Bad Hersfelder Festspiele
Theatrical pieces and musicals are performed on the 1,400 m² stage in the Stiftsruine Bad Hersfeld. There is padded seating for 1636 spectators. The mobile roof above the auditorium of the monastery ruins makes performances in all weather conditions possible — visitors always sit in the dry. Comedy plays are performed on an outdoor stage in the courtyard of the Eichhof Castle.
At the Festival the Hersfeld-Preis and an audience prize are awarded annually. The prize is based on audience ballots taken in three performances of each show. The winner receives a ring donated by local companies, showing the Schwurhand of Charlemagne against the abbey ruins in the background.
- Bad Hersfelder Festspiele. In: Rolf Hosfeld: Festivals 2007/2008: Klassik, Oper, Jazz, Tanz, Theater, Film, Literatur, Kunst - Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz., Helmut Metz Verlag, 2007, P. 261
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