Grimm's Fairy Tales 'full of sex and violence'
6 August 2013 Last updated at 09:05 BST
It is 200 years since Grimm's Fairy Tales were first published.
In Britain, they are often softened and prettified but the German originals are as brutal as they were intended to be.
The BBC's Berlin correspondent Steve Evans reports.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 6 August 2013.