Richard Wagner Museum Tours
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The Richard Wagner Museum is located in a country manor where the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner lived for a short time, just before his death. The building, located on the southern shore of Lake Lucerne, in Tribschen, houses a variety of interesting items, including historical musical instruments and Wagner memorabilia.
Tribschen Manor was Wagner’s home between 1866 and 1872, but the building itself dates from the 15th century. It’s said that Wagner’s friends Franz Liszt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gottfried Semper, and King Ludwig II of Bavaria spent time here. Most visitors visit for a couple of hours while staying in Lucerne, but it’s also possible to stop here on a day trip from Zurich or other, more distant cities.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The museum shows both permanent and rotating exhibits.
- There is a kids’ playground located near the museum, by the shores of the lake.
- In summer, an on-site cafe sells drinks and snacks.
- The museum sometimes hosts concerts, lectures, and other events.
How to Get There
You can reach the museum on foot from central Lucerne by taking a walking trail along the lakeshore; the walk takes about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take buses number 6, 7, or 8 to Wartegg from the main train station in Lucerne.
When to Get There
The museum is open April 1–November 30, Tuesday–Sunday. It closes for a two-hour lunch break beginning at noon, so it’s best to time your visit for the morning or later in the afternoon.
Visit Meggenhorn Castle
After learning about Wagner’s working methods, head to the Meggenhorn Castle (Schloss Meggenhorn). Built in the late-19th century, the castle sits on a hill above the lake and looks like it sprang from the pages of a fairytale. Wander through the castle’s rooms to see how the local elite used to live, then spend some time in the surrounding gardens.
Address: Richard-Wagner-Weg 27, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
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Visit the most iconic museums and venues like German composer Richard Wagner’s former home from 1938, by Lake Lucerne. Guided by a local professional musician you will visit sites associated with some major figures of music and painting history in Lucerne, learning some of the notable information where other famous musicians spent time or left a mark and found inspiration to write some of their most remarkable work. Learn about Lucerne’s Culture and Congress Center (KKL) a multi-functional building with a concert hall designed by the prominent French architect Jean Nouvel, you will marvel at the exterior. Admire the exclusive art collection at Rosengard Museum with over 300 Classic, Modernist and Impressionist works of art. Round up your music experience to listen to a private chamber music concert on a 25 min. tour extension. Although music lovers will be enthralled, this walk is designed and geared for any culturally curious person.
Taking safety measures
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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