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At Lotta and Hümmelken, spectacular and circus-filled historical journeys await you

Which of my nose matched your clown, or why did you choose this model?

I chose the Hümmelken, although admittedly it was a tough choice. To do so, Lotta (my clown) and I had a long look at the site. It was clear that Lotta needed a small nose because she herself is not exactly long, rather small and roundish. Katrin's nose, on the other hand, is not tiny. Besides, Lotta is very curious and I already liked the shape of the nose for her on the website. And really, I think it's great (it also holds quite wonderfully without annoying elastic and doesn't pinch) and Lotta just thinks she's even more beautiful than usual ;-)

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What does your clown do and in which environment is it used?

Many, many years ago, Lotta, as Carlotta, slipped out of her clown egg in Bavaria and was on tour in the children's hospital and in the old people's home. Since I have always dreamed of the circus, but always get terrible stage fright when auditioning and performing, I simply founded a circus myself, the ClownCirkusCarlotta. Then I had two children and also leukaemia myself, Carlotta took a little rest. Two years ago, however, she came forward vehemently and declared that her name was now Lotta and that she absolutely, positively had to perform again immediately. So I founded my dream and heart project "Lotta's Story Circus". In the story circus, many stories are invented, using circus and theatre pedagogical methods. In addition, my self-designed book "Lotta, the Leukaemia and I" is almost finished and will then have a big premiere together with a play for adults (Alegria), in which a very sick clown meets death, and a series of workshops.

Which experience, which encounter has remained particularly memorable for you?

There are many from the hospital and old people's home. But I found it particularly memorable when I led the clown group at ClownCirkusCarlotta in a village in the Upper Palatinate. There was a nine-year-old boy there who kept to the fringes of the group and didn't think he could do anything himself. As clowns, the children went on a story hunt together with Lotta and the craziest, funniest and most exciting ideas just tumbled out of him. The other children suddenly looked at him with completely different eyes and he also somehow began to "glow". From then on, he was a very respected clown in the group. At the end he said to me, beaming: "I didn't even know I could do anything".

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