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The Gladiator Valerius (only in German)

It’s been some 1800 years since Valerius last had to fight for his life in the Amphitheatre. He had dreamt of a life of glory and wealth, knowing full well that only very few gladiators are able to reach such heights. As arena fighters, they live on the lowest rung of the social ladder. They are admired for their courage and fighting spirit, but are also scorned as prisoners who are forced to earn their meagre living through hard physical work in the dust of the amphitheatre. Not many manage to survive and buy their way out. Valerius has. But at what cost? On a walk through the amphitheatre, he recounts all the suffering he has seen, and all the blood he himself has spilled. He traces back the animals, fighters and friends who lost their lives in the mighty rotund arena. And he tells of the day which continues to plague him even now: The day he faced his best friend in the amphitheatre.
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Visitors will be both shocked and impressed as this captivating interactive tour immerses them in a parallel universe, an era long past, which seems so far away. But Valerius holds a mirror up to them: How much of the fighting for life and death, of the inner battle between the will to survive and morals, of the contest for power and honour continues to exist even in our modern times? And much Valerius is in each of us? You be the judge!
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April - September: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 6 p.m.
During the holiday season additionally Tuesdays, Thursdays at 6 p.m.
October: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 5 p.m.
During the holiday season additionally on Tuesdays, Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Meeting point:

75 minutes

Adults: € 18.00
Reduced*: € 15.00
Children (6 to 14 years): € 10.00
Families**: € 45.00
* pupils, students, people doing military service, severely disabled people with ID card for disabled peresons
** 2 adults + maximum 4 children aged between 6 and 14 years

Group size:
max. 40 people


We recommend this adventure tour for spectators over 10 years old.
The underground passageways are not accessible to wheelchair users.
We would like to point out that this is an outdoor event. Please adapt your clothing to the weather conditions.

We recommend to buy tickets in advance due to limited number of participants in our guided tours.


Actors (alternating):
Klaus-Michael Nix, Tim Olrik Stöneberg, Markus Friedmann, Guillaume Karl, Isaac Boateng

Written by:
Dominique Caillat

Directed by:
Gabriele Mugdan