Brothers Grimm Cultural Centre

Interactive experience exhibition

For the city of Hanau, we developed as a partner of the project development company HBB an experience-oriented exhibition in which the most famous sons of the city – the Brothers Grimm – take centre stage.

The dream world of the Brothers Grimm

In the listed building on the centrally located Schlossplatz – currently the location of the city library – a Brüder Grimm Cultural Centre will be built, which will appeal to a broad, international audience with a cross-generational concept and bring the Grimms’ imagination to life.

The search for vocabulary

The visitors dive into the dream world of the Brothers Grimm, where they experience adventures to fairy tales, politics, history and language – and experience at the end how they carry the “vocabulary” in themselves.

Connecting diversity

In close consultation with the Brothers Grimm Expert Commission and in cooperation with representatives of the local and regional educational landscape, we have developed a concept which demonstrates the diversity of the topics and the variety of the Brothers Grimm. The public was also actively involved in the conception process.


Project development

  • Further and new development of the existing feasibility study
  • Visit forecast
  • Analysis of economic efficiency

Conception and scenography

  • Positioning and thematization
  • Further development of visit dramaturgy and
    Main Idea
  • Content development and exhibition concept
  • Media conception and storyboarding
  • Development of interactive exhibits

Design and planning

  • Exhibition design
  • Architectural vision in coordination with the planning team for structural engineering (RKW)

Project information

  • Client: Stadt Hanau
  • Execution period: 09/2010 – 05/2011
  • Exhibition area planned: approx. 2.000 sqm

Contact person

Bernhard Kehrer

Executive Management