Bad Hersfeld | The Great Journey

3.000 Candles. A huge maze - specially designed for each place. 300 old suitcases. Suitcase towers, suitcase fountains, visitor suitcases - everyone sets off alone on THE GREAT JOURNEY through the labyrinth. 3 hours In which figures reveal their stories - with their eyes, their voices, their bodies.

A sea of lights flowing over town squares and parks, through tunnels and great halls. For those who venture inside, it becomes a playful labyrinth of lights full of poetic theatrical moments. Eight characters tell us of their dreams, of being stuck, and of their little islands of happiness – a poetic play on the way to the centre.

Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the images, the expressive play and the poetic stories. THE GREAT JOURNEY asks the "big questions" we like to ask ourselves in this reflective time around Christmas and offers us the opportunity to slow down - a theatre experience for the whole family.
The unique atmosphere of the Abbey Ruins in Bad Hersfeld is another highlight in the performance history of this production (premiere in Holzminden in 2007), following the invitation from South Korea in May 2019.


Admission is free!
In the context of the CHRISTMAS MARKET OF DREAMS, further information here.

5 pm

17-20 h
Recommended length of stay: approx. 70 - 90 min

Abbey Ruins Bad Hersfeld
Am Markt, 36251 Bad Hersfeld

THE GREAT TRIP will also take place in light to moderate rain/snow (except for severe weather warning, storm etc.). We recommend sturdy shoes and rainwear. Please refrain from using umbrellas. There are not always paved paths. Unfortunately, this means that the production is only accessible to a limited extent.