The brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were outstanding figures whose work had a lasting effect on artistic developments in Germany and Europe. Their fairytale collection became famous worldwide.
A large part of their lives the famous fairy tale collectors and linguists spent in Kassel and there is much evidence of their lives and work along the “German Fairy Tale Route”.
It was here that "Grimm’s Fairy Tales" were compiled, edited and translated into 160 languages. In Kassel the brothers also developed their political opinions and concepts as well as engaging in extensive linguistic and literary research which led to the emergence of a new branch of scholarship; namely, the study of German language and literature.
The life and times of the brothers Grimm are vividly portrayed in the Brothers Grimm Museum in Kassel through various permanent exhibitions as well as exhibitions commemorating special events and occasions. The exhibition rooms are located in the baroque-style Palais Bellevue which was originally designed as an observatory for Hesse’s Landgrave Karl in 1714 by the French architect Paul du Ry.