The director is “enthusiastic and very happy”. After the cancellation of the festival last year, 42,000 visitors came to Bad Hersfeld this year.

Bad Hersfeld (dpa) – Officials of the Bad Hersfeld Festival have drawn a positive assessment of the performances this summer.

With more than 42,000 visitors since July 1, the total occupancy rate was 94%, the festival said. He was “enthusiastic and very happy” with this record, said director Joern Hinkel.

For example, a European premiere of the “Club of the Dead Poets” with Götz Schubert in the lead role was presented, which reached an occupancy rate of 100%.

Hinkel stressed that given the uncertain pandemic situation, planning was a big challenge. Thanks to the decrease in the number of Corona, the number of seats could be increased in between. This means that around 900 spectators were admitted to the ruins of the monastery, compared to 600 previously. A total of 45,000 tickets were available. The previous year, the festival had to be canceled due to Corona.