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