Munchhausen and Till Eulenspiegel


by Erich Kästner

read by
Katharina Thalbach

arranged by
Gerhard Ahrens

‘People blessed with more imagination than others simply conjure up a richer world for themselves.’ Erich Kästner (1899–1974)

There really, truly was a Baron von Munchhausen. However, whether his famous adventures actually took place exactly as he tells them in his tall stories is more than questionable. It is therefore equally well-known that he was probably a habitual liar. They also say that a long, long time ago, there really was a Till Eulenspiegel who held up a mirror to people with his sharp tongue and practical jokes.

So you can become famous for telling lies and behaving silly? Of course! However, only if you play such clever practical jokes as Till Eulenspiegel did, and can lie as outrageously as Baron von Munchhausen. And if you are as good a storyteller as Erich Kästner was, who adapted the stories of Till Eulenspiegel’s practical jokes and Munchhausen’s lies for children, they can be thoroughly enjoyed by young and old, and even more so if they are read out aloud by the wonderful actress Katharina Thalbach, a fact that Baron von Munchhausen would surely have appreciated, as he apparently said about his many adventures: ‘These stories simply have to be told.’

Munchhausen and Till Eulenspiegel


  • Saturday, 28.11.2020
  • 16:00
  • Great Hall

Reading for everyone
aged six and over

€ 17 / concessions € 12
Young people under
the age of 18: € 7

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