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Due to a general decree of the Karlsruhe District Office from April 2nd, 2021, the Badisches Landesmuseum has to close again from April 6th, 2021. Thank you for your understanding! We hope to see you again soon. This notice will be updated as soon as there is news.

Robber Hotzenplotz

Participatory exhibition for children and their families

Dangerously armed with seven knives, keen on gold and grandmother's coffee grinder ...

This refers to one of the most popular heroes in German children's literature. The participatory Räuber Hotzenplotz exhibition lets children and their families experience the first volume of Otfried Preußler's classic children's book directly. Following in the footsteps of the well-known villain, they support Wachtmeister Dimpfelmoser, while playing, discovering and, thanks to many hands-on stations, taking part in the adventures of Kasperl and Seppel themselves. The children will move around in lovingly furnished rooms: They will visit grandmother's kitchen and wander through the forest. On their way through the story, they will also make a detour into the cave of the robber Hotzenplotz and into the study of the magician Petrosilius Zwackelmann. It gets really exciting in the magician's kitchen and in the Unkenkeller!

The exhibition offers a diverse range of participatory activities. Whether you’re puzzling a gold box together, following sand tracks and building your own cave, trying out a magic mirror, playing creatively with words or making your own theatre – one thing is certain: The robber hunt will never be boring.

The exhibition designers Bernotat & Co received the German Design Award 2020 in the category “Fair & Exhibition” for their work on the Hotzenplotz exhibition.

Robber Hotzenplotz

Participatory exhibition
24 October 2020 – 6 June 2021

Opening hours
Tue–Sun 9 AM – 6 PM

Single visitor 8 EUR
Children 4 EUR

Single visitors
Please book your ticket online from 24 October

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