Fairy-tale Anon: Marburg and the Grimm Tales…

Marburg is famous for the Brothers Grimm. Known for their epic collation of fairy tales, “The Brothers Grimm”, their journey is more elaborate than the story of Snow White. Born around 1785, the brothers were plunged into poverty when their father died in 1796. It is suggested the experience of poverty deeply affected them. Whether that informed the darkness that was portrayed in their books, or perhaps a drive to succeed and rectify the problems of a disjointed Germania, we may never know.

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