Opening weekend: Visitors can look forward to fun and games during the Children’s Culture Festival in the inner harbor

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Duisburg. This year’s Children’s Culture Festival will be held from May 28 to June 5 in Duisburg’s Inner Harbor with numerous program events. In addition to international theater groups and street artists, the festival also offers exciting hands-on workshops. Children can take part in numerous activities and try out many things for themselves.

Program of the opening weekend on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29: The Children’s Culture Festival will start on Saturday at 12.00 at the “ForscheFuchs” exhibition. Exciting experiments are carried out in the adventure exhibition for detectives and sharp minds. ForscheFuchs accompanies the visitors and explains the experiments. The exhibition is open to the public throughout the festival on Saturdays from 12:00 to 18:00, Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00 and on weekdays from 15:00 to 18:00. Entry costs three euros.

On weekends, the Duisburg Zoo will also participate in the Children’s Culture Festival in the Inner Harbor and offers a variety of insights into the exotic animal world. Peace Village International will also be there on Saturday. From 12:00 to 18:00, those interested can learn more about the work of the Peace Village in crisis and war zones.

The program at the festival will be opened by the company Tombs Creatius from Catalonia on Saturday at 12.00, and on Sunday at 11.00 with “Puck and its branches”. The smallest cinema in the world is actually a caravan and is experiencing a revolution: the cartoon characters want to leave the screen and conquer the festival grounds. There are wonderful animals, giants, fantastic creatures and ghosts on the way. Entry is free.

“El Cruce in the Tangram Tent” runs on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. The A2Manos company from Spain shows an object theater for everyone from the age of five. “El CRUCE” tells – without words – the story of a crossroads from which there seems to be no way out. The 15-minute program is played several times a day. Tickets can be purchased for 1 euro directly on the festival website.

At the first workshop of the Children’s Culture Festival, Marieke de Hoop from the Netherlands will explain on Saturday from 12:00 what can be done with “liquid colors”. “Suminagashi” is the Japanese word for “ink floating on water.” In this workshop you will experiment with brushes and paper and create real images from flowing ink. Each photo is unique. Registration is not required. Seats will be allocated on site, subject to availability.

Tian Gombau from Spain will present “New Shoes” on Saturday at 3:00 pm, an object theater for everyone over the age of five. The child gets new shoes and runs with them to the river. Along the way, he discovers the world around him. Shoes accompany us throughout our lives. Shoe sizes change and so do our age, experiences and the way we go through life. “New Shoes” won, among others Max award in Spain for the best program for children and families. Admission to the 30-minute show costs three euros.

Marieke de Hoop will show the origami theater at the festival site on Sunday, May 29 from 12:00 under the slogan “Origami”. It’s a bird ballet and all you see is her hands forming a bird flying against a black background to the accompaniment of music. More information about Marieke de Hoop:

In the next “Origami” workshop, the artist shows how hats, boxes, figurines and much more can be assembled from paper. We invite everyone to try something together. Registration is not required. Seats will be allocated on site, subject to availability.

Teatro Wakouwa from Switzerland is staging “Re Fu” on Sunday, May 29 at But things are starting to play tricks on her. Rubbish bags pop out of the containers, music is heard from them … Finally, an inhabitant of this “trash kingdom” appears: a funny, eccentric acrobat who rummages through abandoned things in search of something useful. The duration of the performance is 60 minutes. Entry costs three euros. More information about Teatro Wakouwa at

Tickets for the “ForscheFuchs” exhibition and theater performances are now available from Clemens Richert by telephone on (0203) 283-62314, by e-mail at or directly on the festival website in the port center. More information about individual events and the festival at


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