Brothers Grimm National Monument

Statue in Hanau

Hanau The Home Of The Storytellers Of The Brothers Grimm
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The Brüder-Grimm-Nationaldenkmal, or the Brothers Grimm National Monument, is a famous landmark located in the city of Hanau, Germany. It was created to honour the Brothers Grimm, who were born in Hanau in the late 18th century. The monument is situated in the city centre, on the market square, and consists of life-sized bronze statues of the Brothers Grimm. The statues depict Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the famous collectors of German folktales, standing side by side and looking out over the square.

The monument was designed by the German sculptor Syrius Eberle and was unveiled in 1896. It is considered to be one of the most important cultural landmarks in Hanau and attracts visitors from all over the world.

In addition to the monument, there is also a museum in Hanau that is dedicated to the Brothers Grimm. The museum features exhibits on the lives and works of the brothers, as well as displays on the history of fairy tales and folklore.

Overall, the Brothers Grimm National Monument is a must-visit for anyone interested in German literature and culture. It is a beautiful tribute to the legacy of the Brothers Grimm and a testament to the enduring popularity of their timeless stories.

The Brothers Grimm National Monument appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Hanau!

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Visiting Brothers Grimm National Monument


24 Hours



Address: Brüder-Grimm-Denkmal, Am Markt, Hanau, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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