The Puppet Theatre Collection is the only one of its kind in Germany, apart from Munich City Museum. It traces the history of puppet theatre in Saxony from the late 18th century, and also houses puppets, stages and props from various European countries as well as Egypt, India, China, Japan and Indonesia.
Having begun as a private collection assembled by the Leipzig historiographer of puppet theatre, Otto Link (1888-1959), the museum now includes more than 35,000 objects such as marionettes, glove and rod puppets, shadow figures, stage props, and theatre broadsheets. Centre stage is taken by the puppets and scenery of the travelling marionette theatres, the Hohnstein handpuppets, the rod puppets made by Carl Schröder, objects from the Theatrum Mundi, and toy theatres.
3,00 / 2,00 EUR/ 0-16y free
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