The Glass Bead Game Setting & Symbolism

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Castalia

Castalia is a region where the Glass Bead Game is played.

Order

The Order is the hierarchy of players of the Glass Bead Game.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne is where the Musical Academy of Cologne is located and is where the Glass Bead Game is supposed to have been invented.

Berolfingen

Berolfingen is a small town where Joseph Knecht attends the Latin School. It may have been the place of his birth.

Eschholz School

Eschholz is the elite school that Knecht is sent to after he graduates from the Latin school in Berolfingen. It is the largest school in Castalia.

Monteport

Monteport is the home of the Music Master where Knecht and one of his classmates spend a few days before Knecht leaves Eschholz.

Waldzell

Waldzell is the school that Knecht attends after Eschholz. It is the school that produces the best Glass Bead Game players, which is...

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