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Augsburger Puppentheatermuseum

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Address: Spitalgasse 15, 86150 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 821 4503450

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What a charming, unexpected delight.

This place is a genuine museum of interesting exhibits and fun revolving around puppets and marionettes. The puppet shows were completely booked but we were not disappointed by... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2015
Susan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 April 2015

This place is a genuine museum of interesting exhibits and fun revolving around puppets and marionettes. The puppet shows were completely booked but we were not disappointed by the museum and charm of the place. If possible, get tickets to the show in advance.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

These marionettes are perhaps a bit cult like to German Speakers. Many German speaking children grew up with the characters (something like 'Bavarian' Muppets)....However, If you don't speak German or enjoy marionettes this probably isn't worth your time--as the cultural significance will likely be lost on you.

Thank Waveblanca
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

The museum is well done and offers enough attractions for several hours. For fans of the famous characters made popular by German TV it is a absolut must, showing the original puppets of the heroes and many sets. For smaller children there are special activities. The museum coffee shop is also nice and situated in an attractive renaissance entrance hall.

Thank climatepolicy
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

when you have children and love puppets, you will like to see this. But it is only in german, with dialekt also.

1 Thank Aity M
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a wonderful place to see a puppet show with your children, its an activity I have loved since I was a child.

Thank worldtravelsavy
Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I was a little disappointed in this Museum. But only because of my own expectations (think Disney). It was interesting to see, but if I had know a little more about it, I probably wouldn't have taken the time out of our short stay to visit.

Thank Eileen S
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Puppenkiste - germans grew up with it... special, 4 part shows on tv during Christmastime. I was lucky enough to be a Augsburger, I grew up seeing shows in the Theater. The Museum brings back memories, scenes and exhibits from these plays, the tin can army, Urmel, Jim Knopf.... they also have different exhibits on puppetry all over the world.... More 

1 Thank Angela S
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

this place known as the best puppet museum in Germany.. the puppet collection is vary. Unfortunately since i didn't really know all the character for the puppets i didn't think this museum that great.. but it's worth a visit , just to full fill your curiosity…

1 Thank Jessica M
Mering, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Having grown up in Germany with the puppets from the Augsburger Puppenkiste, this was a must-see and I did not regret it. You may take a walk through the museum which displays not only the history of that puppet theater, but hosts a large number of dioramas from the plays, such as "Urmel from the ice", Tomcat Mikesch, Little King... More 

1 Thank Barbara B
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

I wondered what this would be like, but it was very interesting. Clearly puppets are a bigger deal in Germany than in Britain, but I found the variety of the characters and props fascinating. The owners have obviously done loads of successful TV shows, though some years ago now. The simplicity of some of it compared to ever more spectacular... More 

1 Thank Hugh C

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