We travelled north to finally see three outstanding musicians with their program “Süden” – meaning south in German. It took more than six hours by train to get to the Bavarian city of Regensburg, but their friendship mirrored in their music, their heartwarming and inspiring words and songs, their focus on humanness, the Hang instrument played by Kälberer (one of the musicians), and the beautiful atmosphere they created was more than worth it. They finished their first tour five years ago with a grande finale in the Arena di Verona/IT – yes, we missed it :0( – but luckily took it up again this summer. What’s more, they will have a Süden II tour next year. Tickets are already ours for this one….
What is the furthest away you have ever travelled for a concert?
The lyrics are in German and Italian only. Having said that, the Bavarian German is hard to understand for everybody and Italian is a foreign language for many here as well. So it may not matter whether you speak English, Swiss German, or any other language. Just give your ears a portion of what I feel is pure ear-candy. The Bavarian television has recorded one of their concerts, enjoy it here: Concert Süden. Even the last song Passa il tempo they played in Verona and especially wrote for Süden is online.
The musicians, by the way, are Werner Schmidbauer Pippo Pollina Martin Kälberer.
Of course, I also have a little impression of Regensburg for you.
It is one of the only bigger cities in Germany that has survived World War II and as such boasts a well preserved old town from the Middle Ages.
It is very famous for its 310 m long Stone Bridge from the 12th century and the all dominating Regensburg Cathedral (Dom St. Peter) from the 13th century.
You also find a relict of a Roman wall called Porta Praetoria which was built in 179 ad and only laid open again in 1885.
Last but not least, the Danube river wonderfully flanks the city and offers a formidable place to be for the cities’ youth and for those looking for some blue and green space and/or a swim in what is a very hot and dry July.
Lovely greetings and keep cool should you be in hot Europe somewhere!