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Vortrag 29.02.2024 | Dr. Oliver Geister

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Märchen und Propaganda | Zum Umgang mit Märchen im »Dritten Reich«

Special Exhibition

Cover motif for the special exhibition

The Rumpelstiltskin File. Looking for clues in fairy tales and law.

The exhibition illuminates the question of right and wrong in three chapters, spanning from the Brothers Grimm's Children's and Household Tales through their lives and work to our present day.

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.

  • App

"The Rumpelstiltskin File"
Augmented reality app

GRIMMWELT Akte Rumpelstilzchen c Foto Nicolas Wefers App
For Adults


German, English


Loan device (mini ipad) free of charge (against deposit).
Use of headphones is obligatory
1 EUR headphones | use of own headphones possible


With the app accompanying the exhibition, exciting additional content and animations on the topics of fairy tales and law can be discovered.

The augmented reality app brings history to life and makes the historical images and documents appear from a new perspective.

Scanning the exhibits or symbols with a GRIMMWELT tablet triggers sound and animation sequences. Handwritten texts by Jacob Grimm become legible through transcription, figures from pictures come to life and let you, for example, take part in the Kassel "Brodschlacht" (Battle of Bread) in 1830 up close and personal.

The project was supported by the generous sponsorship of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Literarischer Gesellschaften und Gedenkstätten e.V. (ALG) and the CDW Stiftung gGmbH.

Logos of the sponsors of the augmented reality app (cdw stiftung and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Literarischer Gesellschaften und Gedenkstätten e.V.)


The app is available on a tablet that you can borrow at the ticket office.