200 years of fairy tales

Prince Charming, actually actor Andreas Richhardt, supports Sleeping Beauty, played by actress Elisabeth Knoche, at Sababurg Palace near Hofgeismar, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Prince Charming, actually actor Andreas Richhardt, supports Sleeping Beauty, played by actress Elisabeth Knoche, at Sababurg Palace near Hofgeismar, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Little Red Riding Hood, actually actress Dorothee Weppler, wears the local Schwalm region folk dress with its red cap as she walks through a forest on the estate of Baron von Schwaerzel in Willingshausen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Little Red Riding Hood, actually actress Dorothee Weppler, wears the local Schwalm region folk dress with its red cap as she walks through a forest on the estate of Baron von Schwaerzel in Willingshausen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Little Red Riding Hood, actually actress Dorothee Weppler, wears the local Schwalm region folk dress with its red cap as she walks through a forest on the estate of Baron von Schwaerzel in Willingshausen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Little Red Riding Hood, actually actress Dorothee Weppler, wears the local Schwalm region folk dress with its red cap as she walks through a forest on the estate of Baron von Schwaerzel in Willingshausen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Little Red Riding Hood, actually actress Dorothee Weppler, wears the local Schwalm region folk dress with its red cap as she walks through a forest on the estate of Baron von Schwaerzel in Willingshausen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Little Red Riding Hood, actually actress Dorothee Weppler, wears the local Schwalm region folk dress with its red cap as she walks through a forest on the estate of Baron von Schwaerzel in Willingshausen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A memorial showing brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, authors of Grimms' Fairy Tales, stands in a small park on November 20, 2012 in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A memorial showing brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, authors of Grimms' Fairy Tales, stands in a small park on November 20, 2012 in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Books of Grimms' fairy tales stand on display for sale at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Books of Grimms' fairy tales stand on display for sale at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A museum administration employee, at the request of the photographer, looks at a painting of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A museum administration employee, at the request of the photographer, looks at a painting of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Visitors walk among busts of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the library at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Visitors walk among busts of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the library at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A museum administration employee looks at busts of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A museum administration employee looks at busts of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

First and second-edition books of Grimms' Fairy Tales lie in a display at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

First and second-edition books of Grimms' Fairy Tales lie in a display at the Grimm Brothers Museum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, actually city tourism employee Michael Boyer, leads local children dressed as rats through a quiet street in Hameln, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, actually city tourism employee Michael Boyer, leads local children dressed as rats through a quiet street in Hameln, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, actually city tourism employee Michael Boyer, leads local children dressed as rats through a quiet street in Hameln, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, actually city tourism employee Michael Boyer, leads local children dressed as rats through a quiet street in Hameln, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A man walks his dog past town hall in Bad Karlshafen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A man walks his dog past town hall in Bad Karlshafen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A house stands reflected in a river on November 19, 2012 in Wuelmersen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A house stands reflected in a river on November 19, 2012 in Wuelmersen, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, lets down her hair from a tower balcony of Trendelburg Castle to her prince in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, lets down her hair from a tower balcony of Trendelburg Castle to her prince in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, greets her prince, played by actor Daniel Stuebe, on a rampart of Trendelburg Castle in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, greets her prince, played by actor Daniel Stuebe, on a rampart of Trendelburg Castle in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, lets down her hair from a tower balcony of Trendelburg Castle to her prince in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, lets down her hair from a tower balcony of Trendelburg Castle to her prince in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, lets down her hair from a tower balcony of Trendelburg Castle to her prince in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Rapunzel, actually 13-year-old actress Anna Helver, lets down her hair from a tower balcony of Trendelburg Castle to her prince in Trendelburg, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Prince Charming, actually actor Andreas Richhardt, supports Sleeping Beauty, played by actress Elisabeth Knoche, at Sababurg Palace near Hofgeismar, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Prince Charming, actually actor Andreas Richhardt, supports Sleeping Beauty, played by actress Elisabeth Knoche, at Sababurg Palace near Hofgeismar, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Prince Charming, actually actor Andreas Richhardt, supports Sleeping Beauty, played by actress Elisabeth Knoche, at Sababurg Palace near Hofgeismar, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Prince Charming, actually actor Andreas Richhardt, supports Sleeping Beauty, played by actress Elisabeth Knoche, at Sababurg Palace near Hofgeismar, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Germany is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Grimm brothers by acting out their famous fairy tales.

The Grimm brothers collected their stories from oral traditions in the region between Frankfurt and Bremen in the early 19th century, and the works include such global classics as Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel.