Kaspar Hauser Research Circle

in the Karl König Institute

Director Eckart Böhmer

Dates / Events


Due to the current situation, all lectures must be canceled until April 19, 2020.
We ask for your understanding.
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06. March - Landsberg
18. March - Essen

20./21. March - Schopfheim

25. March - Frankfurt
27. March - Prien
04. April - Berlin

15. May - Nürnberg
22./23. May - Ascona
30./31. May - Marburg

For more information please contact Eckart Böhmer

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26. July - 02. August 2020

It will be decided by the end of April whether the festival can take place.

In 1989 Director Eckart Böhmer foundet together with the city of Ansbach, the biennial Kaspar Hauser Festival, whose aim is to comprehensively recognize and acknowledge the event of the appearance of Kaspar Hauser.

Who was Kaspar Hauser? Why did he have to die? What's his secret? - These questions remain unanswered to this day, but taken up again every two years at the Kaspar Hauser Festival.

Kaspar Hauser turned up in Nuremberg in 1828. Within a very short time he became the most famous foundling of modern history. 1831 he was given into the care teacher Meyer in Ansbach. On 14 December 1833 he was the victim of a knife attack. On 17 December Kaspar Hauser died of his injuries. This murder must be considered as the most mystical of the 19th century.

Within his two years of his life in Ansbach he became worldwide known as the "Child of Europe".

Website City of Ansbach

Programm Kaspar Hauser Festival Ansbach 2020       City Tour Ansbach City Tour

More Information

The Kaspar Hauser Research Circle became part of the Karl König Institute on December 17th, 2016.

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