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Further Highlights of Literature

Gutenberg-Museum Mainz
World-famous museum specialised on scripture and printing. Besides treasures like the inestimable Gutenberg Bible it also shows modern art books and a historical printer's workshop.

Bertolt Brecht
The work of this most important German dramatist of the 20th century comprises more than 40 stage plays, including the legendary "three penny opera". The author from Augsburg spent his last years after the exile in Chausseestraße 125 in Berlin and in the "iron villa" in Buckow.

Brüder Grimm
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his younger brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) made primarily a name as collectors of fairy tales and legends. Their manuscript collection of "children's and household tales" are registered as UNESCO Memory of the World. The two linguists come from Hanau, a Hessian town of gold smiths. They lived and worked, however, mainly in Kassel. The northern house near Wilhelmshöhe gate, where they lived is still in good condition. Moreover, the Grimm Brothers Museum in Palais Bellevue keeps their memory alive. Kassel and Hanau are on the German Fairy Tale Route.

Hermann Hesse
Author and Nobel Prize Winner translated into all major languages. His novel "Der Steppenwolf" gave its name to a rock band. His central topics were psychic landscapes and spirituality.