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Address: Kolk 14, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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+49 451 78626
10:00 - 18:00
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The Puppet Theater Museum was established in 1982 by collector Fritz Fey...

The Puppet Theater Museum was established in 1982 by collector Fritz Fey and preserves a unique collection dealing with the theme of Puppet Theater. Belonging in its inventory are a variety of puppets, props, theater scenery, and placards, as well as musical instruments from the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. A collection acquisition conducted in 2010 on behalf of the Possehl Stiftung documented more than 30,000 exhibits. Some objects are up to 300 years old. The collection of Lübeck’s Puppet Theater Museum is internationally known in expert circles. The Museum finds itself adjacent to Lübeck’s Puppet Theater where modern pieces are staged for children and adults.

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A Tremendously Fascinating Place - Great for Both Adults and Children

This is a fascinating museum, and both adults and children will learn something about puppets and their development. The history of Pinocchio was a real eye-opener for me. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a fascinating museum, and both adults and children will learn something about puppets and their development. The history of Pinocchio was a real eye-opener for me. The museum is very well laid out, leading the visitor through different time lines and different societies with ease. A great visit.

1 Thank uncleglyn
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Here is a small, compact museum devoted to the history and artists of "puppentheater"--puppets, marionettes and some novel variations from many cultures proving the universal appeal of this form of theater. More than a survey of European puppetry, there are fascinating and colorful displays of Asian (mainly Indian and Indonesian) and African examples as well. A small cafe is ready... More 

2 Thank DGB41
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is an amazing place to spend 30 minutes, an hour or longer and to find out the rather sinister history of puppets from around the world and their influence up to the modern day. We were spell bound and intrigued from the start. Highly recommended!

2 Thank MamaSlo
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We knew little about puppets, but now we know a lot! Here are examples from all over the world and in a wonderful almost maze like setting. There is obviously great love for this art form and we found it interesting an enlightening.

Thank jim m
Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Do not just visit the museum, but instead visit any of the performances - ANY! It is a fall back in time - even into childhood! Very charming!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I have not been in this museum, for I passed there in the evening. But please have a look into the street and side streets. They are so gorgeous with their brick stone walls!

Thank LloydxMarcel
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

In a country where puppet shows are part of its culture this is a great collection of puppets from both Germany and around the world. If it is raining head here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Fascinating display of puppets from around the world. Should not be missed. Not just a way of passing the time on a rainy day. Look out for the puppets, which are intended to be caricatures of an Englishman and a Scotsman.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We visiting this Puppet Theater. It was very interesting to see how puppets started and the making of them. It was not very interesting for the kids as they were past the ages to see these museums. It was small, tight, and boring.

Review collected in partnership with Park Inn by Radisson Hotels

Thank Carol F
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

One doesn't have to be a child or even theater enthusiast to enjoy this. It's a pretty rare type of place.

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