From Zermatt with Love

Romeo and Juliet
on the Gornergrat

Romeo and Juliet, the most famous love story in the world, is set to be performed in an entirely new location: at the foot of the Matterhorn. Livia Anne Richard, author of The Matterhorn Story, which was met with great success at its 2015 premiere, drew inspiration from the Gottfried Keller novella A Village Romeo and Juliet for her retelling of the story, now set in the mountain village of Zermatt. The Freilichtspiele Zermatt performances in this unique natural setting are sure to be overflowing with emotion.

In summer 2017, the Riffelberg will be transformed into Europe’s highest open-air stage for the second time. Like its predecessor, The Matterhorn Story, Romeo and Juliet on the Gornergrat is a new, emotionally charged and gripping story set in Zermatt, which will be performed against the stunning backdrop of the Matterhorn.

From 6 July to 27 August, an open-air performance of Romeo and Juliet on the Gornergrat will be held at 7.30 p.m. every Wednesday through to Saturday, with a matinee performance on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.

Die Zuschauer tauchen ein in die Welt von Jakob («Romeo») und Maria («Julia»), erleben erst ihre kindliche Freundschaft und wie später draus die grosse Liebe wird, bis zum grössten Konflikt, in den ein Mensch geraten kann: wenn nämlich diese Liebe nicht gelebt werden kann.

More information about the production

Prices for 2 persons with 2 tickets and half board:

Double Room with Monte Rosa View
Classic: from CHF 622*
Premium: from CHF 682* (including programme)

Double Room with Matterhorn View
Classic: from CHF 660*
Premium: from CHF 720* (including programme)

Junior Suite “Matterhorn” with Matterhorn View
Classic: from CHF 770*
Premium: from CHF 830* (including programme)

* Price includes a trip with the Gornergrat railway on the day of the performance.

Online booking: Classic  /  Online booking: Premium

And which room would you like for your stay at the Gornergrat?
Each charming Alpine-style room offers views over the splendid Zermatt mountain landscape.

Also included in the price of the room with the Package «Romeo and Juliet» are:

  • Generous breakfast buffet
  • 3-course theater menu (from 5 p.m. ) in the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat
  • Cable television with some 50 channels from around the world
  • Wireless Internet in your room and in all public areas