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Germany is located in Central Europe. One of the most advanced countries in the modern world in terms of science, technology and culture, Germany is home to some of the worlds greatest minds.
The collection of folktales from Germany consists of two books with 30 folktales.

Folk-lore and Legends: Germany

: Contains 30 German folktales.

Author: Charles John Tibbitts
Published: 1892
Publisher: W. W. Gibbings, London

Fairy Tales from the German Forests

: Contains 10 long German folktales.

Author: Margaret Arndt
Published: Unknown
Publisher: Everett & Co. Ltd. 42 Essex Street, W.C., London

By the Brothers Grimm:
Household tales by the Brothers Grimm
Notes: Translated by Margaret Hunt, this is the only book that contains the complete collection of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales - 200 fairy tales and 10 legends.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Margaret Hunt
Published: 1884
Publisher: George Bell and Sons, London

Grimm's fairy tales
Notes: Translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes, this book contains 62 of Grimm's fairy tales. In comparison to the previous title this one is oriented torwards younger listeners.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes
Published: 1876
Publisher: R. Meek & Co., London
Grimm's Fairy Stories
Notes: The translator of this little book is unknown. It contains 25 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Unknown
Published: 1922
Publisher: Cupples and Leon Company, New York
Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm
Notes: Translated by Lucy Crane, this fairy tale collection features 52 of Grimm's fairy tales. This new Dover edition, first published in 1963, is an unabridged republication of the work first published by Macmillan and Company in 1886.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Lucy Crane
Published: 1963 (1886)
Publisher: Dover Publications, New York (Macmillan & Co, London)

What's interesting in Germany

Brandenburg Gate
is a city gate later rebuilt as a triumphal arch. One of the most well-known landmarks of Berlin and Germany, the Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace.

Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. The most visited landmark in Germany, the cathedral was built on several stages across seven centuries. A masterpiece of art and engineering, the Cologne Cathedral is listed by UNESCO World Heritage List.

Trier is a city in Germany. There are evidence that the city was founded around 16 BC, making it the oldest city in the country. Trier houses a number of roman buildings that were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO under the name "Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier".

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