What is the Heidelberger Castle Festival?
In addition to the castle lighting, which takes place three times a year, the so-called Heidelberg Castle Festival is also held every summer. The Heidelberg Castle, provides the perfect atmosphere for the most famous and most visited open-air theater games in the north of Baden-Württemberg.
When does it take place?
Where does it take place?
The address of the event venue is: Heidelberg Castle 1, 69117 Heidelberg and can be reached by calling 6577-16 or +49 6221 5384-31.
More information can also be found on the castle’s website.
Who is the organizer?
In 1926, the Heidelberg Castle Festival was launched with a production of the well-known play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the famous English playwright and poet William Shakespeare in the castle courtyard.
While in the past, and especially in the pre-war period, guest performances were also integrated, the current management places a lot of emphasis on the in-house production of the Heidelberg Municipal Theater. However, they made an exception in the summer of 2022.
The Theater and Orchester Heidelberg held a benefit matinee for the victims of the war in Ukraine and collected around 44,000 euros. Not only did they show their deepest compassion and social affection, the management of the Castle Festival changed the program in favor of the Ukrainian artists who had fled and gave them the opportunity to present their own productions and concerts.
What is in the program?
The program can be found on the Heidelberg Theater website or by clicking here.
How much does the fun cost?
One advantage of the event tickets is that they are valid on the day of the performance,4 hours before the start, as a transport ticket in the VRN area (in the Rhine-Neckar transport network) on all buses, streetcars and regional trains four hours before the performance begins.
The tickets also make it possible to ride the mountain railroad up to the castle, which is an experience in itself. As a tourist, it is virtually obligatory to ride the mountain railroad at least once.