Augsburger Puppenkiste

Theatre in Augsburg

Augsburger Puppenkiste
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The Augsburger Puppenkiste is a famous puppet theater located in the city of Augsburg, Germany. The name translates to “Augsburg puppet box” and refers to the wooden puppet theater that serves as the centerpiece of the theater’s performances.

The theater was founded in 1948 by a group of puppeteers led by Walter Oehmichen. The group created their own puppets and performed shows for children and adults, quickly gaining a reputation for their high-quality productions.

Over the years, the Augsburger Puppenkiste has become one of the most famous puppet theaters in the world, with a repertoire of over 60 productions and a loyal following of fans. The theater is particularly well-known for its adaptations of classic children’s stories, such as “Pinocchio”, “The Little Prince”, and “Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver”.

The Augsburger Puppenkiste also gained international fame through its television series, which aired in Germany and other countries in the 1960s and 1970s. The series featured puppet versions of popular children’s characters, including “The Adventures of Jim Button” and “Pippi Longstocking”.

Today, the Augsburger Puppenkiste continues to perform shows for audiences of all ages. Visitors to Augsburg can attend performances at the theater’s dedicated venue, or explore the museum, which showcases the history and artistry of the puppet theater.

The Augsburger Puppenkiste appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Augsburg!

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Visiting Augsburger Puppenkiste


Museum: Wednesday to Sunday 12.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (admission until 5.30 p.m.)

Address: Augsburger Puppenkiste, Spitalgasse, Augsburg, Germany
Duration: 20 minutes

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