Hohenzollern Castle & William Shakespeare
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
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!
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.
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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.