July 10, 2013
By Simon Hupfer
Bamberg, GERMANY -- International wizards, jugglers, acrobats, clowns and fire artists will dazzle the crowds in Bamberg's pedestrian zone July 19 to 21. "Bamberg zaubert," Bamberg's magical open air festival, has turned into a huge magnet for Bamberg visitors and includes 500 shows at 25 event areas, with 100 artists from 14 countries.
While the festival itself is free, tickets are available for purchase for the more exclusive "Fuchs Gala" at Bamberg E.T.A Hoffmann Theater, July 12 to 14. The gala will feature the current world champion of mental magic, Christoph Kuch, avant-garde juggler Jochen Schell, body illusionist and physical clown comedian Herr Niels and others. Tickets can be purchased at various locations listed at http://bamberg-zaubert.mybamberg.de/varietegala/fuchs-varietegala/ or online at http://bamberg-zaubert.mybamberg.de/varietegala/tickets/ .
"The Bamberg zaubert festival is not only one of the biggest and nicest ones in Germany, it's full of magic and fantasy. I'm looking forward to many American friends who take the opportunity to experience the magic of Bamberg one more time," said Klaus Stieringer, city manager and organizer of "Bamberg zaubert."
The magic festival has turned into one the biggest free open air events in Germany and is happening for the 15th time. More than 150,000 visitors are expected this year.
As a special guest, German a-cappella rising stars "Viva Voce" will take the main stage on Maxplatz Friday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m. Rayland Horton, known from the TV show "Voice of Germany" and as the voice behind Milli Vanilli, will perform Saturday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Finally, Michael Lane, 3rd place winner of the "Voice of Germany" contest, will also perform.
See photos of last year's Bamberg Zaubert at http://www.flickr.com/photos/45145918@N06/sets/72157622906424506/with/4146898449/
For more details visit http://bamberg-zaubert.mybamberg.de/english/welcome/ or http://bamberg-zaubert.mybamberg.de/english/festival/ .