The Grove of tales

An installation as part of the festival “a very different kind of summer”
Bad Hersfeld – city of stories


The Stiftspark will become a grove of tales: Enjoy a very different kind of summer underneath the trees and listen to a collection of tales and poems from all over the world. What can the trees tell us about humankind?
During the opening times – inspired by sounds and words – wooden figures appear little by little throughout the festival.


szenography: Martin Thoms, Gernot Ehrsam (Bildhauer)
sounds: Bille Behr, Johannes Gärtner

A very different kind of summer

Tales, plays, music, myth and legends, pictures, reports, lost property and films collected all over the world from yesterday, today and tomorrow

A cooperation between “Bad Hersfelder Festspielen”, Theater ANU and the city of Bad Hersfeld including its citizen

This summer everything will be kind of different. Bad Hersfeld transformes into a city of tales. Actors, musicians and visual artists play, tell and paint on special locations all over the city. You can find the at the “Stiftsruine”, the “Stiftspark”, the church, the “Johann-Sebsastian-Bach-Haus”….
From classic to jazz, from monologues to dialogues, from comedy to tragedy – There will be something for everyone.

Artiestic director of the “Bad Hersfelder Festspiele” is ” happy, that this many artist who should normaly perform on huge stages here in Bad Hersfeld agreed spontaniously to be part of this very special summer.”
Even if there is no Bad Hersfelder Festspiele as we used know it this summer 2020 and the fanfare will not be played this year,
the Bad Hersfelder staffs paired up with the local artists and created something new for this very special summer.