Workshops | Guided ToursWorkshops | Guided Tours


  • Appointments via the youth art school Schwäbisch Gmünd.
    Contact person: Gerburg Maria Müller Telephone: +49 7171 92515-19, e-mail:
  • Workshops last four teaching units from 9 am to 12 pm (afternoon appointments are also possible.
  • Suitable for kids age 8 upwards
  • Maximum group size is 25 children.
  • Cost: EUR 6.00 per person

The course is divided. While one group builds their shadow figures and acts out a story in the upper area, the other group explores the lower floor with the shadow lab, the interactive stations and the sand art tables. After 1.5 hours, the groups switch so each child can get to know the museum and take a shadow figure home.

Guided Tours

  • Appointments via the departmernt of culture of the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd
    Contact person: Anna Klamann Telephone: +49 7171 603-4109, e-mail:
  • Maximum group size is 20 people.
  • Guided tours last about 90 minutes.
  • Fee: Admission is EUR 5.00 per person, plus a guide fee of EUR 50.00 per group.

Tours give insight into the history of Schwäbisch Gmünd's shadow play. They then focus on traditional and modern shadow theatre and the evolution from the first to the latter. Making and meaning of the figures are explained too. At the end of the tour, you can try out the experimental sand tables in the museum on your own. Making and meaning of the figures are explained.