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Once Upon a Time…In the Bavarian Region of Oberpfalz

By Harriet Staff

Great news from the Guardian: 500 Brothers Grimm-esque fairy tales have been uncovered in an archive in Regensburg, Germany.

A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.

And we all lived happily ever after. The end.

Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.