Marionette Museum, Salzburg
The Fortress Hohensalzburg in Salzburg has a delightful exhibit of enchanting Marionettes in the Prince’s Cellar. As we entered the museum we were welcomed by an animated picture of Bishop Wolf Dietrich. It is a bit scary, particularly the sharp look of his eyes. This Bishop was held captive in the dungeons of this fortress from 1611 till his death in 1617. His image almost roars, “My spirit lives in these rooms.” that slows down your pace down a bit, but the sights of the various puppets inside revive your spirits.
Playing with dolls is as old as mankind! So, this section of dolls display can never fail to impress anyone, young or old. The variety of dolls here is mind blowing; some of the exhibits are a few centuries old. There is a section which allows practicing puppetry too. Manipulation by strings can be so captivating, I experienced that, here in this magical world of marionettes.