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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 #15 of 32 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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farnham
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We took the boat down the lake to visit the house, which is about a 35 minute journey (and a very pleasant one). It stops at the jetty at the bottom of a small hill front of the house and you have to walk up. The first boat left Lucerne at 10.45am so we arrived to find the Museum closed... More

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san francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Just a few minutes away from the City of Luzern, if you can imagine the perfect place to set a house, this would be it. This grand stone house, with some elements, dated back to the 15th century, but rebuilt in the 1800's, stands at the tip of a small peninsula. There are paths to walk around the property, along... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A great little museum in the villa Wagner spent part of his life. There is a small boat service from the pier outside KKL in Lucerne, and its a fab thing to use that to get to the museum and to afterwards stroll back by the lakeside paths, having first had refreshments in the cafe outside the museum. A great... More

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

But we enjoyed our walk out to the Museum. the location is very pretty, and there are benches for you to sit on, and take in the view. Also there was a stand there to grab a drink or have an ice cream. It seemed like a very Swiss thing to do on a Sunday afternoon.

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Luzern
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The area around the Richard Wagner Museum is very nice to chill in summer :) It's a nice walk from the city all along the lake to the museum. Don't take the bus :)

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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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NSW
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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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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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