TELL open-air theatre Interlaken

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Country and Region SwitzerlandBern
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Interlaken, Bern, Switzerland
Festival Contact Information

TELL open-air theatre Interlaken
TELL - Freilichtspiele
Höheweg 37
CH-3800 Interlaken
Switzerland
Phone: (41) 33-822-37-22
Fax: (41) 33-822-57-33

Festival Description

The magnificent drama of Schiller’s “William Tell” is performed each year in the open-air thatre in the Rugen wood at Interlaken. Authentic wooden houses built true to the style of the 13th century and towering up behind them grow the tall trees of the wood. A traditional Alpine procession troops across the stage providing a lively introduction to the play and the entire cast of over 180 players including children are all attractively dressed in historical National costumes. The fist open-air performance of “Tell” in Interlaken was given in 1912, and since then hundreds of thousands of spectators have been moved and inspired by this exceptional play.

Festival Dates June 30 - July 1, 2012
Festival Links http://www.tellspiele.ch

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