Asterix & The Celts

In a Germany premiere the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is showing 128 drawings and scenarios by Asterix fathers René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. The myths of the little Gallic village are given the breath of new life in the 6000 m2 Blower Hall. 

Here lived the stubborn Gauls that formed the environment of Asterix and Obelix. Upon entering this “village” a gripping journey of discovery through the history of the Celts and Romans unfolds for the visitor. On this journey the Celtic origins of the Asterix myths is made vivid and palpable. 

So the drawings and scenarios reflect scenes from the everyday life of a Gallic village. These Gallic scenes enter into a fascinating dialogue with exhibits from the Gallic-Roman epoch and the period of the Gallic wars and make the visitor an “eye-witnesses” of Gallic-Celtic everyday life.

Pictures featuring personalities and scenes from Asterix, quoting famous works of fine art, computer games and souvenirs of cult figures of Asterix and Obelix’s world reflect the play of the Asterix myth on our times. 
The exhibition has been organised under the patronage of the French Consul General in Saarland, Philippe Cerf. 
 Exhibition catalogue, 96 pages, four-coloured, 9.95 €. 


Fibel in Form eines Hahnes

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