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Herrenchiemsee Festpiele

Dear audience,

in 2000 Enoch zu Guttenberg tested the Hall of Mirrors in Herrenchiemsee Palace during a seven-day “Bach Festival” to see whether it was suitable for concerts. As a result, the international Herrenchiemsee Festival was born.

“This festival is one of the most beautiful gifts life has presented me with,” Enoch zu Guttenberg said. The programme of the festival has always been inspired by the special magic of this place with its monasterial tradition spanning 1,500 years, with King Ludwig II’s world-famous palace and the birthplace of the German constitution. Sadly, on 15 June 2018 Enoch zu Guttenberg was taken away from us by his sudden death.

Together, we had been working intensely on the planning and preparation of the 2019 festival. Therefore it is particularly important to us to continue the festival as he would have wished.

We are glad to present the programme of the 2019 festival, which has the motto “A Kingdom of the Arts”, and sincerely hope that you will have a wonderful time here enjoying many unforgettable concerts.

Josef Kröner
Executive programme director



Internationale Herrenchiemsee Festspiele gemeinnützige GmbH
Am Gasteig 7 • D-83115 Neubeuern • GERMANY • Telefon 08035-1031 •