Archive for the culture Category

Green flags

Posted in bridges, culture, spring on March 5, 2011 by D.B.

The green flags are out again. A clear sign that Heidelberger Frühling is coming. Both in music and weather terms.



Posted in Bergheim / Weststadt, culture on October 22, 2010 by D.B.

Outside the theatre’s temporary home, again.

Cinema – Something old…

Posted in Altstadt, culture on October 6, 2010 by D.B.

Kammer cinema on Hauptstraße has been closed for at least a decade or more. I wonder what it’s like in there or what’s going to made of it. The doorway is usually blocked by black planks, so when I saw them open recently, I couldn’t help but stick my head (and camera) in for a peek. Times gone by…

Something old…

Posted in Bergheim / Weststadt, culture on September 25, 2010 by D.B.

The old fire station in Bergheim today serves as a temporary home for the theatre. Even the no-parking concrete blocks outside have been painted in its trademark orange.

Zwinger 3

Posted in Altstadt, culture on August 16, 2010 by D.B.

“Zwinger 3”, located in Zwingerstraße, is where  the theatre play pieces specifically thought for children and youth. Over the years, it also turned into an important side stage for the grown-up audience – especially now while the main stage is being rebuilt.

Zwinger is the German word for inner bailey, a narrow space between the town walls and the actual buildings – another street name that tells you about the outlines of mediaeval Heidelberg, just like Grabengasse (moat) or Plöck (palisade) do.

PS. Due to hasty posting, the picture meant for yesterday appeared on Sunday. Sorry about that. Please do check both posts from unintentional two-picture Saturday…

Mirror tent

Posted in Altstadt, culture on June 14, 2010 by D.B.

Don’t you think that the whole world was only football, football and football at the moment. Two years ago during Euro 2008, university square was a huge fan area bathed in black, red and gold with a giant screen in the far left corner.

This time around, the public viewing* areas have been moved out of town. This weekend, uni square hosted the annual literature festival in the beautiful nostalgic mirror tent. Just a shame Bernhard Schlink (of The Reader fame) gave his lecture during the opening world cup game. Poor timing, methinks.


*An English neologism that was actually coined in German!

Where has my backyard gone?

Posted in Altstadt, architecture, culture on May 15, 2010 by D.B.

This is where the new theatre is going to be between Friedrichtsraße and Theaterstraße. Demolition work has progressed considerably since I posted this one. Behind the black screen on the left, you find the old playhouse. In front of it, there used to be the old stage audience hall. The new one is going to be shared by both the old and new playhouse.