Where can I read Grimm's Fairy Tales?

Who hasn’t heard of Grimm’s fairy tales? I bet, everybody has!
One of the Grimm brothers, Jakob,  was born on the 4th January  1785, so I thought today would be a good day to show you where you can find out more about the fairy tales.

Wikipedia is always a good starting point. Grimm’s Fairy Tales gives you some background information with a list of all the story titles in English and German. If you click on a link, you’ll then get to a new wikipedia page with information about that particular story.

If you search for Grimms Märchen, you’ll find the same info in German.

If, however, you’d rather just read the stories in German, check out this Grimms Märchen page. Here you can read the stories in German or listen to them. And if you print the story (or open the page again) you can listen at the same time as read them!

If that still isn’t enough for you, check Youtube for Grimms Märchen. That should keep you busy for a while 😉

I leave you with the trailer of ‘Der gestiefelte Kater’ as I wrote about it briefly here

At the moment you can’t see the whole film on Youtube, but there are parts to watch.

Do you have a favourite Grimm Fairy Tale? Which one?

Edit: Herr Antrim just told me about this site which also has Grimm’s Tales and others: 19th-Century German Stories here you can read the tales in German and English at the same time.
And on Twitter I’ve been told about another site: Grimm Stories 

 

 

 

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10 Responses to Where can I read Grimm’s Fairy Tales?

  1. Sarupa Shah says:

    Gotta be Rumpelstiltskin (probably not the German way of spelling it)…I used to love it as a child and still do…. 🙂

  2. Maggie Fulker says:

    Hi Angelika,

    I was born and raised in the German town of ” Stadt Steinau an der Strasse”, Maerchenstadt der Brueder Grimm. Born in Hanau, they lived a big part of their youth in Steinau, before moving to Kassel for studies.

    As a child, I had the privilege, every Saturday to see a theatre production of one of the fairy tales, produced by the world renowned puppet theatre company http://www.die-holzkoeppe.de/
    I just recvently bought an addition of all the Fairy Tales, reliving my child hood memories

    • Ooh, I just checked out their website – lovely. That must have been brilliant to see those plays every week! I bought a Kindle book of all the Grimm’s fairy tales a while ago and it is interesting to read the original stories, which aren’t always suitable for children.

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