With more than 900,000 visitors, the Lake Thun Festival
proves how popular open-air performances are. Performers and scenery compete for the audiences’ attention during the event, which also calls itself Europe’s most beautiful lake stage. Located between Lake Brienz and the big three mountains of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the organisers entertain their guests with international hit musicals, such as Cats, West Side Story or Mamma Mia. The premiers at the Gurten Theatre
in Bern, however, are full of local colour. Surrounded by nature, comedies, such as “Einstein” and “Der Scharlatan” (the charlatan), are performed in Bernese German and create a good mood among their audience.