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Der sprechende Spiegel aus "Schneewittchen"

The Magic Mirror from "Snow-White"

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

Marburg /  Der sprechende Spiegel aus "Schneewittchen"   Marburg /  Der sprechende Spiegel aus "Schneewittchen"

Description

A mirror mounted on the wall.

Snow-white's step mother possesses a magic mirror, which she asks every morning, "Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?" The mirror always tells the queen that she is the fairest. The queen is always pleased with that, because the magic mirror never lies. But as Snow White grows up, she becomes more beautiful each day and even more beautiful than her stepmother. When the queen asks her mirror, it tells her that Snow White is the fairest.

N.B. In English the German names "Schneeweißchen" and "Schneewittchen" are both translated with "Snow-White", although they appear in two unrelated fairy tales.

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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Location (N 50°48'36" - E 8°46'7")

Item Code: dehs269; Photograph: 8 October 2018
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