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Seven rare tickets to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Includes one ticket for the wrestling event at the Deutschlandhalle on 9. August; one ticket for the gymnastics competition at the ‘Dietrich Eckhart Open Air Theater’ (now Waldbuhne) on 11. August; one ticket for the swimming competition on 11. August; one ticket for the rowing competition on 1. August; one ticket for the Handball competition on 14. August at the Olympia stadium; one ticket for the men’s individual road race cycling event over 100 km. The race was on a course that covered 100 kilometers, starting and finishing at the North Curve of the Avus motor racing circuit.

The final ticket and event program is for a rather bizarre event, The ‘Frankenburger Wurfelspiel’ (Frankenburg Dice Game), a Thingspiel (a Nazi-era multi-disciplinary open-air drama) by Eberhard Wolfgang Moller based on the historical event of the same name in Frankenburg am Hausruck, Upper Austria. It received its premiere in Berlin in association with the 1936 Summer Olympics and the inauguration of the Dietrich-Eckart-Buhne, the Berlin Thingstatte which is now the Waldbuhne (Forest Stage), and was the most successful Thingspiel. The last item is a program for the musical drama ‘Herakles’ by Georg Friedrich Handel performed at the Dietrich-Eckart stage during the Olympics. Nine pieces.