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The Bamberg Puppet Theatre

The Bamberg Puppet Theatre

This is where all the threads come together: at the Bamberg Marionette Theatre. Although there is usually a children's play on the schedule, the majority is for adults.

Famous classics thrill on unique mini stage

Small but mighty: the stage on the first floor of the "Staubsche Haus" enchants its audience with its dimensions of just 70 centimetres. Sometimes there is a children's play on the programme, but most of the performances are aimed at adults. The puppeteers dare to perform great classics such as "Der Freisch├╝tz", "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and also operas on the small stage. In staging the plays, the director is strongly oriented towards the original versions of the authors and composers. Just under 30 guests can attend the theatre in miniature.

Backstage with the marionettes

After the performance, you can take a look behind the scenes. There you can admire around 900 handmade figures under 20 centimetres tall. The movements of the mini marionettes are created - just like the big ones - by thin threads attached to the head, arms and legs and converging on a play cross. No less impressive are the multitude of props and technical refinements needed to put the play on its feet. Tip: The unique performances are highly sought after. Therefore, remember to get tickets in good time.

How to get there:
It is just under 20 minutes' walk from Bamberg railway station to the Marionette Theatre. Follow Luitpoldstra├če straight ahead until you reach Mittelstra├če after 300 metres. Continue straight ahead until you cross F├Ąrbergasse: turn left, cross Siechenstra├če and turn left again into ├äu├čere L├Âwenstra├če. From there, cross the L├Âwenbr├╝cke bridge and continue onto Innere L├Âwenstra├če. Follow Markusplatz slightly to the left, turn right onto Markusstra├če and across the left arm of the Regnitz. At the end of Markusstra├če, the path turns right into Untere Sandstra├če, directly in front of the Marionettentheater.

Bamberg Marionette Theatre
Untere Sandstra├če 30 D
96049 Bamberg
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