Brothers Grimm

There once were two brothers, Wilhelm and Jacob. After their fathers’ death they were sent to Aunt Henrietta to start studying. As the brothers grew older, they became more and more interested in German poetry and fairytales. Time went by and they went their own separate ways. Wilhelm met his sweetheart Dortchen and spent lots of evenings listening to her charming stories about the Six Swans, Mother Hulda, Cinderella and many others. Her lovely voice and way of telling inspired his passion for German fairytales. Then he and Jacob reunited and obtained positions in royal library of Kassel. And so the story of the great Grimm Brothers began.

The world-famous Grimm Brothers are the best storytellers of all time. They are widely known as outstanding collectors of romantic fairy tales, including “Hansel and Gretel”, “Rapunzel”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, and “Sleeping Beauty”. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm had really joyous hearts and adventurous spirits. They travelled all over the country to collect fascinating folk tales. Their contribution to the world literature is priceless, and the Grimm’s fairy tales are still loved by pretty much everyone.

Exceptional Collection of Grimm Brothers’ Stories

We’re pleased to introduce to you a full list of Grimm fairy tales. We hope you will enjoy our golden collection, based solely on most popular and most requested stories. These tales were adapted from folk stories and first published in 1812 and 1815 as parts of two-volume “Children’s and Household Tales”. And even if you’re already familiar with most celebrated stories, you’ll find so many wonderful fairytales you’ve never read before.

Grimm’s Classic Fairy Tales and Stories You Never Knew

For every classic story you’ve known since kindergarten, there are literally dozens of Grimm Brothers fairy tales which are forgotten or unknown. That definitely doesn’t mean they’re less beautiful or puzzling. Our ultimate Brothers Grimm stories list contains lots of amazing fairytales.

The folklore-based Brothers Grimm stories turn 205 this year, and there’s no better way to celebrate the anniversary than to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the mythic fairytale world. Our collection includes more than 200 spectacular Brothers Grimm fairy tales which represent the blossoming of the German Romanticism.

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A riddling tale

Three women were changed into flowers which grew in the field, but one of them was allowed to be in her own home at night. Then once when day was drawing near, and she was forced to go back to her companions in the field and become a flower again,…

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All-kinds-of-fur (Allerleirauh)

There was once on a time a King who had a wife with golden hair, and she was so beautiful that her equal was not to be found on earth. It came to pass that she lay ill, and as she felt that she must soon die, she called the…

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Bearskin

There was once a young fellow who enlisted as a soldier, conducted himself bravely, and was always the foremost when it rained bullets. So long as the war lasted, all went well, but when peace was made, he received his dismissal, and the captain said he might go where he…

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Brides on their trial

There was once a young shepherd who wished much to marry, and was acquainted with three sisters who were all equally pretty, so that it was difficult to him to make a choice, and he could not decide to give the preference to any one of them. Then he asked…

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Brother Lustig

There was one on a time a great war, and when it came to an end, many soldiers were discharged. Then Brother Lustig also received his dismissal, and besides that, nothing but a small loaf of contract-bread, and four kreuzers in money, with which he departed. St. Peter had, however,…

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Cat and mouse in partnership

A cat had made the acquaintance of a mouse, and had said so much to her about the great love and friendship that he felt for her, that at last the mouse agreed that they should live and keep house together. “But we must make preparations for winter, or else…

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Cinderella

There was once a rich man whose wife lay sick, and when she felt her end drawing near she called to her only daughter to come near her bed, and said, “Dear child, be pious and good, and God will always take care of you, and I will look down…

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Clever Else

There was once a man who had a daughter who was called Clever Else, and when she was grown up, her father said she must be married, and her mother said, “Yes, if we could only find some one that would consent to have.” At last one came from a…

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Clever Grethel

There was once a cook named Grethel, who wore shoes with red rosettes, and when she walked out with them on, she turned herself this way and that, and thought, “You certainly are a pretty girl!” And when she came home she drank, in her gladness of heart, a draught…

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Clever Hans

The mother of Hans said, “Whither away, Hans?” Hans answered, “To Grethel.” – “Behave well, Hans.” – “Oh, I’ll behave well. Good-bye, mother.” – “Good-bye, Hans.” Hans comes to Grethel, “Good day, Grethel.” – “Good day, Hans. What dost thou bring that is good?” – “I bring nothing, I want…

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Death and the goose herder

A poor herder went along the shore of a large and stormy water, herding many white geese. To this on came Death over water, and was asked by the herder, whence he came from, and whence he wanted to go? Death answered, that he came out of the water and…

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Death's messengers

In ancient times a giant was once travelling on a great highway, when suddenly an unknown man sprang up before him, and said, “Halt, not one step farther!” – “What!” cried the giant, “a creature whom I can crush between my fingers, wants to block my way? Who art thou…

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Doctor Know-all

There was once on a time a poor peasant called Crabb, who drove with two oxen a load of wood to the town, and sold it to a doctor for two thalers. When the money was being counted out to him, it so happened that the doctor was sitting at…

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Domestic servants

“Whither goest thou?” – “To Walpe.” – “I to Walpe, thou to Walpe, so, so, together we’ll go.” “Hast thou a man? What is his name?” – “Cham.” – “My man Cham, thy man Cham; I to Walpe, thou to Walpe; so, so, together we’ll go.” “Hast thou a child?…

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Donkey cabbages

There was once a young huntsman who went into the forest to lie in wait. He had a fresh and joyous heart, and as he was going thither, whistling upon a leaf, an ugly old crone came up, who spoke to him and said, “Good-day, dear huntsman, truly you are…

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Eve's various children

When Adam and Eve were driven out of Paradise, they were compelled to build a house for themselves on unfruitful ground, and eat their bread in the sweat of their brow. Adam dug up the land, and Eve span. Every year Eve brought a child into the world; but the…

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Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie

“Good-day, Father Hollenthe.” – “Many thanks, Pif-paf-poltrie.” – “May I be allowed to have your daughter?” – “Oh, yes, if Mother Malcho (Milch-cow), Brother High-and-Mighty, Sister K”setraut, and fair Katrinelje are willing, you can have her.” “Where is Mother Malcho, then?” – “She is in the cow-house, milking the cow.”…

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Ferdinand the faithful

Once on a time lived a man and a woman who so long as they were rich had no children, but when they were poor they had a little boy. They could, however, find no godfather for him, so the man said he would just go to another place to…

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