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Craig W wrote a review Aug 2019
Perkasie, Pennsylvania86 contributions54 helpful votes
This is house where the Grimm brothers lived until there fathers death. It is a large house, representing their fathers influential position. The museum tells the story of the Grimm brothers, Jacob & Wilhelm, but it also introduces you to the rest of their family. It was certainly new to me to learn that their brother Ludwig, was a talented artist who has many wonderful sketches and portraits displayed in the museum. Certainly, the focus is on the wonderful children's stories and the museum does a good job capturing hem in displays. But, the brothers were also heavily into creating a German dictionary and history books. If you have an interest in seeing where the brothers imagination for the stories they'd later create began it is a must see. Additionally, the town itself is beautiful with many old timbered houses.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Susanne412 wrote a review Mar 2019
Sandton, South Africa1,420 contributions118 helpful votes
Finally I made it. I always wanted to go there and there were lot's of artefacts and books which I could remember. It's a nice museum also for kids, very interactive.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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pearx4 wrote a review Mar 2018
Stafford, Virginia619 contributions67 helpful votes
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Fun and interesting museum about the world famous Grimm Brothers and their fairytales. While the museum is in German there is an English App and printout that are provided at the ticket desk. Entrance includes entrance into the Steinau Museum as well. The architecture of the house is lovely and we had a good time figuring out the fairy tale dioramas on the upper level. The grounds are fun as well as there are a few fairy-tale depictions scattered throughout. Walk down to the river and enjoy the serenity of the area. Plan to spend 1-2 hours between the two museums.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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mpmellon wrote a review Mar 2018
Penngrove, California122 contributions62 helpful votes
The museum is in the house where the Grimm family lived while they were in Steinau. That in itself is cool. Downstairs you see the kitchen and some furnishings, which is a nod to that era. Half of the downstairs talks about the family history. The other half contains displays of Jacob and Wilhelm's linguistic work, and younger brother Ludwig Emil's beautiful artwork. Upstairs focuses entirely on fairy tales, from a room of dioramas to theater and operas to collectibles. Important to note that there is a LOT of reading in this museum and none of the displays are translated. You can scan a QR code to get an English guide on your phone, but in many rooms it just gives an overview and not the details. If you have the time and patience, I'd suggest you use an app that can scan and translate for you. Also, no picture-taking allowed. Most of the museum would be too academic for young kids, but one of the rooms upstairs has headsets with about a dozen fairy tales you can listen to (didn't try them so don't know if they offer an English option), and the dioramas are set up so you try to guess which story they come from and flip up the label for the answer. Your entrance fee also gets you into the city museum across the courtyard, which was good for a walk-through.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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mennogr wrote a review Mar 2018
Hamburg, Germany34 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice and cosy atmosphere in the Brüder Grimm Haus. Gives you the feeling to be living in the time of the authors.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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