Thursday, May 28, 2009

All the World’s a Stage

And although the puppet stage is quite small, it is not without fanfare and history in Munich. I came across this image in a puppet store located in lower Schwabing. Turns out there is a Munich Art Puppet Theatre, which has been showing traditional Bavarian tales since it was founded in 1858. I understand the puppets are made in the Bavarian and Austrian tradition of wood carvings, and stories often revolve around regional comic folk heroes. The Theatre is located just next to the Sendlinger Gate. If that isn’t enough to satisfy your puppetering fancy, you can try the Munich Puppet Museum, located in the Munich Stadtmuseum or City Museum. It is one of many small exhibits in the city museum, located near the Viktualienmarkt.

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