50 years of Pumuckl

Even though Pumuckl and his master Eder may have been quieter in recent times, many children in Germany still know him today – after 50 years – from films, radio plays, books and from their parents. The first radio play featuring Pumuckl, 'Spook in the workshop', was broadcast on Bayerischer Rundfunk on 21 February 1962, and this mischievous little chap has been a firm favourite with families ever since.

To celebrate Pumuckl's 50th birthday, the Bavarian radio station BR2 is broadcasting early episodes until 24 February 2012, as a reminder of the character's origins in radio. It is definitely worth a listen. For a more interactive experience, you can also visit the Pumuckl Museum in Ohlstadt near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.