School Vacation Program

A Spellbinding Laterna magica Demo

The Laterna magica or magic lantern was a popular form of entertainment in the 19th century. It was used to project images of distant lands and fascinating places on the wall at home. At the German Optical Museum, we use one of these historical magic lanterns to perform fairy tales by the German poet and novelist, Wilhelm Hauff. Carefully crafted glass plates bring the beloved figures from Hauff's work to life.
For all young children (ages six and up) and the young at heart