List of fairy tales

This is a list of fairy tales officially associated with the famous collection by Grimm brothers. It was first published in 1812 (first volume) and 1815 (second volume) and went through seven editions for older and seven editions for younger audience in the lifetime of brothers Grimm. It is actually not a collection of fairy tales, because it includes other forms like fables, cautious stories or religious tales too.

Some of the tales were added later and some were excluded. Just from the list we can see it was a huge work and corrections of the mistakes were inevitable. Yet, it was only a minor part in lives of both brothers who wrote many works which they consider of greater importance. Well, the majority of the world will remember them by this book of fairy tales.

The KHM mark in the beginning of the line is an abbreviation for Kinder and Hausmarchen (the original title of The Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm) and the number is the serial number. These numbers were fluctuating a bit as well and some of the tales didn’t get them, so don’t be surprised if something doesn’t match.

Volume 1

KHM 1: The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich aka The Frog Prince
KHM 2: Cat and Mouse in Partnership
KHM 3: Mary’s Child
KHM 4: The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was aka The Youth Who Could not Shudder
KHM 5: The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
KHM 6: Faithful John or Trusty John
KHM 7: The Good Bargain
KHM 8: The Wonderful Musician or The Strange Musician
KHM 9: The Twelve Brothers
KHM 10: The Pack of Ragamuffins aka The Pack of Scoundrels aka The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet
KHM 11: Little Brother and Little Sister
KHM 12: Rapunzel
KHM 13: The Three Little Men in the Woods
KHM 14: The Three Spinning Women
KHM 15: Hansel and Grethel
KHM 16: The Three Snake-Leaves
KHM 17: The White Snake
KHM 18: The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
KHM 19: The Fisherman and His Wife
KHM 20: The Brave Little Tailor aka The Valiant Little Tailor aka The Gallant Tailor
KHM 21: Aschenputtel aka Cinderella aka Little Glass Slipper
KHM 22: The Riddle
KHM 23: The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
KHM 24: Mother Holle or Mother Hulda or Old Mother Frost
KHM 25: The Seven Ravens
KHM 26: Little Red Cap aka Little Red Riding-Hood
KHM 27: The Bremen Town Musicians aka Town Musicians of Bremen
KHM 28: The Singing Bone
KHM 29: The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs
KHM 30: The Louse and the Flea
KHM 31: The Girl Without Hands or The Handless Maiden
KHM 32: Clever Hans
KHM 33: The Three Languages
KHM 34: Clever Elsie aka Clever Elsa
KHM 35: The Tailor in Heaven
KHM 36: The Magic Table, the Gold-Donkey, and the Club in the Sack
KHM 37: Thumbling aka Tom Thumb
KHM 38: The Wedding of Mrs Fox aka The Marriage of Mrs Reynard
KHM 39: The Elves
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Second Story
Third Story
KHM 40: The Robber Bridegroom
KHM 41: Herr Korbes
KHM 42: The Godfather
KHM 43: Frau Trude
KHM 44: Godfather Death
KHM 45: Thumbling’s Travels aka Tom Thumb(*)
KHM 46: Fitcher’s Bird
KHM 47: The Juniper Tree
KHM 48: Old Sultan
KHM 49: The Six Swans
KHM 50: Little Briar-Rose aka Sleeping Beauty
KHM 51: Foundling-Bird aka Fundevogel
KHM 52: King Thrushbeard
KHM 53: Little Snow White aka Snow White aka Snow Drop
KHM 54: The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn
KHM 55: Rumpelstiltskin
KHM 56: Sweetheart Roland
KHM 57: The Golden Bird
KHM 58: The Dog and the Sparrow
KHM 59: Frederick and Catherine aka Fred and Kate
KHM 60: The Two Brothers
KHM 61: The Little Peasant
KHM 62: The Queen Bee
KHM 63: The Three Feathers
KHM 64: The Golden Goose
KHM 65: All-Kinds-of-Fur
KHM 66: The Hare’s Bride
KHM 67: The Twelve Huntsmen
KHM 68: The Thief and His Master
KHM 69: Jorinde and Joringel aka Jorinda and Joringel
KHM 70: The Three Sons of Fortune
KHM 71: How Six Men got on in the World
KHM 72: The Wolf and the Man
KHM 73: The Wolf and the Fox
KHM 74: Gossip Wolf and the Fox
KHM 75: The Fox and the Cat
KHM 76: The Pink
KHM 77: Clever Grethel
KHM 78: The Old Man and his Grandson
KHM 79: The Water Nixie
KHM 80: The Death of the Little Hen
KHM 81: Brother Lustig
KHM 82: Gambling Hansel
KHM 83: Hans in Luck
KHM 84: Hans Married
KHM 85: The Gold-Children
KHM 86: The Fox and the Geese

Volume 2

KHM 87: The Poor Man and the Rich Man
KHM 88: The Singing, Springing Lark ana The Lady and the Lion
KHM 89: The Goose Girl
KHM 90: The Young Giant
KHM 91: The Gnome
KHM 92: The King of the Gold Mountain
KHM 93: The Raven
KHM 94: The Peasant’s Wise Daughter
KHM 95: Old Hildebrand
KHM 96: The Three Little Birds
KHM 97: The Water of Life
KHM 98: Doctor Know-all
KHM 99: The Spirit in the Bottle
KHM 100: The Devil’s Sooty Brother
KHM 101: Bearskin
KHM 102: The Willow Wren and the Bear
KHM 103: Sweet Porridge
KHM 104: Wise Folks
KHM 105: Tales of the Paddock
KHM 106: The Poor Miller’s Boy and the Cat
KHM 107: The Two Travelers
KHM 108: Hans My Hedgehog
KHM 109: The Shroud
KHM 110: The Jew Among Thorns
KHM 111: The Skillful Huntsman
KHM 112: The Flail from Heaven
KHM 113: The Two Kings’ Children
KHM 114: The Cunning Little Tailor or The Story of a Clever Tailor
KHM 115: The Bright Sun Brings it to Light
KHM 116: The Blue Light
KHM 117: The Willful Child
KHM 118: The Three Army Surgeons
KHM 119: The Seven Swabians
KHM 120: The Three Apprentices
KHM 121: The King’s Son Who Feared Nothing
KHM 122: Donkey Cabbages aka The Salad
KHM 123: The Old Woman in the Wood
KHM 124: The Three Brothers
KHM 125: The Devil and His Grandmother
KHM 126: Ferdinand the Faithful and Ferdinand the Unfaithful
KHM 127: The Iron Stove
KHM 128: The Lazy Spinner
KHM 129: The Four Skillful Brothers aka The Four Clever Brothers
KHM 130: Little One-Eye, Little Two-Eyes, and Little Three-Eyes
KHM 131: Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie
KHM 132: The Fox and the Horse
KHM 133: The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces aka The Twelve Dancing Princesses
KHM 134: The Six Servants
KHM 135: The White and the Black Bride
KHM 136: Iron John (Eisenhans)
KHM 137: The Three Black Princesses
KHM 138: Knoist and his Three Sons
KHM 139: The Maid of Brakel
KHM 140: My Household
KHM 141: The Lambkin and the Little Fish
KHM 142: Simeli Mountain
KHM 143: The Starving Children
KHM 143: (since 1819) Going a Traveling
KHM 144: The Donkey
KHM 145: The Ungrateful Son
KHM 146: The Turnip
KHM 147: The Old Man Made Young Again
KHM 148: The Lord’s Animals and the Devil’s
KHM 149: The Beam
KHM 150: The Old Beggar Woman
KHM 151: The Three Sluggards
KHM 151a: The Twelve Idle Servants
KHM 152: The Shepherd Boy
KHM 153: The Star Money
KHM 154: The Stolen Farthings
KHM 155: Looking for a Bride
KHM 156: The Hurds
KHM 157: The Sparrow and His Four Children
KHM 158: The Story of Schlauraffen Land
KHM 159: The Ditmarsch Tale of Lies
KHM 160: A Riddling Tale
KHM 161: Snow-White and Rose-Red
KHM 162: The Wise Servant
KHM 163: The Glass Coffin
KHM 164: Lazy Henry
KHM 165: The Griffin
KHM 166: Strong Hans
KHM 167: The Peasant in Heaven
KHM 168: Lean Lisa
KHM 169: The Hut in the Forest
KHM 170: Sharing Joy and Sorrow
KHM 171: The Willow Wren
KHM 172: The Sole
KHM 173: The Bittern and the Hoopoe
KHM 174: The Owl
KHM 175: The Moon
KHM 176: The Duration of Life
KHM 177: Death’s Messengers
KHM 178: Master Pfreim
KHM 179: The Goose-Girl at the Well
KHM 180: Eve’s Various Children
KHM 181: The Nixie of the Mill-Pond
KHM 182: The Little Folks’ Presents
KHM 183: The Giant and the Tailor
KHM 184: The Nail (Brothers Grimm)
KHM 185: The Poor Boy in the Grave
KHM 186: The True Bride
KHM 187: The Hare and the Hedgehog
KHM 188: Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle
KHM 189: The Peasant and the Devil
KHM 190: The Crumbs on the Table
KHM 191: The Sea-Hare
KHM 192: The Master Thief
KHM 193: The Drummer
KHM 194: The Ear of Corn
KHM 195: The Grave Mound
KHM 196: Old Rinkrank
KHM 197: The Crystal Ball
KHM 198: Maid Maleen
KHM 199: The Boots of Buffalo Leather
KHM 200: The Golden Key

The children’s legends (since 1819)

KHM 201: Saint Joseph in the Forest
KHM 202: The Twelve Apostles
KHM 203: The Rose
KHM 204: Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven
KHM 205: God’s Food
KHM 206: The Three Green Twigs
KHM 207: The Blessed Virgin’s Little Glass
KHM 208: The Little Old Lady aka The Aged Mother
KHM 209: The Heavenly Marriage aka The Heavenly Wedding
KHM 210: The Hazel Branch

Published in first edition, but excluded later:
1812 KHM 6 The Nightingale and the Slow Worm aka The Nightingale and the Blindworm
1812 KHM 8 The Hand with the Knife
1812 KHM 22 The Children Who Played Slaughtering
1812 KHM 27 Death and the Goose Keeper
1812 KHM 33 Puss in Boots
1812 KHM 37 Of the Napkin, the Knapsack, the Cannon Guarding Flax, and the Horn
1812 KHM 43 The strange Inn aka The Wonderly Guesting Manor
1812 KHM 54 Foolish Hans
1812 KHM 62 Bluebeard
1812 KHM 66 Hurleburlebutz
1812 KHM 70 The Okerlo
1812 KHM 71 Princess Mouse Skin
1812 KHM 72 The Fruit Will Not Fall
1812 KHM 73 The Murder Castle
1812 KHM 77 Of The Carpenter and Turner
1812 KHM 82 The Three Sisters
1812 KHM 85A Snow Flower
1812 KHM 85D Of Prince Johannes (fragment)

Pubished in later editions but excluded subsequently

Princess and the Pea
The Sluggard and the Diligent
The Good Rag (fragment)
The Holy Woman Kummernis
The Crows
The Lion and the Frog
The Robber and His Sons
The Soldier and the Carpenter
The Faithful Animals
The Accident
The Wild Man
The Smith and the Devil


(*) Both tales (KHM 37 and KHM 45) are often presented under the same title in different collections.