Augsburger Puppenkiste

Spitalgasse 15, 86150 Augsburg, Almanya

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In 1940, the soldier Walter Oehmichen is quartered in a school near Calais and discovers a small puppet theater. He entertains his comrades, and the dream of his own puppet theater matures: this, kept in a box, should be ready for a performance anytime, anywhere. In 1943, he and his wife Rose and their daughters Hannelore and Ulla set up their own puppet theater: the "Puppenschrein", which, however, was performed a year later in a bombing night in the rooms of the Stadttheater Augsburg, where Oehmichen gave a performance on the evening of 25.2.44 , burns. After the end of the war, Walter Oehmichen starts planning for a new puppet theater in the former Heilig-Geist-Hospital in Augsburg. On February 26, 1948 is premiere. The Augsburger Puppenkiste opens with the fairy tale "The Puss in Boots". In the following decades, characters are brought to life, which give the doll box their uniqueness. Walter Oehmichen, Manfred Jenning and the constantly growing ensemble stage fairy tales, show lovingly interpreted operas and write more and more of their own pieces. Kasperl, the Moomin family, Jim Knopf and Lukas, Urmel, Bill Bo and Sams are just a few of the beloved actors. Through many television programs, the Puppenkiste is known far beyond the borders of Augsburg.

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