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The new temporary exhibition at the GRIMMWELT Kassel from 9 May to 13 October 2024 will bring to life the world of Czech puppet and travelling theatre, its art, and the fairy tales and stories that go with it.

Permanent Exhibition

Mother and child look at fairy tale books in the "Folk tales" section.

GRIMMWELT adventure space

Experience fairy tale collectors and linguists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in this fascinating world of knowledge and discovery.

In the middle of the city of Kassel and in the heart of Germany, GRIMMWELT Kassel is the world’s largest exhibition house dedicated to the life’s work of the Brothers Grimm. As a cultural, leisure, and educational institution as well as an event location, GRIMMWELT invites you to discover, learn, and experience.

A view of the GRIMMWELT and the Weinbergpark.
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A view of the entrance to the GRIMMWELT.
The stairs to the roof of the GRIMMWELT.

Experience-oriented, surprising, innovative, modern, and accessible, GRIMMWELT Kassel presents the fascinating life and work of the famous fairy tale collectors and linguists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

An exciting combination of historical objects, modern artworks, and hands-on installations make it a place of exploration, learning, and active experience.

Playful and informative approaches as well as linguistic, literary, and cultural studies perspectives allow visitors to gain new insights into the lives of the brothers.

Target groups

GRIMMWELT Kassel is aimed at children, young people, and adults, families and school classes, experts and laypeople, art and language enthusiasts, fairy tale connoisseurs and GRIMM fans, and travellers and people with a special connection to Kassel.

Mediation & arts education

A varied programme of guided tours, readings, and other events tailored to the current special exhibition as well as offers that can be used and booked individually allows visitors to explore new worlds of knowledge.

The offers and educational programme are adapted to different target groups and individual needs.

Impact & goals

GRIMMWELT Kassel builds bridges between culture and literature into the world of the public. It makes the creative life and work of the Brothers Grimm accessible to a broad public. To this end, it focuses on the lively communication of language and literature and does not stop at the presentation of the historical.

The experience-oriented mediation invites you to find your own solutions and ways of expression, to perceive trends and changes, and to understand and classify developments. Visitors should be motivated to actively explore content, to collect positive learning experiences, and to experience eureka effects.


View of the entrance area of the GRIMMWELT Kassel with visitors.
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Jan Sauerwald
Director | Head of Programmes

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Lina Schmidt
Authorized officer

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Christine Grossberndt
Assistant to the direction | Eventmanagement

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E. und

Timo Vogt


Katja Blum
Press | Marketing | Public Relations

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E. und

Maren Allmers
Project Management Exhibitions

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Claudia Rosskopf

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Ute Lilly Mohnberg

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Julia Ronge
Mediation | Didactics

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Stefanie Büscher

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Rolf Tonhäuser
House and event technology

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E. und

Johannes Ickler

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Alongside the documenta and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, GRIMMWELT is one of the most important trademarks of the city of Kassel.

The building quickly became a magnet for visitors. Because the modern building is also part of the visitor experience. As a walk-in sculpture with a publicly accessible staircase that ends in a 2,000 m² roof terrace with a breathtaking view of the Südstadt of Kassel all the way to the Hercules, a special building that is well worth discovering has been created.

The spectacular and award-winning staircase architecture by the renowned Aachen-based architectural firm kadawittfeldarchitektur continues inside with split-levels that provide exciting and unexpected insights into the exhibitions time and again. The centre of GRIMMWELT is the foyer, which runs through the building as an elongated space and ends in the light-flooded Café FALADA with a panoramic view.

The world of experience of the permanent exhibition extends over about 1,200 m² on two levels. The changing special exhibitions are presented on a further 330 m².

The stairs to the roof of the GRIMMWELT.


City of Kassel



Exhibition design:

Holzer Kobler Architects

Exhibition concept:

hürlimann + lepp exhibitions


05 | 2020

Special exhibition “FINSTERWALD”
Gold in the “Exhibition Experience themed: Exhibition” category, Art Directors Club for Germany (ADC)

11 | 2019

Special exhibition “FINSTERWALD”
Bronze in the “Spaces” category in the “Gute Gestaltung 2019” competition, German Designer Club


Among the four finalists of the DAM, Prize of the German Architecture Museum

01 | 2017

Special prize as part of the 2017 Tourism Award, GrimmHeimat NordHessen
“The exhibition building, which is outstanding in terms of architecture and content, has world-class status and draws the attention of tourists not only to Kassel but also to the entire GrimmHeimat NordHessen”.

24 | 03 | 2017

12th Nordhessischer Marketingpreis, Marketingclub Nordhesse
“A coherent marketing concept in multi-award-winning architecture”

29 | 07 | 2017

“Special Mention” for GRIMMWELT Kassel as an employer brand in the category “Excellence in Brand Strategy, Management and Creation” of the “German Brand Award 2017”


»German Brand Award 2016«


polis Award 2016 for Urban and Real Estate Development in the “Liveable Open Space” category


Commendation of the German Urban Development Award for the Weinberg area and the successful integration of GRIMMWELT


“Building of the Year 2015”, online voting of the architecture magazine “German Architects”


»10 of the best new museums 2015«, The Guardian


»10 Biggest Museum Openings of the Year«, Condé Nast Traveler 2015


Looking back on more than ten years of project preparation, three years of realization, and an exciting and successful time since the opening of the GRIMM WORLD Kassel, we are grateful to the numerous sponsors, patrons, supporters, network partners, and for all inspiration.

For the realization of the GRIMM WORLD Kassel, we should like to express our particular thanks and appreciation to:

Logos of the GRIMMWELT partners Stadt Kassel, Landkreis Kassel, "Investitionen in Ihre Zukunft" Europa und Hessen, K + S
For the future, it is our goal to develop the GRIMM WORLD Kassel further, together with the various cooperation partners, mainly from the areas of culture, tourism and education.

From the outset, it was a priority for the GRIMM WORLD Kassel to form a network. Cooperation and interaction was propagated from the very beginning – with artists, visitors and institutions, both from the town and the university, with museums, libraries and schools.

Here reference must be made to the »decentralised« concept of the city of Kassel, which collects and preserves the Grimm's heritage as the owner of the Grimm Collection, while the University of Kassel is a pioneer in research with its Chair for the Life and Work of the Brothers Grimm, founded in 2012 and unique in the whole of Germany. The limited company »GRIMMWELT Kassel gGmbH« is responsible for the presentation and communication of the Grimms’ work in all its facets to a wide and international public. Together these partners work together, bringing in their respective specific competencies and resources in the interests of the common goal.

The GRIMM WORLD Kassel relies on a network of local and regional partners. These include Kassel Marketing, the administration of the Kassel district, »GrimmHeimat NordHessen«, the German Fairy Tale Route, and local and regional companies

Logos of the GRIMMWELT partners Kassel Marketing und Landkreis Kassel
Logos of the GRIMMWELT partners Grimmheimat Nordhessen, Deutsche Märchenstraße und Prof. Dr. Ludewig und Partner GmbH