Layher Event Systems setting the stage for the Matterhorn

150 years ago, the Englishman Edward Whymper was the first person to reach the summit of the 4,478 metre-high Matterhorn. To mark this anniversary, the open-air theatre group Freilichtspiele Zermatt are staging “The Matterhorn Story”, the story of that initial ascent, in front of an imposing backdrop – the Matterhorn itself. That was made possible by the highest-altitude open-air theatre in Europe. To integrate Switzerland’s most famous mountain into the setting, the organizers commissioned the scaffolding company AS Gerüste AG of Zermatt with building, on the Riffelberg, a three-section stand for seating 700 people, a stage area, and two towers for lighting and sound – at an altitude of more than 2,500 metres. Building on topographically demanding terrain high up in the Alps was a challenge that the company was able to meet using Layher’s EV 86 stand system. The substructure using Allround Scaffolding equipment permitted precise height adjustment without any problem.

Layher stages and stands – The benefits to you:

  • Ready for the stage Layher Event Systems – For festivals, concerts, sporting events, for football fan zones or for theatre productions: Layher Event Systems know no limits.
  • Customised products
 – We meet your requirements. In their dimensions, features and functions, the products we make for you meet the highest standards. In the “Layher dimensions”, in metric, or matching your specific requirements.
  • A worthwhile investment – Layher Allround Scaffolding is the tried-and-tested basis for our Event Systems. Maximum investment protection and availability for purchase for decades to come are guaranteed.
  • Worldwide availability from stocks – 
Our global network of service centres ensures availability of all standard parts from stocks. One-off parts can be supplied within two to four weeks.