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Special Exhibition

imPOSSIBLE? The magic of wishes

A special exhibition about imagination and the self-evidence of the impossible in fairy tales - and more - will come to Kassel in November 2022.

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.

  • Guided Tour

“GRIMMWELT: in a class of its own!”
Where education becomes an adventure

Children discover the GRIMMWELT with the flyer "Weltreise".
For Educational Programme

Duration

60 minutes or
90 minutes or
90 minutes as a split class (2 x 45 minutes for each group of max. 15)

Group size

max. 15 pupils per group
max. 4 groups at the same time

Languages

German, English, French, Italian

Price

65 € (60 minutes) or
95 € (90 minutes)
per guide
plus admission charge: 3 € per pupil
2 accompanying adults free

Foreign language surcharge

10 € (60 minutes) or
20 € (90 minutes)

Meeting point

GRIMMWELT Foyer

Info

Discover the unknown in the fairy tales, unearth curiosities in the “German Dictionary”, try out interactive media stations—the GRIMMWELT is filled with opportunities for hands-on experience.

Book a guided tour!

The GRIMMWELT from A-Z

This general guided tour gives students an in-depth insight into the life and works of the Brothers Grimm.

Besides biographical information, the subjects of the tour are both the Grimms’ linguistic work—as exemplified by the “German Dictionary”—and the famous collection of “Children’s and Household Tales”.

The life of the Brothers Grimm

This guided tour focuses on the Grimms’ biography.

“Who were the famous collectors of fairy tales?”, “How did they end up in Kassel?” and “What was the situation of the Grimm family?” are just some of the points raised.

There is also a brief look at the brothers’ linguistic work and the famous Grimms’ fairy tale collection.

The world of fairy tales

During this tour, the students can immerse themselves in the world of the Grimms’ fairy tales and how they were created.

“How did Jacob and Wilhelm collect the tales?” and “What is the difference between folk tales and literary tales?” are some of the themes that are touched upon.

The tour also gives a brief insight into the Brothers Grimm’s linguistic work and their biography.

The world of language

This tour transports students into the world of language and words as they learn about the connections between the fairy tales and Jacob and Wilhelm’s linguistic work.

There is also a brief look at the Grimms’ life and their famous collection of fairy tales.

The contents and subject matter of the circular tour can be adapted to suit all age groups.

Service

Various teaching modules (e.g., guided tours, workshops and workbooks for individual exploration in small groups or via the app) can be compiled and adjusted to suit school curricula.

Arrival

On foot

The walk from Kassel Main Line station (Hauptbahnhof) to the GRIMMWELT takes about 20-30 minutes.

Tram

Take a RegioTram or KVG tram to the “Rathaus” or “Rathaus/Fünffensterstraße” stop, then follow the signposted pedestrian route (approx. a 7-minute walk).

Procedures and other information

Arrival

On arrival, participants are requested to wait outside the GRIMMWELT building until the tour guide has registered the group at the cash desk and paid the entrance fee.

Ticket

Before the group enters the building, the tour guide will be given a sticker (instead of an individual ticket) for each group member. These stickers must be displayed visibly on group members’ clothing.

Corona advice

Any verification of a negative test or other pandemic-related formalities required must take place before the main group enters the building or, where appropriate, the tour guide must complete the formalities at the cash desk in advance while the group waits outside.

Cloakroom

Bags, jackets, overcoats etc. must be deposited in the cloakroom or in a locker.

Payment

Guided tour

On site, pay the guide (cash ONLY!)

Admission charge

On site at the GRIMMWELT cash desk (cash / EC card / credit card)

Cancellation terms and conditions

Guided tour

If a booked tour is cancelled up to 11 working days before the scheduled date, a processing fee of 15 € per group will be charged. The entire sum due must be paid for cancellations made 10 or fewer working days before the scheduled tour date. The regulations and requirements laid down by the Federal Government, the State of Hesse and the City of Kassel valid on the day of the tour apply. Cancellations made due to the pandemic are free of charge.

Admission

The group reservation for admission can be cancelled free of charge.