Theatrical figures in Kolk & the Hansemuseum

TheaterFigurenMuseum Lübeck and Figurentheater Lübeck

In the middle of Lübeck's old town, there are two cultural treasures in historical walls:
the fascinating world of the puppet theatre comes alive in the TheaterFigurenMuseum and in the Figurentheater Lübeck. The museum houses a unique collection of theatrical figures, props, backdrops and posters as well as musical instruments from the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe.
In the theatre all variants of modern puppet shows (marionettes, table and rod puppets, shadow play and animated film) come alive on stage.

TheaterFigurenMuseum Lübeck and Figurentheater Lübeck

Theaterfiguren im Kolk & Hansemuseum

The Possehl Foundation decided to renovate the building ensemble in Kolk. A jury unanimously awarded first prize to the architects firm Konermann + Siegmund. The design proposes a radical solution, taking full account of monument preservation considerations: the Kolk 20/22 building complex will become a museum, whilst Kolk 14-18 will become the theatre with a new corner building.

For more information, visit:

www.figurentheater-luebeck.de

www.theaterfigurenmuseum.de

European Hansemuseum

European Hansemuseum

European Hansemuseum

In the northern part of Lübeck's old town is the European Hansemuseum, which was opened on 27th May 2015 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The museum provides visitors with an informative and fascinating picture of one of the largest trade networks of all time. Through the interplay of impressive spatial installations, cabinets with valuable original objects and a newly excavated archaeological site, it is a custom-made museum visit. Visitors learn about daring and ascent, about a world in wealth and power, about failure and struggle, about the dangers of death and the faith that governs all action. The myths and legends that emerged after the decline of the Hanseatic League are also addressed.

European Hansemuseum

European Hansemuseum

With a newly excavated archaeological site, which provides information about the earliest settlement in Lübeck, and the lavishly restored castle monastery, the Hansemuseum is also able to present new, extraordinary aspects of urban development and cultural history.

The European Hansemuseum is not only highly popular with the public, it also receives recognition from professional circles: Andreas Heller Architects & Designers were awarded the renowned DAM Prize for Architecture in 2017 for the museum.

For more information, visit:

www.hansemuseum.eu