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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"
Guided tour for school classes

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For Educational Programme


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. 2 groups at the same time


German, English


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



Reopen the "The Rumpelstiltskin File" with your class! For the question rightly arises here: Who is actually the bad guy or even the bad gal in the end?

In this exhibition tour, typical role models in well-known fairy tales such as the "Brave Little Tailor" are questioned together, 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 "den Stab brechen" (to break the bar) come from, and what secret meanings are hidden behind shoes or keys? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed with the students.

The overview tour through the special exhibition follows the traces of the studied lawyers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm through an eventful historical era. Their biographies were shaped by a variety of connections to the topic of law and justice - whether as critics of absolutist ideals, or as two of the "Göttingen Seven", or as members of the Paulskirche Assembly. In this way, history becomes close enough to touch.

The tour can be adapted to all ages in terms of content.


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 teacher / accompanying person has registered the group at the cash desk and paid the entrance fee.


Before the group enters the building, he teacher / accompanying person 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.
A key for a large locker is available for a deposit at the ticket office.


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 group reservation for admission can be cancelled free of charge.

Arrival (public transport)

On foot

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


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

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 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.