Hohenzollern Castle and William Shakespeare


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What do a German castle and a long dead English playwright have to do with each other? Well everything if you attend one of the special events being held at Hohenzollern Castle.

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Hohenzollern Castle and William Shakespeare

  1. 1. Hohenzollern Castle & William Shakespeare monkeysandmountains.com /hohenzollern-castle Hohenz ollern Castle is one of the most f amous castles in all of Germany and in my opinion, one of the most beautif ul as shown in my post on Hohenz ollern Castle – One of Germany’s Most Visited Castles. But you may be wondering what a German castle and a long dead English playwright have to do with each other? As I was checking out their website I was pleased to see all the events being held at the castle, including an English performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by William Shakespeare. I had never attended a play in a castle courtyard before and immediately invited a few friends to join us. I found it interesting that J.P. (my German fiance) had never seen a play by William Shakespeare. He found it interesting that I had never seen a play by any German playwrights. Touche! We
  2. 2. We Ca n yo u s e e th e ti n y g l i m p s e o f th e s ta g e th r o u g h a l l th e u m b r e l l a s ? Th a t wa s o u r vi e w fo r m o s t o f th e fi r s t h a l f o f th e p l a y. attended and enjoyed the performance – well what we could see and hear of it. It rained throughout the first half making it difficult to see the stage over all the umbrellas or hear the performers. Fortunately it stopped raining for the second half and I really enjoyed the performance which was enhanced by being held in the courtyard of Hohenz ollern Castle. It’s not everyday that you get to watch one of the most famous plays in the world in a castle! Despite this J.P. wasn’t convinced that watching a play performed in old English, that he couldn’t ear, and in the rain was a good reason for missing his basketball game. I clearly thought otherwise. It was through the events page that I also found the Heidelberg Castle Lighting last summer in which there is a reenactment of the French burning Heidelberg Castle and fireworks over the river. Many cast les in Germany hold special event s and special t ours during t he summer, so if you are planning t o be near a cast le t his summer, be sure t o check out t he event s page of t he cast le you’re int erest ed in t o see if any special event s are being held. This photo has been submitted as part of Travel Photo Thursday, a weekly travel photography showcase organiz ed by Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox where you can see more travel photos from around the world and by Eileen at Digital Photography and Multimedia Digital Art where you can find great photo tips. About Laurel Laurel Robbins is a free- spirited adventurer, award- winning travel blogger at Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel Blog. Many hats, one travel obsessed Canadian in Germany.