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Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein

The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats

German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm in Kinder- und Hausmärchen
(Wikipedia)
Pasquale Ippolito
2009

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Description

The heads of the wolf and the seven young goats are protruding out of a wall.

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Synopsis (based on Wikipedia):

A mother goat leaves her seven children at home while she ventures into the forest to find food. Before she leaves, she warns her young about the Big Bad Wolf who will try to sneak into the house and gobble them up. The wolf will pretend to be their mother and convince the kids to open the door. The wolf disguises himself ans the children let him in. He swallows them all but one. The mother opens the wolf's belly with scissors and takes her children out. The wolf later drowns.

Marburg - Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein

Grimm-Dich-Pfad

The 'Grimm-Dich-Pfad', fairy tale path, is a trail along sculptures relating to Grimm's fairy tales and other places related to the Grimm brothers. Most of the sculpures were made by Pasquale Ippolito, the later ones (after 2013) by Sergej Fuchs.

The trail has 16 stops, not all are represented on this web site. All stops are listed below:

Marburg - Grimm-Dich-Pfad
  1. Von dem Fischer und seine Frau / The Fisherman and His Wife.
  2. Der Wolf und die 7 jungen Geißlein / The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats.
  3. Froschkönig / The Frog Prince.
  4. Krieger'sche Leihbibliothek / Krieger Library.
  5. Sterntaler / The Star Money (made by Doris and Florian Conrads).
  6. Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot / Snow-White and Rose-Red.
  7. Das tapfere Schneiderlein / The Brave Little Tailor.
  8. Haus der Romantik / House of Romanticism.
  9. Rotkäppchen und der Wolf / Little Red Riding Hood.
  10. Schneewittchen / Snow-White.
  11. Aschenputtel / Cinderella.
  12. Zitat von Jakob Grimm / Quote of Jakob Grimm (see photo at no. 11).
  13. Wohnhaus Prof. Savigny / House of Prof. Savigny.
  14. Hänsel und Gretel / Hansel and Gretel.
  15. Historisches Stadtplan / Historical townplan.
  16. Wohnhaus von Jakob Grimm / House of Jakob Grimm.

For a map with the fairy tales figures of the Grimm-Dich-Pfad in Marburg, click here.

See: Marburg-Tourismus, Grimm-Dich-Pfad.
Express Online, 5 March 2009, Märchenhafte Monumente.

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Locatie (N 50°48'46" - E 8°46'10")

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