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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.

Discover the GRIMMWELT Kassel with all your senses!

A wide variety of interactive exhibits, historic original pieces, helpful explanatory texts and works of art give you a fascinating and diverse insight into the life and work of the Brothers Grimm.

Discover the GRIMMWELT as an all-round experience: Listen, look, take part and discover the DORNENHECKE (THORN HEDGE) zone through touch.

Not only the fairy tales, but also the life of the Grimms in Kassel and their research into the German language are the subject of the exhibition.

A boy listens intently at an interactive exhibit.

Simple language

The GRIMMWELT Kassel is a museum.

You can find out about the Brothers Grimm here.

The Brothers Grimm wrote many books.

One book is very famous: “Children’s and Household Tales” – also called “Fairy Tales”.

One example is “Little Red Riding Hood”.

The Brothers Grimm lived in Kassel 200 years ago.

Our audio guide will tell you a lot more.

It’s an app that you can download.

There is also a Simple Language version!

The app is here in the Google Play store.

Or here in the Apple Appstore.

The app is free.

Mobility issues

Even if you have mobility issues, you can still visit the GRIMMWELT Kassel in comfort and safety.

There is car parking directly in front of the entrance and the building is equipped with a lift.

Access to the permanent exhibition and the special exhibition, which extend from the 1st Floor to the 2nd Basement Floor, is barrier-free.

A man in a wheelchair opens the elevator door on the 1st floor

Blind & visually impaired visitors

Whether it’s the whispering THORN HEDGE, the magical Talking Mirror or the or the Swear-Word Machine ÄRSCHLEIN—the GRIMMWELT permanent exhibition offers an experience for all the senses.

As well as a tactile model right at the entrance, the GRIMMWELT also offers an audio guide with an audio description in German. The guide is available either at the cash desk or as an app which you can be download directly and free of charge from the Google Play Store or the Apple Appstore.

Hearing impairment

The GRIMMWELT has an app in sign language which can be downloaded directly and free of charge at home—from the Google Play Store or Apple Appstore.


FAQs

Are there reduced admission prices?

Visitors with a degree of disability of 50 percent or higher pay a reduced admission price.

Is an accompanying person admitted free?

If a “B” is entered in the disability card, an accompanying person is admitted free of charge.

How do I get onto the roof if I can’t climb stairs?

There is access to the GRIMMWELT roof via a lift from the foyer.

Can I bring my service/assistance dog with me to the GRIMMWELT?

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed in the building.

Is there anywhere I can sit down in the exhibition?

There are seats in some sections of the exhibitions.

You can also ask one of our attendants for a portable museum stool.