The Grimms

The Brothers Grimm

Their work

The Brothers Grimm did far more that merely collecting fairy tales. As civil servants and scholars, they supported their family in various kinds of employment. However, their overwhelming passion was research into language, its origin and development.

They began to compile a meticulous inventory of German vocabulary, Jacob wrote the German Grammar, and together they documented ancient Germanic texts (songs, legends, runes, myths, medieval legal history). As founders of German studies, they also stimulated basic research in other European language areas.

Unter L wie LEBENSLÄUFER gibt es spannende Einblicke in die Biografien der Brüder Grimm. ©GRIMMWELT Kassel, Foto: Nikolaus Frank