Museum Brüder Grimm-Haus Steinau
Historic Building and Museum in Steinau an der Straße
Museum Brüder Grimm-Haus Steinau or the Brothers Grimm House is a museum in the town of Steinau an der Straße, Germany, dedicated to the lives and works of the Brothers Grimm. The museum is located in the former home of the Grimm family, where Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm lived for several years during their childhood. The house was built in 1562 and has been restored to look like it did in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The museum features exhibits on the lives of the Grimm brothers, their famous collection of fairy tales, and the town of Steinau an der Straße during the time period in which they lived there. Visitors can see displays of early editions of the Grimm brothers’ books, including the first edition of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” as well as original illustrations by famous artists such as Arthur Rackham and Ludwig Richter.
One of the highlights of the museum is a room dedicated to the history of the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” which the Brothers Grimm collected and published in their first edition of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” in 1812. The room features various versions of the tale from around the world, as well as a life-size diorama of the story.
In addition to the exhibits, the museum also offers guided tours, storytelling sessions, and workshops for children. The Brothers Grimm House is a popular destination for tourists and fans of fairy tales alike, and provides a unique insight into the lives and works of the famous Grimm brothers.
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Visiting Museum Brüder Grimm-Haus Steinau
March to October daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November to February daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adults 6.00 euros (Brothers Grimm House and Museum Steinau)