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“Dream Location”

Richard Wagner Museum
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$88.06*
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise
Ranked #20 of 86 things to do in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
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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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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 looking out at the mountains ringing the lake.

3  Thank John K
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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 lake, gorgeous views and nice environment.

In addition to some manuscripts, notes, programmes of performances of the Ring and his death mask, the museum also shows the piano on which the great master composed. On the upper level there were more modern audio-visual exhibits and artworks related to his music exhibited.

The museum is a short stroll from a nearby bus stop and the way is well marked. Maybe 10 minutes, maybe 15, but you wouldn't really care as the environment is so beautiful!

3  Thank Deinococc
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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 time to stroll back to the city centre following the path around the lake -- glorious on a sunny day.

2  Thank Peter C
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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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