The Student Prince
The Story of Prince Karl-Franz and Kathie
It was a long way from the little town of Bad Säckingen to the lights of Broadway – and finally to Heidelberg!
In 1854 the poet Victor von Scheffel wrote glowingly of Heidelberg in “The Trumpeter von Säckingen”. In 1901 the play “Alt Heidelberg” by Wilhelm Meyer-Förster premiered in Berlin, and went on to become the stage hit of the century for German audiences. And 23 short years later, the mythical and lyrical charm of this meanwhile almost legendary city was sealed with the stamp of universal applause – to standing ovations on Broadway.
How did it all start, how did it happen? Let yourself be carried back in time to the late nineteenth century, when the monarchy still held sway and determined the conventional rules for all classes of society. Meet Kathie, the beautiful niece of the Heidelberg innkeeper, whose love for the student prince Karl-Franz was sacrificed for reasons of state, but who – “deep in her heart…” – could never forget him. Listen to the stories of the young lovers as they themselves recall the joy and heartbreak of their romance. Stroll along with us as we trace throughout the city the still vibrant vestiges ot he myth that is the vry symbol of the romantic spirit. Become for the duration of this tour – and in your heart, for long after – a part of it all.
One and a half hours of sheer romance, imbedded in background information that adds to the fascination. The price3 of the tour per group (maximum size: 25 persons) is Euro 248.00. Round off the adventure if wished with an intoxicating glassful and a delicious surprising sweet, for an extra Euro 8.50 per person.