Based in the dreamy Philippsruhe Castle, right next to the river Main, the new hands-on museum “GrimmsMärchenReich” invites children and families on an interactive and multimedia-based, adventurous journey.
As they explore seven checkpoints, they pass the whisper hallway; cross fairytale landscapes; enter the room of transformation with mirrors and costume and end up in the reading realm with books, audio stations and films.
Trademark for “GrimmsMärchenReich” is that a kids committee, made up of 30 youngsters, followed the museum’s conception and composition. This resulted in a museum for children by children. However, older kids and adults will not be bored in GrimmsMärchenReich either: The museum offers various experiences around the Brothers Grimm, their family and famous fairytales. One big room is solely about the five brothers born in Hanau: Jacob, Wilhelm, Carl Friedrich, Ferdinand Philipp and the artist Ludwig Emil. Visitors experience 18th century Hanau through the Grimm children’s eyes, rest in the Grimm family’s good parlour and meet the family members, and see their working techniques, works and companions. Some unique, original pieces are exhibited as well, such as Jacob Grimm’s briefcase and frock, and the draft for a national monument of the Brothers Grimm.