Since Monday, August 24, Harewood Barracks has been used as an emergency shelter for approximately 200 refugees.
Initially the date announced for the use of the barracks was from September 21 onwards, but with the demand for accommodation in Germany rising daily, the district administration in Detmold asked for urgent assistance.
Herford's Mayor, Tim Kähler, was informed by the chairwoman of the regional council, Marianne Thomann-Stahl, that the town should prepare to accommodate some 200 refugees from Friday onwards.
With less than a week to go before 'Grimmwelt' opens its doors to the public, visitors to Kassel's newest attraction can soon immerse themselves in the imaginations of two of Germany's – and the world's – most famous storytellers.
From introducing the world to Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Cinderella, to penning the first ever German dictionary, Jacob and Wilhem Grimm have almost become a fairytale themselves.
And from September, Grimm fans visiting the city of Kassel in Hesse can explore the brothers' lives and works in a whole new way.