The first musical ever
on ship and shore
You have never experienced a musical like this.
Welcome on board the MS "Fuessen" - Germany´s first "Musical Ship"!
Embark upon a fantastic musical adventure journey on the Forggensee lake, directly in front of castle Neuschwanstein. With an unforgettable view of the mountains and shoreline, before your very eyes, scenes from King Ludwig´s myths and imagination come to life.
The Forggensee Lake
a unique stage for a musical
At the foot of the mountains, bordering the charming bavarian town of Fuessen, the Forggensee Lake boasts a most magical combination of nature and culture - just before sunset at the time of day when nature´s balance of light and darkness meet to create ever-changing colours in the sky and mountains surrounding the lake. It is here that King Ludwig II. dared to dream as a young boy and later built his fairytale castle Neuschwanstein.
The Castle Neuschwanstein is a symbol and well-spring of inspiration
and dreams for everyone who comes to visit here.
As a young prince, King Ludiwg II. was inspired and fascinated
by the medieval legends surrounding the Holy Grail.
These myths are forever captured in the paintings and tapestries
on the walls of the castle.
On our musical-adventure-journey the audience will witness
how these medieval characters come to life on land.
from "master puppet maker"
A "Magical Swan" with wings spreading over 6 meters, and a 4 meter tall "Red Knight" are two of the many highlights of the musical "The Swan Prince".
Michael Curry, award-winning puppet designer for "The Lion King" on Broadway, "Cirque du Soleil" in Las Vegas or for the "Metropolitan Opera" in New York brings his design magic to the epic scenes on land.
Reality melts into
fantasy and fairytale
Your musical-adventure-journey begins just before twilight, in the so called Blue Hour.
It is the most magical time of day when nature blossoms in the changing balance
of colour, light and darkness and our fantasy is awakened.
Our Swan Prince is a child full of imagination, hope and dreams. He lives in the shadow of his ancestors and the rigor of a strict upbringing, controlled by his father, the King. The Prince must come to terms with the harsh responsibilities that await him as future king and the visions of peace and beauty, which burn deep inside his heart.
Accompanied by his grandfather, captain of the ship, and his favorite cousin, the princess, he embarks upon an adventure and encounters a powerful secret in an old book with stories of the great kingdom "The Swan Knights".
As the stories from the book come to life he discovers a great treasure hidden in the magical lake surrounding the childhood castle - and with it he finds the courage to live his dreams, to trust in himself and master his destiny so that he can save his family and his people.
Janet & Marc
as the King & The Empress
Authors, producers and performers are the European musical stars Janet Marie Chvatal & Marc. Gremm Along with a cast of 30 international performers this dream pair bring the story and the music to life in front of your eyes on the ship, while scenes from the King´s fantasy world and German medieval legends come alive on the shore around you.
The Swan Prince score is written by England´s favorite film music composer Nic Raine who is known for his work on classic Hollywood blockbuster movies including James Bond and Alexander the Great.
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Photos: Peter Samer