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Grimm Diaries
510-Grimm Diary
Owned by: Dead Walter Kessler
Dead Marie Kessler
Dead Kelly Burkhardt
Nick Burkhardt
Theresa Rubel
Dead Rolek Porter
Dead Josef Nebojsa
Dead Felix Dietrich (temporarily)
Others: Monroe
Purpose: Record of Wesen
Record of Grimm history
Location: Trailer (formerly)
Exotic Spice & Tea Shop basement

The Grimm Diaries are records of personal encounters with Wesen. These traditionally feature a sketch of the Wesen and a brief-to-vivid description of the Wesen or the encounter. Some diaries include in-depth information about combating specific Wesen, such as an effective recipe and means for poisoning a Siegbarste. Grimm tradition is to record these things, and the records are passed on through generations and exchanged solely within the Grimm network. Some Grimms have recorded their encounters chronologically, volume-to-volume, whereas others devote each individual volume to only a single Wesen.

Nick Burkhardt first came across a library of these books in his aunt's trailer after she was hospitalized just before her death. Most Grimms appear to have written in their mother tongue, although later generations often added translations. Sometimes, therefore, an entry may be entirely in German, for example, causing Nick to need Monroe's translation.

The oldest surviving Grimm diary was kept by one of the Seven Knights who worked for the Seven Royal Households in the 12th Century. Only one page survives of it; the rest was destroyed in the Wesen Wars of 1285. ("Bad Teeth")

Some copies of even older records survive, however, as Nick and Monroe discovered a folio containing a contemporary account of Pompeii's destruction in the 1st century. ("Volcanalis") Nick and Wu also discovered an account of an Excandesco from the time of Emperor Nero, in 1st century Rome. ("Trial by Fire")

Monroe has his own personal collection of works as well, though these are written from the perspective of a Blutbad. ("Twelve Days of Krampus") Much of his collection was given to him by his Uncle Felix. ("Map of the Seven Knights")

Known titles in the trailerEdit


419-Diary on fire
420-Salvageable Grimm Diary

In "Iron Hans", Juliette torched the trailer and its contents after ripping the pages out of one of the diaries. In "You Don't Know Jack", Nick, Hank, Monroe, and Wu were able to find some of the diaries that had not been completely destroyed in the fire and brought them to the basement of the spice shop.


In "Map of the Seven Knights", Felix Dietrich acquired 20 very old Grimm diaries from an antiques dealer named Andrea Stroh, who had given him the books after the former owner, Josef Nebojsa, a Grimm, passed away from natural causes. Felix estimated that at least one of the books was over 600 years old, manufactured in Nuremberg sometime between 1390 and 1395 in the Ulman Stromer Paper Mill during the time of the Holy Roman Empire. Monroe and Nick were able to bring the books back to the spice shop basement after they were nearly stolen by Black Claw members. One of the books also contained several Grimm family trees that Nebojsa had kept up to date.




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