National Geographic : 1937 Apr
Photograph by Gastberger INSPIRATION FOR A MUSICAL COMEDY WERE THE cWEISSES ROSSL" AND THE LITTLE SIDE-WHEELERTHAT PLIES THE ST. WOLFGANG SEE Porters and costumed summer visitors on the wharf, carved wooden balconies, steep mountains-even the lakesteamer Franz Josef-are all reproduced on the stage in the play named for this "White Horse Inn." Opening in Berlin in November, 1930, the comedy has played throughout Europe, and inthe Argentine, Australia, Palestine, and the Belgian Congo. One of the touring companies came to the Center Theatre in New York in the autumn of1936. The real village ofSt. Wolfgang perches here on a narrow strip of shore at the foot of the Schaf Berg (page 483).