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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

The world of fairy tales

Ein Trickfilmausschnitt zeigt, wie Wilhelm Grimm das Wort Wind in den Wald mit dem Hexenhaus haucht.
For Groups

Duration

60 or 90 minutes

Group size

ax. 15 persons per group
max. 4 groups at the same time

Languages

German, English, French, Italian, Russian

Price

65 € (60 minutes) or
95 € (90 minutes) per guide
plus admission

Foreign language surcharchge

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

Meeting point

GRIMMWELT Foyer

Info

Throughout their lives, the Brothers Grimm—and especially Wilhelm—constantly worked on their famous collection of “Children’s and Household Tales”, which was first published in 1812.

Little by little, Wilhelm Grimm developed the magical narrative tone which ensures that the Grimms’ fairy tales remain a firm favourite to this day. Find out more about the origins and subsequent editing of the tales and immerse yourself in the world of fairy tales.


An open book with handwritten notes in the margin.
UNESCO logo | The Brothers Grimm's Children's and Household Tales entered in the Memory of the World Register 2005.

The Brothers Grimm’s personal working copies, with their hand-written notes and corrections—known as the “personal copies of 1812/1815”—were added to the UNESCO Register “Memory of the World” in 2005.

Service

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)

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.

Corona notice

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.

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).

Parking

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.