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Arts & Museums
Leopold Mozart, father of composer Amadeus Mozart was born at the Mozart House and today the house serves as a memorial museum of the Mozart family. The museum is home to various works of the father and son duo, preserved and brought together by Maximilian Zenger. Handwritten compositions, engravings, musical instruments and personal belongings like handwritten letters also form a part of the museum memorabilia. Slide shows and multimedia presentations make the museum tour quite interactive.
Schaezlerpalais is one of the finest museums in the city. The museum has several wonderful fine art exhibits and paintings that are a must-see. The Rococo Hall in the museum is beautiful and mesmerizing in beauty.
Deutsche Barockgalerie is situated within the Schaezlerpalais, a baroque palace and museum. This fine art gallery showcases German and Italian Baroque art of famous artists such as Caravaggio, Lucas Cranach, George Müller, Heinrich Füger, Matthäus Günther and Johann König. The gallery itself is magnificent with cream and orange walls, dark wooden panelling and resplendent chandeliers. The 17th and 18th-century paintings are categorized according to the subject and depict the drama at battlefields, Biblical scenes, contemplative women and self-portraits. Besides approximately 100 paintings from the city collection, visitors can view Rococo (Late Baroque) masterpieces.
Maximilian Museum is the main museum of Augsburg and features a permanent display of arts and crafts of the city in the merchant's country house dating from the 16th Century. The museum is found inside upper middle class homes from the 15th and the 16th centuries which were joined together towards the late years of the 17th Century. Highlights of Maximilian Museum include Augsburg's silversmiths and gold works. Some prominent exhibits in the sculpture assemblage include a female saint statue credited to Hans Multscher, Fountain Lad by the noted Adriaen de Vries and a 1513 portrayal of St. Sebastian by Sebastin Loscher. Maximilian Museum boasts of 30 rooms contains works of sculpture, cultural heritage of Augsburg as well as decorative arts.
In 1940, the soldier is billeted Walter Oehmichen in a school near Calais and found a small puppet theater. He maintains that his comrades, and the dream of his own puppet theater matures: this, kept in a crate should always and everywhere ready to be a performance. In 1943 he built, his wife Rose and her daughters Hannah and Ulla their own puppet theater, "the" doll shrine, but a year later in a bombing raid on the premises of the Municipal Theatre in Augsburg, in which there Oehmichen on the evening of 25.2.44 an idea and burns.After the war, then Oehmichen Walter begins to plan for a new puppet theater in the former Holy Ghost Hospital in Augsburg.On 26 February 1948, Premiere. Opened the Augsburg Puppet Theatre is the fairy tale "Puss in Boots." In the following decades, characters come to life, giving the puppet theater's uniqueness. Oehmichen Walter, Manfred Jenning and the ever-growing ensemble tale stage show lovingly interpreted operas and write more and more original pieces. The Joker, the Moomin family, Jim Button and Luke the Urmel, Bill Bo and Sam are just some of the series of the beloved performer. With many TV shows the puppet theater is known far beyond the borders of Augsburg.
The non-operational locomotive shed of Augsburg now houses a railway museum operating under the name Augsburg Railway Park. Opened in 2009, it displays locomotives in operation over the years by the European Union.
How many masks can a person adorn? turns out over 5000! At Augsburg's Internationales Maskenmuseum, over 5000 masks made from wood, clay, cloth and more are put up on display. These masks hail from a variety of countries and carry a unique features of their native cultures. Majority of these masks hail from European countries, African masks form the second highest chunk of the display and the museum also houses masks from Americas, Asia and Oceania. Most of the masks are traditional but they also house many modern variations of these dramatic camouflages.
European Asparagus Museum is a unique establishment dedicated to asparagus. Spread over three floors in a 15th-century building are interesting and knowledgeable exhibitions. On display are artifacts on agriculture, culinary and medical use, decor and ceramics, as well as an Andy Warhol rendition of the vegetable. Visit during the Spargelzeit festival to learn just about how seriously the town take their asparagus.