The castle. Picture Nova Fundaziun Origen, Riom.

Parzival on the Julier Pass

The legend of knight Parzival is one of the most beautiful epics in European literature. In the theatre tower (Theaterturm) on the Julier Pass, there is no knight’s spectacle around King Arthur’s Round Table and no Wagnerian view of the world either.

The story is told again. It is about the experiences and life story of a lonely man who goes in search of the meaning of life and finally ends up in front of a castle, where he stays for the rest of his life. The counterpart of this version of Parzival is about his father Gahmuret, who only wants to accumulate heroic deeds, marriages and fame. He always goes further and finds no peace.

Performances Parzival: 31 January, 7, 8, 20, 23, 29 February, 7 March, Theaterturm on the Julier Pass. Performances Gahmuret in Riom, Clavadeira: 6, 9, 21, 22, 5 February, 8 March. (Source and further information: