Fairy Tale Fans Rejoice, Grimm Museum Opens in September

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Hansel-and-gretel-rackhamFile this under I AM MASSIVELY EXCITED.

A fairy tale museum for the Brothers Grimm will be opening in September, reports say from

It’s not even a museum, but sort of a theme park.

Grimm World, the new-built visitor attraction in a park, will have 1,600 metres of indoor exhibition space and is set to open in just over two months.

Children will be able to push the wicked witch into her oven, as Hansel and Gretel did, and sit down at a table with the seven dwarfs, just like Snow White, as they relive famous fairy tales recorded by the German scholars two centuries ago.

Among the exhibits are originals like a manuscript of Children’s and Household Tales, the Grimms’ name for their book, which is now inscribed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World program.

According to the head of the Grimm World project, Susanne Voelker, the exhibition stops are to receive the finishing touch over the weeks ahead. The museum is expecting some 80,000 visitors a year.

First off, I would love to see an original of their book in person, and second, the first exhibit on their list is about hair!

Apart from the permanent exhibition, two or three thematic exhibitions are planned each year, the first being on hair in the tales compiled by the brothers, for example in Rapunzel, the story of a girl who lets her lover climb up her long hair into a tower.

I need to book a flight to Germany now.


Bri is the founder and co-editor of What the Fangirl. She loves chai lattes, Disney and fairy tales.

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