Renon Summer Games

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The Renon Summer Games take place every year between the end of July and mid-August in Lengmoos am Ritten ( South Tyrol ) and are among the oldest open-air games in South Tyrol. They were founded in 1973 a . a. founded by Inga and Bruno Hosp and Peter Mitterrutzner . The focus of the Summer Games is on popular theater pieces by well-known authors, most of which are performed in dialect . The venue is the inner courtyard of the Kommende Lengmoos am Ritten, which is owned by the Ballei "An der Etsch und im Gebirge" of the Teutonic Order .


The Teutonic Order in Lengmoos (2017)

The Renon was already a popular destination for the annual summer retreat among the Bolzano citizens around 300 years ago . For their entertainment, they not only held musical evenings and shooting competitions, but also theatrical performances. This tradition was taken up again in 1973 when the journalist Inga Hosp and her husband, who later became the South Tyrolean cultural councilor Bruno Hosp , founded the Renon Summer Games together with the folk actors Peter Mitterrutzner and Sepp Frötscher.

In 2012 the Rittner Sommerspiele celebrated its 40th anniversary with the Shakespeare playWas ihr wollt ”, staged by Oliver Karbus .


The Renon Summer Games are an integral part of South Tyrolean cultural life. The stagings are taken up in all the major South Tyrolean media ( Dolomites , ff , Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung etc.); until 1999 they were regularly recorded by television stations such as BR , ORF or Rai Bozen ; a total of 22 records were made. In 2007, Rai Bozen broadcast a documentary on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Summer Games, as well as in 2012 for the 40th anniversary.


On July 25, 2019, the characteristic pear tree in the inner courtyard of the commander was damaged and bent over by a storm. The tree was located in the northeast corner of the courtyard right next to the stage and was often integrated into the set. The co-founder of the Summer Games, Inga Hosp, dedicated an obituary to the pear tree.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Entry on Inga Hosp in the Lexikon Literatur in Tirol . Retrieved December 6, 2012 .
  2. Michael Forcher , Hans Karl Peterlini : South Tyrol in the past and present . Haymon, Innsbruck 2010, ISBN 978-3-85218-636-8 , pp. 405 .
  3. ^ TV program 3sat of July 14, 2012. Accessed on December 13, 2012 .
  4. Carl von Braitenberg : 300 years of shooting range in the Oberbozner "Sommerfrisch" . Ed .: Walther Amonn . Amonn, Bozen 1968, DNB  572493118 .
  5. Entry in the South Tyrolean citizens' network. Retrieved December 7, 2012 .
  6. ^ A b Klünder, Achim: Lexicon of television games in the Google book search
  7. Report at Südtirol Today - July 22nd, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2012 .
  8. Report at Südtirol Today - July 20, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2012 .
  9. Radio and television program of the Catholic Sunday Gazette of July 8, 2007. (PDF; 106 kB) (No longer available online.) Formerly in the original ; Retrieved December 7, 2012 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  10. ^ Post "LIFE: Rittner Sommerspiele 2012" (Rai Bozen) on YouTube. Retrieved December 13, 2012 .
  11. Facebook entry for the Renon Summer Games. Retrieved July 25, 2019 .
  12. Inga Hosp: Our pear tree - No obituary In: Daily newspaper Dolomiten from July 31, 2019, p. 9.

Coordinates: 46 ° 32 '32.3 "  N , 11 ° 28' 1.9"  E