. In the Knallhütte brewery, she would listen from an early age to the many legends and stories told by the pedlars and merchants passing through. Today, you can still spend a cosy hour listening to fairy tales narrated by a young “Dorothea”.
Brauhaus Knallhütte, Tel. +49 (0)561⁄49907-0, www.knallhuette.de
This magnificent former hunting lodge/castle was built by the Landgraves of Hesse, and by the end of the 19th century, it was popularly considered to be the fairy tale castle described by the brothers Grimm. It is nowadays a venue for visitors to enjoy a wide range of events.
Tel. +49 (0)5671⁄808-0, www.dornroeschenschloss.de