Die Muse von Stolzenfels
(Die Muse of Stolzenfels)

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Genre: theatrical guided tour (one woman-show) by Dominique Caillat.

Location: Castle Stolzenfels, Koblenz.

The muse, who has inspired all inhabitants and visitors of the castle since times back way back, guides an enthralled public through the castle courtyards, halls and gardens. She tells the story of the reconstruction of the ruin by the Prussian king Frederic William IV and goes on to describe the anguish of his wife Elisabeth, the visions and dreams of the poets Brentano and Arnim as well as Queen Victoria’s festive visit in 1845. Romanticism, oppression, nationalism and revolution come to life as if the stones finally exhaled their century-old secrets.

Script and Direction: Dominique Caillat.
Performer: Mira Naß.
Producer: Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz.

Every Saturday from May until October at 5:45 pm
Length: 75 min
Information and tickets: 0261 5 16 56 (Castle Stolzenfels)


“The Muse of Stolzenfels is literary dense, a highly atmospheric one-woman-show that requires enormous energy from the very talented Mira Walter… Caillat eloquently paints people and morals of past times… the public is fascinated.”
(Rheinzeitung Koblenz)

“This show enchanted us and left a deep impact… It is a brilliant idea to present a monument by dramatizing the literary, political and individual events relating to it… Memorable, impressive scenes… thought-provocative… On the whole, the Muse is a valuable humanistic, didactic show inspiring to self-critical reflection… It takes a remarkable ability to transmit so many facts and ideas, with such intensity, as [Dominique Caillat] successfully does in The Muse of Stolzenfels… We believe this show to be a visit card for the high-quality of cultural life in this region, and for its organisers.”
Elisabeth and Gerhard Loos, spectators (Koblenz)