Grimms' Fairy Tales

Grimms' Fairy Tales

Brothers Grimm biography

Fairy Tales Content

The Frog-King, or Iron Henry

Cat and Mouse in Partnership

Our Lady's Child

The Story of the Youth who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was

The Wolf and The Seven Little Kids

Faithful John

The Good Bargain

The Wonderful Musician

The Twelve Brothers

The Pack of Ragamuffins

Brother and Sister


The Three Little Men in the Wood

The Three Spinning Women

Hansel and Grethel

The Three Snake-Leaves

The White Snake

The Straw, The Coal, and the Bean

The Fisherman and his Wife

The Valiant Little Tailor


The Riddle

The Mouse, The Bird, and the Sausage

Mother Holle

The Seven Ravens

Little Red-Cap

The Bremen Town-Musicians

The Singing Bone

The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs

The Louse and the Flea

The Girl Without Hands

Clever Hans

The Three Languages

Clever Elsie

The Tailor in Heaven

The Wishing-Table, The Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack


The Wedding of Mrs. Fox

The Elves

The Robber Bridegroom

Herr Korbes

The Godfather

Frau Trude

Godfather Death

Thumbling as Journeyman

Fitcher's Bird

The Juniper-Tree

Old Sultan

The Six Swans



King Thrushbeard

Little Snow-white

The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn


Sweetheart Roland

The Golden Bird

The Dog and the Sparrow

Frederick and Catherine

The Two Brothers

The Little Peasant

The Queen Bee

The Three Feathers

The Golden Goose


The Hare's Bride

The Twelve Huntsmen

The Thief and his Master

Jorinda and Joringel

The Three Sons of Fortune

How Six Men Got On in the World

The Wolf and the Man

The Wolf and the Fox

The Fox and His Cousin

The Fox and the Cat

The Pink

Clever Grethel

The Old Man and his Grandson

The Water-Nix

The Death of the Little Hen

Brother Lustig

Gambling Hansel

Hans in Luck

Hans Married

The Gold-Children

The Fox and the Geese

The Poor Man and the Rich Man

The Singing, Soaring Lark

The Goose-Girl

The Young Giant

The Gnome

The King of the Golden Mountain

The Raven

The Peasant's Wise Daughter

Old Hildebrand

The Three Little Birds

The Water of Life

Doctor Knowall

The Spirit in the Bottle

The Devil's Sooty Brother


The Willow-Wren And The Bear

Sweet Porridge

Wise Folks

Stories about Snakes

The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat

The Two Travellers

Hans the Hedgehog

The Shroud

The Jew among Thorns

The Skilful Huntsman

The Flail from Heaven

The Two Kings' Children

The Cunning Little Tailor

The Bright Sun Brings It To Light

The Blue Light

The Wilful Child

The Three Army-Surgeons

The Seven Swabians

The Three Apprentices

The King's Son who Feared Nothing

Donkey Cabbages

The Old Woman in the Wood

The Three Brothers

The Devil and his Grandmother

Ferdinand the Faithful

The Iron Stove

The Lazy Spinner

The Four Skilful Brothers

One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes

Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie

The Fox and the Horse

The Shoes that Were Danced to Pieces

The Six Servants

The White Bride and the Black One

Iron John

The Three Black Princesses

Knoist and his Three Sons

The Maid of Brakel

Domestic Servants

The Lambkin and the Little Fish

Simeli Mountain

Going A-Travelling

The Donkey

The Ungrateful Son

The Turnip

The Old Man Made Young Again

The Lord's Animals and the Devil's

The Beam

The Old Beggar-Woman

The Three Sluggards

The Twelve Idle Servants

The Shepherd Boy

The Star-Money

The Stolen Farthings

Brides On Their Trial

Odds and Ends

The Sparrow and his Four Children

The Story of Schlauraffen Land

The Ditmarsch Tale of Wonders

A Riddling Tale

Snow-White and Rose-Red

The Wise Servant

The Glass Coffin

Lazy Harry

The Griffin

Strong Hans

The Peasant in Heaven

Lean Lisa

The Hut in the Forest

Sharing Joy and Sorrow

The Willow-Wren

The Sole

The Bittern and the Hoopoe

The Owl

The Moon

The Duration Of Life

Death's Messengers

Master Pfriem

The Goose-Girl at the Well

Eve's Various Children

The Nix of the Mill-Pond

The Little Folks' Presents

The Giant and the Tailor

The Nail

The Poor Boy in the Grave

The True Sweethearts

The Hare And The Hedgehog

The Spindle, The Shuttle, and the Needle

The Peasant And The Devil

The Crumbs on The table

The Sea-Hare

The Master-Thief

The Drummer

The Ear of Corn

The Grave-Mound

Old Rinkrank

The Crystal Ball

Maid Maleen

The Boots of Buffalo-Leather

The Golden Key

Children's Legends:

St. Joseph in the Forest

The Twelve Apostles

The Rose

Poverty and Humility lead to Heaven

God's Food

The Three Green Twigs

Our Lady's Little Glass

The Aged Mother

The Heavenly Wedding

The Hazel-Branch


The source of all fairy tales: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Household Tales, trans. Margaret Hunt (London: George Bell, 1884)