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: from CHF 485*
Premium: from CHF 545* (including programme)

Double Room with a view of the Matterhorn
Classic: from CHF 525*
Premium: from CHF 585* (including programme)

Junior Suite with a view of the Matterhorn
Classic: from CHF 685*
Premium: from CHF 745* (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 Riffelhaus?
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
  • Kettle and tea selection
  • Use of the spa centre: free access to the sauna, steam bath, outdoor whirlpool and relaxation room
  • Personal care products
  • Wireless Internet in your room and in all public areas