23rd Berlin Fairy Tale Days: "Little Red Riding Hood is from Berlin! 200 Years of Brother Grimm’s Children's and Household Tales

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23rd Berlin Fairy Tale Days: "Little Red Riding Hood is from Berlin! 200 Years of Brother Grimm’s Children's and Household Tales

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1812 – two hundred years ago – the first edition of Brother Grimm’s Children’s and Household Tales was published in Berlin! This is where the place of their publishing company has been and where they lived and worked from 1841 until they died. Therefore the city of Berlin is very important in the lives of the Brothers Grimm.

In 2006 Grimm’s Children’s and Household Tales has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. The book is one of the most popular works of the German cultural history. Reasons enough for a worthy celebration of the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales 2012 in Berlin – the birthplace of their literary success!

We will get to know what we have to do to turn a frog into a prince, how Snow White is making new friends in a residential community of seven people and what happened to a bean that was laughing so much till it burst. Well known “classics” and more unknown fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm which influenced generations of children will delight lots of young people and those who remained young.

In addition, there will be lots of news to discover: celebrities will read fairy tales and talk about their childhood. An exhibition named “Little Red Riding Hood is from Berlin” will present beautiful storybooks from the publication history of Grimm’s works in Berlin. The pupils’ competition “If I would be king of Germany …” offers its competitors plenty great prizes to win. A symposium will deal with the philological works of the Brothers Grimm.

Theatre plays, workshops, movies and concerts as well as the traditional fairy tale market at the Berlin Nikolai Quarter offer a fairy-tale frame, where you may immerse yourself in the world of the Brothers Grimm.

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