Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Collection

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Once upon a time in the faraway land lived two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The Brothers Grimm came from very humble beginnings in Germany. But while the Grimm brothers had a tough start in life, they would later go on to become household names with just about every person knowing at least one of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales!

Some of their most famous fairy tales include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, and Rapunzel, just to name a few. All in all, they wrote over 150 stories.

Now while the Brothers Grimm fairy tales are attributed to them, it must be noted that many of the stories are in fact old folk tales that were passed down from generation to generation. The Brothers Grimm collected these folk stories and fairy tales, made changes to them, and then published them.

History Of The Brothers Grimm And Their Famous Fairy Tales

The Grimm brothers lost their father to pneumonia when Jacob was just 11 years old, and little Wilhelm was just 10. Because they were the eldest of six children, the family struggled financially when their father died. Without their father’s support, they relied on their grandfather and their aunt for help.

The Grimm brothers worked incredibly hard and they were determined to become the very best students they could be, hoping to make their father proud. They both graduated at the top of their respective classes.

Both of the Brothers Grimm studied law at the University of Marburg and eventually worked as professors in Hanover and later returned to Kassel where their love of German folklore and fairy tales would come to be.

When Jacob was 23 years old, his mother also passed away and he took on the responsibility of providing for his five younger siblings.

Photo of the Brothers Grimm
Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Hermann Biow, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Over the next years, the Brothers Grimm spent time collecting folktales and stories from friends, family, and local people around them. In 1812, they eventually published their first collection of fairy tales in a book called Children’s and Household Tales which contained 86 Grimm fairy tales and folk stories.

Over time the Brothers Grimm fairy tales would grow to over 150 stories which would be known simply as Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The fairy tales have become so popular that they have been translated into 160 languages and are, to this day, some of the most popular bedtime stories for kids.

Grimms’ Fairy Tales PDF Downloads

Here you will find a collection of the most famous Grimm fairy tales in PDF format. Each story is easy to download and print. We will be adding to the collection so please don’t forget to check back often! If there is a particular Grimms fairy tale you would like, let us know and we’ll add it to the collection.

These are the Brothers Grimm fairy tales we have in our collection so far:
Cinderella Story

Cinderella – Brothers Grimm

The story of Cinderella is a true rags-to-riches story that has been told and retold for generations. It is a story that seems to resonate with people all over the…

Hansel and Gretel approaching the house of the witch

Hansel And Gretel – Brothers Grimm

Hansel and Gretel is a famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale that has been a favorite bedtime story for generations of children. It was originally a German fairy tale set in…

Little Red Riding hood PDF

Little Red Riding Hood – Brothers Grimm

The story of Little Red Riding Hood can be traced back to 17th-century Europe. Its most well-known versions were written by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault and it is…

Rapunzel PDF Story

Rapunzel – Brothers Grimm

Rapunzel is a famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale that was first published in 1812 as part of a collection of fairy tales and stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. It is thought that…

Rumpelstiltskin Story PDF

Rumpelstiltskin – Brothers Grimm

Just like the other stories in our Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Collection, Rumpelstiltskin was also written and published by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s. This version of the…

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs Story in PDF Format

Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs – Brothers Grim

Just like Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood, the Snow White story is another of the Brothers Grimm most famous fairy tales. It was first published in 1812 along with…

The Bremen Town Musicians Story Book

The Bremen Town Musicians – Brothers Grimm

The Bremen Town Musicians is a delightful fairy tale that was brought to life by the legendary Brothers Grimm! It is a timeless story that is sure to leave a…

The Frog Prince story In PDF Format

The Frog Prince – Brothers Grimm

The Frog Prince story is a timeless fairy tale that has been a favorite for generations! It was written by the Brothers Grimm and was first published in 1812. This version of…

The Golden Goose Story in PDF Format

The Golden Goose – Brothers Grimm

The Golden Goose is a famous fairy tale that was written by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. It follows the story of a kind-hearted young man who is seen as…

Sleeping Beauty PDF Story

The Sleeping Beauty Story – Brothers Grimm

The Sleeping Beauty story is one that has been told time and time again for centuries, with some of the earliest versions of the story dating all the way back…

Tom Thumb Story In PDF Format

Tom Thumb – Brothers Grimm

Get ready for an exciting adventure with a tiny hero called Tom Thumb! Tom Thumb is an exciting fairy tale that was written by the Brothers Grimm. Along with The Frog Prince and Rapunzel,…