The Schloss Augustusburg near Chemnitz has been the venue for the world premiere of the unique special exhibition “MANGAMANIA – Big eyes guaranteed!” since April 2017. Due to the great number of visitors and the continuing interest in the interactive  exhibition, this will continue until the 28th of October 2018.

So far, the wide range of special exhibitions has been very well received with many fully booked workshops and guided tours and will therefore be offered in extended form. Creative people of all ages are looking forward to the Summer Academy from the 16th to the 20th of July 2018 as well as the Autumn Academy from the 15th to the 21th of October 2018. In addition to the hitherto very popular and always booked-out MANGA drawing workshops, various cosplay workshops are also planned.

    The artist Shi Zhanmin restoring the pictures in Bad Schussenried Monastery in the run-up to the opening.

    Since November 24, 2017, there is the third season of “YOU ARE ART! – Fascinating participatory illusions from China” in the monastery Bad Schussenried.

    Workshop with the Slovenian manga artist Nina Belingar

    The Slovenian manga artist Nina Belingar inspired the young manga artist with several workshops at Schloss Augustusburg in October 2017.

    In the exhibition “MANGAMANIA – Big Eyes Guaranteed” she gave signings in front of her BIG Mangas and everyone could have their personal portrait made.

      Inga Steinmetz, the best-known manga artist, was guest in July 2017 at Schloss Augustusburg. In the fully booked manga courses, teens could try out manga drawing and improve their drawing style.

      “Martin Luther – A monk changes the world” by Ulrike Albers and Johannes Saurer – a comic and contribution to the Luther year.

      We have combined the German comic with the Japanese manga in the castle church at Schloss Augustusburg.

      Nestled in the wonderful castle church with the Cranach Altar since May 29 2017, there is much to learn about Luther, the electoral family and the Cranach Altar.
      As a special extra there is a comic and a story about the Cranach Altar at Castle Augustusburg.



      MANGAMANIA – Big eyes guaranteed opened at Schloss Augustusburg

      On April 12, 2017, over 150 guests came to the opening of the special show “MANGAMANIA – Big eyes guaranteed”. As guests from Japan, the two artists Akira Nakamura and Teru Shimonishi were welcomed. With Japanese soup and delicious Japanese lemonades, the guests lingered in the exhibition. BIG MANGAS, lots of interactive game stations, more than 200 originals, hands-on mangas and cosplay costumes immersed in a backdrop of light enchanted the audience.