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Herrenchiemsee Festpiele

Herrenchiemsee Festival rescheduled for 2021

It was to be a festival about the origins of classical music, and a homage to Beethoven on his 250th birthday – a festival of the senses, of the creative mind, of remembrance. As recently as March we were extremely gratified by the overwhelming public interest in our Herrenchiemsee anniversary programme. But then the shadow of a pandemic descended on us, with all its concomitant restrictions and consequences.

We thank our audience warmly for their patience and for the trust they have placed in us in the face of this unprecedented situation for all of us, and for everybody involved in the organisation of our festival. Binding regulations have now been issued by the competent local authorities, and we are very sorry to tell you that the 2020 Herrenchiemsee Festival cannot go ahead because of the latest Bavarian infection prevention ordinance.

However, we are happy to announce that we have succeeded in agreeing on a new date for next year with all ensembles. The anniversary programme 20 Years Herrenchiemsee Festival – 20 Years of "A World Away" will take place from 20 July to 1 August 2021.

The new dates of the individual events are given below. All concerts start at 7 p.m.

Tickets bought for this year will remain valid.

What began in the year 2000 with a seven-day "Bach Festival" initiated by Enoch zu Guttenberg and his dramatic adviser Klaus Jörg Schönmetzler has over the years grown into an internationally renowned celebration of music. The programme of Herrenchiemsee Festival has always reflected the special magic of the setting – a monastic tradition spanning one and a half millenia, a world-famous Royal Palace and the birthplace of the Constitution of the modern Federal Republic of Germany.

You are cordially invited to join us next year in celebrating twenty years of festival history!

Neubeuern, 29 May 2020

Internationale Herrenchiemsee Festspiele gGmbH


Old date


New date

14 July 2020

Rejoice in God in every land /
KlangVerwaltung Orchestra

20 July 2021

15 July 2020

Vespers of the Blessed Virgin / Taverner Consort

21 July 2021

16 July 2020

Beethoven I / KlangVerwaltung Orchestra

28 July 2021

17 July 2020

Beethoven II / Hofkapelle Munich

23 July 2021

18 July 2020

Water Music / Finnish Baroque Orchestra

29 July 2021

19 July 2020

Schubert Quintet / Minguet Quartet

25 July 2021

20 July 2020

Beethoven III / Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

30 July 2021

21 July 2020

The Italian / Camerata Salzburg 31 July 2021

31 July 2021

22 July 2020

The Brandenburg Concertos / Concentus Musicus Wien

27 July 2021

23 July 2020

Beethoven IV / MKO Munich Chamber Orchestra

24 July 2021

24 July 2020

King Arthur / Gabrieli Consort & Players

22 July 2021

25 July 2020

Glorious Revolution / La Folia Baroque Orchestra

26 July 2021

26 July 2020

The Romantic / KlangVerwaltung Orchestra

01 August 2021




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