It‘s enough just to look at the Sababurg castle in the fabled Reinhardswald forest, to imagine Sleeping Beauty in a deep sleep for 100 years, before she was finally kissed awake by her prince.
In addition to the castle Sababurg, there are many other places in North Hesse where the Grimm Brothers left their mark.
On a tour around the “Frau Holle“ pond at Hoher Meißner, during storytellings in the so-called land of Little Red Riding Hood in the Schwalm and Knüll area, on a visit from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in the “Snow White village” Bergfreiheit in Kellerwald or on a city tour with the “Brave Tailor“ through Bad Hersfeld: The Grimm‘s fairy tales are kept alive everywhere.
200 years ago, Kassel and the whole northern region of Hesse offered enough material for Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm for their book of “Children‘s and Household Tales”. Although the brothers lived, worked and studied in six different cities – Hanau, Steinau an der Straße, Marburg, Göttingen, and Berlin – they felt mostly at home in the middle of Germany.
Numerous diary entries and letters have proved how much connected the brothers were to their North Hessian homeland. The Brüder Grimm Museum in Kassel has devoted to this and a lot more. (Sarah Rogge-Richter)