Bad Hersfeld | The Great Journey

The Great Journey

In collaboration with Theater Magica

A theatrical installation to be experienced on foot

The Great Journey describes human beings’ journey through life. For one night visitors can search for the route to the centre of a maze made from thousands of candles. Along the way they meet figures who have remained stranded along their life journeys…

“My heroes, I summon you for the journey!” The fool’s show-booth is the gate to another world. Lifelines of light reshape public spaces into a maze of countless candles to walk through, a unique creation for each location: a theatre of encounters, a theatre of atmosphere. Take the suitcase with the crown inside and discover the king in yourself; if you are given the feather, think of your dreams. Pick out a suitcase and seek out the path.

3 000 candles, 300 suitcases, eight characters acting the stories of their hopes and disappointments in simultaneous cycles throughout the performance. The visitors themselves become travellers – become players – searching for the way to the centre.


Grown ups  € 9,00
with “Kulturband” € 7,00
Kidsover 6 years € 4,00
Familytickets € 19,00

Tickets are available at “Kartenzentrale  Bad Hersfeld”
Kartenzentrale Bad Hersfeld
Am Markt 1
36251 Bad Hersfeld
Fon: (0049) 6621/640200

Stiftsbezirk, Bad Hersfeld
Im Stift, 36251 Bad Hersfeld

Saturday 03.12.2022   17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30
Sunday   04.12.2022    17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30

THE GREAT JOURNEY takes place even in light rain (except for storm warnings, storms etc.). We recommend solid shoes and rainwear. Please refrain from umbrellas. We do not always walk on paved paths. Unfortunately, this means that the staging can only be experienced barrier-free to a limited extent.