Those waiting in front of the children`s ward couldn`t believe their eyes. Without warning and
with no stage or circus tent a clown appears on the corridor. Children`s eyes look at him and
their faces start to glow with excitement and are now completely ready to be transported
from the hospital and its boring and painful routine into his magic world.
Who can better than a clown reach children`s hearts in this grown-up world which seems to consist of endless waiting, bureaucracy and threatening quietness? His naive and straightforward nature is so near to that of a child that the child can recognize itself and feels happy with the clown.
When Klaus Renzel appears as a hospital clown he often has the feeling that he frees the child of its fears and with it though shared enjoyment make the child take things a bit easier. The parents of the children laugh too, enjoy themselves, even take part in the games, and a heartfelt "thank you" is the applause on this very personal and intimate stage between the child, parents and clown.
"When I depart from the university hospital I leave behind me joy and a zest for living, and take home with me the feeling that I have been able to give the children confidence and courage..."