Heidelberg Castle - Guided Tours in English Langage
From living and loving, guzzling and fasting; from the leg’s
dress to the codpiece and from the bacon salad to the crap chair – the
whole immoderateness of the court’s society. A contemporary formulated
the duty to representation in 1733: „The common man, which hangs
only at the exterior senses and little uses the reason, cannot fancy
what is the majesty of the king, but by the things, falling in his
eyes and stiring his other senses, he gets a clear concept of his majestie’s
authority and power.“
Historical interpretation in costumes of the period.
Open eyes and a looking glass are needed to take part in an architectural walk through the time-honoured masonry on the castle hill. Attention is drawn above all to the palaces of dwelling, called after the prince electors who had them build. Up- and downstairs are investigated the remaining rests from stack to roof. There is much to find out about the opulence and the architectural diversity of the famous ruin of the castle. (^top)
With Marianne von Willemer back in the year 1815: An era of romantics
but also of wars, epidemics and robbers. It was a time of social change,
while Heidelberg castle became more and more an aim for travelers and
artists – and at the same time one had to preserve it from its
destruction. Marianne von Willemer leads into the hidden corners of
garden and castle and lets revive the long passed time in poems and
The prince-electoral night watchman and his ready-for-jokes assistant
invite to a tour with the lantern through the nocturnal castle. But
they think to be in the year 1622: In the midst of the historical backdrop
you suddenly seem to be placed back to the prince-electoral court,
into the 30 Years War. All inhabitants of the castle are preparing
What did the prince-electors als all their knights do the whole day
in their huge castle over the town? Why was there a moat, where has
the horses been and what had a menial to do? Where has been cooked,
what has been eaten and what did the prince’s childern play?
And why has the biggest barral in the world been guarded by a dwarf?
We are writing the year 1556, the first year of Prince-Elector Ottheinrich’s government. One of his first actions is to introduce the Reformation, which had found already support among the people. However, not everywhere is clear sunshine. Is everybody ready to obey the new moral order? Did really all people renounce to the old belief? Wouldn’t the one or the other like to release with pleasure his sinful soul with sounding coin from the purgatory? Or implore in times of difficulties or illness one of 14 holy helpers in need? Historical figures will enlighten the different points of view. (^top)
In the year 1556 there are large changings at the court of te new prince-elector Ottheinrich. Although there is a court band frm the times of his predecessor, the young prince brings his own musicians with him: This releases a lot of envy and conflicts! While the guests walk through the castle, the first violinist is murdered perfidiously. The musicians give lessons in dancing and singing to the visitors and, besides, tips to debunk the assassinator. And when in the large final scene the offender is detected, one finds out the truth of the saying: In the wine lies the truth. (^top)
With Marianne von Willemer back into the year 1815: An aera of romantics, but also of wars, epedemies and of robbers. It has been a time of social changes, while Heidelberg castle more and more became an aim for travellers and artists. But in the same time it has to be saved from its destruction. Marianne von Willemer guides into the hidden corners of the garden and the castle and lets liven up the past times in poems and reports. (^top)
Guests are coming along with the poets-couple Clemens and Sophie Brentano on a walk through thne ruin and the park. auf einem Spaziergang durch Ruine und Park. The Brentano's conversation is about well-known persons, friends, family and about Heidelberg with its sourroundings at the beginnin g of the 19th century. And who's listening them to their conversation around the castle, will after a few minutes see the old walls with the eyes of the romantics. (^top)
Everybody knows about the bittersweet romance between the student prince of Heidelberg and his Katie. But not many people know what has happened to the brokenhearted lovers after they had to part. We know! And we will show you in a sequence of scenes right out of the good old days of the 19.century student life. (^top)
With the court musician Susanna back into the year 1425! Hereby you
meet the great poet and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein. Exciting views
into the life of minstrels are to get, you can hear anecdotes from
their adventurous life and all kinds of rumours about the conditions
at court are to be heard in sussurations.
Who was the fretty english lady, who gave her name to a building in the heidelberg castle? Amusing stories about the mysterious winter prince or the little monkeys from england guide through the castle. Thereby is the word given to Shakespeare, Turner and Mark Twain. The walk on the newly renovated English Building will be completed by views into the court's festival rooms and the today's english garden. (^top)
Yawning the nigh-watchman of the Heidelberg castle arises from his layer of straw. Isn't he sleeping during the day? But he urgently looks for new blood. Children have fallen suddenly into the year 1622, and now they follow the night-watch on his walk to secret corners and try out how it may be to guard a castle. The instruction is closed with a night-watch's certificate. (^top)
Emperors and kings of the middle age travelled from one residence to the next, and the palatine prince electors have often been en route in ther territory. Travelling was always an adventure, not only when Ottheinrich took a trip to the Holy Land. Also aims more nearby haven't been half bad: prince elector Frederick IV. had to clear a hall of pigs - and spent two florins for that. (^top)
The whole World is a stage
All you need is love – How Love became
The Dagger in the Raiment
Can Love Be A Sin?
Healer, witches, midwifes
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