Light and shadow

(for adults)

The history of Bamberg is not only the history of a city but also the journal of a thousand years. The light artist and storyteller Norbert Götz illuminates this fascinating chronicle using the elements of contemporary shadow theatre: reflections, silhouettes and light refraction bring the most shattering and most uplifting events to life once again, all the events that made this town what it is today: a precious world heritage site. This unique performance takes place in the small chapel near the cathedral, because this is where it all began…

A live performance of images spanning the beginnings, the rise and flourishing of this world heritage city. Even the “unholy chapters” are not concealed. A declaration of love, based on historical fact and performed with great empathy. Humour, goose bumps and enthusiasm are all guaranteed!

More information about the show (in German) can be found at:

Duration: 90 minutes
Design and performance: Norbert Götz
Director: Therese Thomaschke
Light technician: Leon Winkler
Sound engineer: Jürgen Hanelt
Photos: Sonja Krebs
Graphic design: André Hammon
Historical sources: City archive and State library of Bamberg


From May until October
Saturdays at 5pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday at 11 am
(There are no performances on the second weekend of July)
Venue: St. Catherine’s Chapel in the Old Court at the Cathedral, Bamberg
Entrance: 15 min. earlier

Ticket sales:

Tourismus & Kongress Service
Geyerswörtstr. 3, 96047 Bamberg
Tel: 0951/29 76 200, Fax: 29 76 222
Mon-Fri.: 9:30-18:00, Sat/Sun 9:30-14:30
Tickets 15€, seats are not numbered

Tickets not yet sold will be available at the box office
(Group bookings are also available)

Please note:

This show is not suitable for children younger than ten!
Disabled audience members:
Unfortunately the venue in the chapel is not barrier – free. For further information regarding this issue kindly contact: