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.

The audience will be drawn into the world of Jakob (Romeo) and Maria (Juliet), experiencing first-hand the childhood friendship of the two protagonists as it blossoms into true love, and then the greatest conflict a person can face: when love cannot be fulfilled.

More information about the production

Prices for 2 persons with 2 tickets and half board:

Double Room Classic
Classic: from CHF 632*
Premium: from CHF 686* (including programme)

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

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

  • Transfer to and from the Zermatterhof and Zermatt station in our horse-drawn carriage or electric bus on the day of your arrival and departure
  • Generous breakfast buffet
  • 3-course theater menu at Riffelhaus 1853
  • Mineral water and softdrinks from the minibar
  • Electric kettle, Ronnefeldt-Tea, Nespresso coffee machine and capsulesUse of the spa, i.e. unlimited access to the pool, steam bath, saunas, jacuzzi, ice grotto and gym
  • Wireless Internet in your room and in all public areas