A special theater can be found in Pforzheim - the Mottenkäfig puppet theater in the Brötzingen district of Pforzheim. In a listed building on the grounds of the city museum, spectators can experience the entire spectrum of puppet theater.
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The professional stage "Figurentheater Raphael Mürle", founded in 1987 and directed by the certified puppeteer Raphael Mürle, and the amateur theater group "Marionettenbühne Mottenkäfig", which has been active for over 50 years, jointly operate this venue, which offers space for 99 spectators.
From September to May, an attractive and extensive program offers plays for children and adults. In particular, literary materials are adapted for puppet theater, thus also offering an interesting evening program for adults. A wide variety of figure types can be seen: Hand puppets, stick figures, shadow play, mask theater and marionettes.
Guest performances by internationally renowned puppeteers round off the program. In addition, several open-air events take place during the summer break.
A telephone schedule announcement and the possibility of ticket reservation exists under telephone +49(0)7231/463234.
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How to get there
Drive to Pforzheim - Brötzingen
Parking lot "Am Stadtmuseum" via Viktoriastraße
Parking lot "Am Langer Hof" via Büchenbronnerstraße
Parking possibilities in Martin-Luther-Straße
Walking time each approx. 2 minutes
From the Enztal
Take the S6 to the train stop "Brötzingen-Mitte", then approx. 6 minutes walk through the Brötzinger pedestrian zone.
From Birkenfeld, Neuenbürg, Straubenhardt, Dobel, Bad Herrenalb, Keltern, Remchingen, Karlsbad
Take the bus to the bus stop "Burgstraße", then approx. From Schömberg, Engelsbrand, Büchenbronn and from Sonnenhof
To the bus stop "Brötzinger Brücke" or "Hans-Sachs-Straße", then about 10 minutes walk to the puppet theater
From Pforzheim main station
By line 10 stop "Stadtmuseum" directly in front of the front door or the S6 or the Kulturbahn to the train stop "Brötzingen-Mitte", then about 6 minutes walk through the Brötzinger pedestrian zone.
Or take lines 2 and 3 to Leopoldplatz and change to line 1 or 9.
From Leopoldplatz Pforzheim
Take lines 1, 9 and 10 to the "Stadtmuseum" stop right outside the front door.