The brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, world famous fairy tale collectors and linguists, spent the longest and most fruitful period of their lives in Kassel.
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.