Altenburg/Weimar (dpa/th) - In the run-up to Christmas, children like to think about gifts - especially about new toys. Exhibitions in Altenburg and Weimar now show what the play corners for boys and girls used to look like.
From Friday onwards the exhibition "A New Very Nice Invention - Dressing Dolls Made of Paper" can be seen in the Stadtmuseum Weimar. "At the end of the 18th century, the heyday of fashion journals began. At the same time, a special toy became popular that has remained on offer to this day and reflects the changing fashions of the past more than 200 years: the paper dress-up doll," shared curator Barbara Engelmann on Wednesday with.
The exhibition "Through the children's room with speed" in the Castle and Playing Card Museum in Altenburg Residential Castle presents a variety of toys on wheels - from cars to Fröbel vehicles to doll's prams. The traditional Christmas exhibition, which was actually planned two years ago and was canceled due to the corona pandemic, will be on show from next Sunday.
The museum's collection will be supplemented by numerous loans from other exhibition houses, the house informed in advance. "The exhibits not only amaze children, but also take adults back to their own childhood."
Thuringia is still toy country with the stronghold in Sonneberg. In the German Toy Museum in Sonneberg, which claims to be home to the oldest collection in Germany, around 5,000 toys are on display from the beginnings to the present day.