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The Brothers Grimm. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. 1785 -Jacob Grimm was born in Hanau, Germany. 1786 - Jacob’s brother Wilhelm Grimm was born. The boys were 10/11 years old when their father died. An aunt sent them to a prestigious school. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

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The Brothers Grimm


Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

  • 1785 -Jacob Grimm was born in Hanau, Germany.

  • 1786- Jacob’s brother Wilhelm Grimm was born.

  • The boys were 10/11 years old when their father died. An aunt sent them to a prestigious school.


Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

  • Jacob and Wilhelm collected fairy tales from local story tellers who would go from village to village, telling their stories.

  • 1812 -First volume of tales were published

  • People objected to the stories, stating that they were too violent for children. The Grimm brothers wanted to keep the stories authentic and in their original form.


Fairy Tales

  • They are also called Marchen.

  • Setting is an unreal world. Time/place is not specified.

  • Characters are often not named, but are given names that describe them.

  • Involve magic and magical characters.

  • Often have talking animals.


Fairy Tales

  • Good characters are rewarded, bad characters are punished.

  • The hero is often humble, young, stupid, and/or small who overcome adversity to win the contest, marry the princess, and/or become rich beyond her/his wildest dreams.

  • Often end with the hero living happily ever after.


Fairy Tale Road

  • In Germany, there is a fairy tale “road” which highlights several areas where the Brothers Grimm’s stories take place.

  • The Fairy-Tale Road runs approximately 370 miles from Hanau in the south to Bremen in the north.ousehold-tales/


Stop 1: Hanau

  • The birthplace of the Grimm Brothers


Stop 2/3: Schwalm Region

  • Setting of Little Red Riding Hood

  • Visit the Museum to see traditional clothing Little Red Riding Hood could’ve worn.


Stop 3: Rapunzel’s Tower


Stop 4: Castle Sababurg

  • The Castle of Sleeping Beauty


Stop 5: Hamlin

  • Setting for the Pied Piper, a rat catcher who lured the town's children away, never to be seen again.

  • Visit the rat catchers house

  • See the old Glockenspiel at the "Hochzeitshaus" (Wedding House) that reenacts the legend of the Pied Piper.


Bremen

  • The home of the Bremen town musicians, the witty animals that outsmarted the thieves.

  • Visit their statue on the central town square.


Video

  • http://www.adventuresbydisney.com/europe/germany-vacations/


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