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Herrenchiemsee Festival postponed again:
20 years of "A World Away" – 19 to 31 July 2022

A year ago, to our great regret, we had to postpone the Herrenchiemsee Festival, but we were optimistic about being able to carry it out in the summer of 2021. Today, it is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the renewed postponement of our anniversary program 20 Years of the Herrenchiemsee Festival - 20 Year of "A World Away".

Even if the current phase of the pandemic is characterized by a partial relaxation of restrictions, the concerts cannot be held under the very special local conditions in the Palace in the summer of 2021. The Hall of Mirrors in Herrenchiemsee Palace is a unique place. Even under normal circumstances, this uniqueness means that concerts can only be staged with a great deal of logistical effort. During the pandemic, however, particularly high hurdles stand in the way of event organizers.

For instance, the windows in the Hall of Mirrors are unopenable. The listed Palace does not have adequate ventilation systems. Many visitors of the last years may remember how hot it can sometimes get in the Hall of Mirrors.
Occupancy at full capacity and the wearing of masks during concerts would be irresponsible under such circumstances.

The Herrenchiemsee Festival enjoys great popularity, and concerts are often sold out shortly after advance ticket sales begin. Our loyal audience and our many regular visitors have contributed significantly to the success of the festival over the past 20 years. A retrospective reduction of visitor capacity would mean that, for most of the concerts, not all ticket holders could be accommodated. This is a situation we would like to avoid.

Regrettably, it is also not possible to play concerts for a reduced audience several times a day: As the Palace serves as a museum with numerous guided tours every day, the Hall of Mirrors is available for events in the evening only. Plans for an open-air stage also had to be abandoned for various reasons.

After careful consideration of all options, the decision to reschedule the festival once again was unfortunately unavoidable. The competent health authority, too, has recommended a postponement. Even though we are all craving for the concerts of the Herrenchiemsee Festival, the protection of the health of the audience, artists and organizers must be paramount.

In the past months we have had numerous, always constructive and intensive discussions with representatives from politics, with public health advisors and, last but not least, with the artists and their agents. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those involved - arguments have always been exchanged in a factual and fair manner weighing all aspects.

The anniversary program 20 Years of the Herrenchiemsee Festival - 20 Years of "A World Away" will now take place from 19 to 31 July 2022. We have once again been able to find an alternative date for all scheduled events.
Please find the new dates below. All concerts will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets already purchased remain valid.

What began in 2000 with a seven-day "Bach Festival" initiated by Enoch zu Guttenberg and his dramatic advisor Klaus Jörg Schönmetzler has over the years grown into an internationally renowned festival. The program of Herrenchiemsee Festival has always reflected the special magic of the setting – a monastic tradition spanning one and a half millennia, 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, 20 May 2021

Internationale Herrenchiemsee Festspiele gGmbH


Old date


New date

20 July 21 /
14 July 20

Rejoice in God in every land /
KlangVerwaltung Orchestra

19 July 2022

21 July 21 / 15 July 20

Vespers of the Blessed Virgin / Taverner Consort

20 July 2022

22 July 21 / 24 July 20

King Arthur - canceled
replaced by Beethoven V

21 July 2022

23 July 21 / 17 July 20

Beethoven II / Hofkapelle Munich

22 July 2022

24 July 21 / 23 July 20

Beethoven IV / MKO Munich Chamber Orchestra

23 July 2022

25 July 21 / 19 July 20

Schubert Quintet / Minguet Quartet

24 July 2022

26 July 21 / 25 July 20

Glorious Revolution / La Folia Baroque Orchestra

25 July 2022

27 July 21 / 22 July 20

The Brandenburg Concertos / Concentus Musicus Wien

26 July 2022

28 July 21 / 16 July 20

Beethoven I / KlangVerwaltung Orchestra

27 July 2022

29 July 21 / 18 July 20

Water Music / Finnish Baroque Orchestra

28 July 2022

30 July 21 / 20 July 20

Beethoven III / Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

29 July 2022

01 August 21 /
26 July 20

The Romantic /
KlangVerwaltung Orchestra

30 July 2022

31 July 21 / 21 July 20

The Italian / Camerata Salzburg

31 July 2022



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