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Grimms Gerüchteküche

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.

  • Guided Tour

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

Goldmarie | Illustration: Yu Kim
For Groups


60 or 90 minutes

Group size

max. 15 persons per group
max. 2 groups at the same time


German, English


80 € (60 minutes) or
110 € (90 minutes) per guide
plus admission

Foreign language surcharge

20,00 € (60 minutes) or
27,50 € (90 minutes)

Meeting point



Roll up the Rumpelstiltskin file again with us! For the question rightly arises here: Who is actually the bad guy or even the bad gal in the end? In this exhibition tour, we will examine typical role models in well-known fairy tales such as the "Brave Little Tailor," which have a lot to do with our sense of justice.

The Brothers Grimm also dealt with the law and created a foundational work with their "Deutsche Rechtsalterthümer" (German Legal Antiquities). Where do well-known proverbs like "break the rod" come from and what secret meanings are hidden behind shoes or keys?

In this overview tour through the special exhibition, follow in the footsteps of the studied jurists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Learn more about their many connections with the topics of law and justice - whether as critics of absolutist ideals or as two of the "Göttingen Seven". And discuss with us current debates in which there is more than black and white.


Upon availability you will receive a binding booking confirmation.

You would like to book a guided tour at short notice?

For appointments less than a week in advance, please call our booking team at +49 561 707707 (available Mon. - Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).


Procedures and other information


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.


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.


Bags, jackets, coats, etc. must be deposited at the coat rack or in a locker.


Guided tour

On site, pay the guide (cash ONLY!)

Admission charge

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

Payment by invoice

It is possible to pay for the guided tour by invoice if agreed in advance. A small fee will be charged for this service.
If booking and payment of the guided tour fee and admission charge are arranged via Kassel Marketing, the service charge will be waived. The booking confirmation will be accepted as a voucher at the cash desk.

Cancellation terms and conditions

Up to 11 days

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.

10 days or less

The entire sum due must be paid for cancellations made 10 or fewer working days before the scheduled tour date.

Arriving by coach

Alighting point

Visitors arriving by coach should head for the coach stop Brüder-Grimm-Platz (satnav destination: “Brüder-Grimm-Platz”).

From the coach stop, follow the signposted pedestrian route to the GRIMMWELT (approx. 4 minutes).


There are no parking facilities for tourist coaches at the GRIMMWELT. Coach parking is available at the Naturkundemuseum/Ottoneum at Papinplatz (satnav destination: “Papinplatz”).

The GRIMMWELT is approx. a 15-minute walk from there.

See also the “Arrivals” section of the Visitor Information.