Interactive Silhouettes Installation


What if Munich’s 19th-century shadow puppets could move? Where would they go? Perhaps to explore an alternative world of knights’ castles and seafarers? What would they do once they got there? This installation offers you the opportunity to actively participate. You can try making shadows that are not your own, dance and switch roles, now a knight and now a monster. By capturing your movements, the "Schattenfänger" (Shadow Catcher) breathes life into your silhouettes and projects them onto a big screen.

This interactive installation draws on Munich’s 19th-century Épinal prints and shadow puppets from the Puppet Theater/Fairground Attraction collection.

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month selected exhibitions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum are open until 8 pm

Filmmuseum München  Screenings
Tuesday – Sunday 8 pm
Screening times may change if the film exceeds standard duration

Getting here

S/U-Bahn station: Marienplatz
U-Bahn station: Sendlinger Tor
Bus 52/62 stop: St.-Jakobs-Platz


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80331 München
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