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Richard Wagner Museum

Richard Wagner Weg 27, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
41 (0)41 360 23 70
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Ranked #14 of 31 attractions in Lucerne
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Traveler Description: Residence of the famous composer from 1866 to 1872. Overview of his principal works and a valuable collection of historical musical instruments... more »
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This mansion is where Richard Wagner lived for several years with his wife, and inspired him to write the ring cycle - It was here that he wrote ' Siegfried' and 'Tristan and Isolde'. An inspirational location, with fantastic views across the Lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

For fans of Wagner this is the next best thing to going to Bayreuth as he spent six years here . The house , Triebschen is on the lake about a twenty minute walk from the centre of Lucerne It reminded me of Grieg's house at Troldhaugen in Norway. We just followed the lake around . The museum is well... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A medium walk from central Lucerne along a beautiful path along the lake. Wagner was a controversial character and this small but well thought out museum provides some fascinating insights in the man. This house was his home for several years. Situation on the lake, one can understand where he got the inspiration for the sets of the Ring Cycle... More

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Hong Kong, China
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18 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This lovely mansion is where Wagner has spent 6 years with his wife Cosima and his children, and it was on the stairs of this place where his famous "Siegfried's idyll", a birthday present for Cosima, was first performed. Having seen the mansion it is not difficult to understand why Wagner chose to live here - with windows overlooking the... More

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Montreux, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This splendid villa, located on a rise overlooking parkland and the serenity of Lake Lucerne, is a mecca for all classical music lovers. Wagner really did live here, and you can see not just the original scores of various operas, but also oddities such as one velvet house slipper, and Wagner's death-mask. After making the rounds, try to find the... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A wonderful way to spend an hour of your time. Step back in time and live a little like Wagner. You can experience his music, sit at his piano, watch movies or his opera. Sit outside, drink coffee and be transported back in time. Not a Wagner fan, but a Wagner Museum fan!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This lovely house overlooking the lake is in such a beautiful peaceful setting that anyone was be jealous of Wagner having been able to live here. Nowadays it is a small but very interesting museum about the composer's life. The upstairs rooms have an exhibition with information boards on the walls. A few are in English but the vast majority... More

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Plymouth, Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Late July... and during my hour at this property, there cannot have been more than eight visitors, possibly less. When I spoke to the girl on Reception, she told me that this was usual. Incredible. You do NOT need to know anything about Wagner to appreciate this visitor attraction. On the second floor, a number of audio-visual facilities enlighten the... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was a very interesting place to visit. I gained mush information about Wagner's time living in this mansion.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We greatly enjoyed out tour of the Wagner house. There is a wonderful collection of original manuscripts and you get a feel for Wagner's life style. The walk back along the lake was very pleasant. check for concerts on the grounds in the summer.

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