Altes Zollhaus Hotel

Hauptstrasse 5, Rinteln, Lower Saxony, 31737, Germany
Altes Zollhaus Hotel
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Memorial of Franz von Dingelstedt

by MD2nd

In the yard of the restaurant's Altes Zollhaus, Hauptstrasse 5, Rinteln, 31737, is located a memorial of the German poet, dramatist and theatre administrator Franz von Dingelstedt (June 30, 1814 – May 15, 1881) as he right there created his famous *ballad of the Weser river.

The book by which Franz von Dingelstedt is best remembered is "Lieder eines kosmopolitischen Nachtwaechters" (Songs of a cosmopolitan nightguard). These poems show bitter opposition to everything that savours of despotism. In 1841 he married Bohemian opera singer, Jenny Lutzer (1816-1877).

Franz von Dingelstedt especially distinguished himself by presenting all Shakespeare's historical plays upon the stage (Weimar) in an unbroken cycle. In 1867 he became director of the court opera house in Vienna, and in 1872 of the Hofburgtheater, a position which he held until his death on May 15, 1881.


Hier hab' ich so manches liebe Mal
mit meiner Laute gesessen,
hinunterblickend ins weite Tal
mein selbst und der Welt vergessen.

Und um mich klang es so froh und hehr
und ueber mir tagt es so helle
und unten brauste das ferne Wehr
und der Weser blitzende Welle.

Wie liebender Sang aus geliebtem Mund,
so fluestert es rings durch die Baeume
und aus des Tales off'nem Grund
begruessten mich nickende Traeume.

Da sitz' ich aufs neue und spaehe umher
und lausche hinauf und hernieder,
die holden Weisen rauschen nicht mehr,
die Traeume kehren nicht wieder

Die suessen Bilder, wie weit, wie weit!
Wie schwer der Himmel, wie truebe!
Fahr wohl, fahr wohl, du selige Zeit!
Fahrt wohl, ihr Traeume der Liebe.

Welcome to RINTELN

by Leipzig

Rinteln is situated in the Weserbergland region, half way between Hannover and Bielefeld. The town attracts visitors with beautifully restored half-timbered and Weserrenaissance buildings. Rinteln was founded around 1150 and received the city right in 1239. In the same year the city fortification was built. In 1806 Napoleon razed the walls and two years later the Westphalian King Jerôme transfered the university to Marburg.


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