Glanz & Gloria guided tour
"Experience a play at Schloss Waldegg as it would have been presented in the castle back in the days of the ambassadors. During the play performed by three city guides in full costume, you will meet the ambassador, who describes life at the court of the French kings, along with Maria Margaretha Besenval (née von Sury), the former lady of the castle at Schloss Waldegg, and Peter Viktor von Besenval, baron of Brunnstatt."
Claire, tour guide
Guided theme tour: Glanz & Gloria
Time required: 1.5 hours
Prices: CHF 430.00 per group
Groups: max. 25 people per group
Place: Schloss Waldegg
Experience an entertaining theatrical production put on by city guides in full costume.
Glanz & Gloria in Solothurn
Mercenaries, salt and Solothurn. The ambassador himself will tell you how these three things are connected – along with other fascinating bits of information. He will report on life at the court of the French kings and explain the connections between Solothurn and Versailles.
You will also become acquainted with Maria Margaretha Besenval, née von Sury. The former lady of the castle at Schloss Waldegg has a great deal to share about the customs of the day and the role of women at the time.
You will meet Peter Viktor von Besenval, baron of Brunnstatt. As a brilliant mind, man of letters, art collector, womaniser, officer and lover of Marie Antoinette, the wife of King Louis XVI, the bachelor is still famous in France to this day.
Good to know
- Are you planning a company excursion and require accommodation, premises or a framework programme? www.solothurnservices.ch
- Take in the play and savour the culinary accompaniment at the same time. Enjoy a royal menu such as would have been offered back in those days and feast like the kings of France. Find more information here about the framework programme “A dinner fit for the ambassadors”
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