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“Interesting collection of Wagner memorabilia”

Richard Wagner Museum
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Lucerne Day Trip from Zurich Including Lake Lucerne Cruise
Ranked #20 of 79 things to do in Lucerne
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Esher, England
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Interesting collection of Wagner memorabilia”
Reviewed 1 September 2012

The house where Wagner lived for 6 years and composed some of his most memorable works, including the Siegfried Idyll, first performed on the staircase of the house as Cosima Wagner's surprise birthday present.

Visited September 2012
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Hereford, UK
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“Siegfried's Idyll Indeed”
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Let's face it, you'll know if you want to look round one of the houses where Wagner lived. Getting to walk up 'that' staircase will either be a must do or have no interest whatsoever. This review will have no impact on your decision.
That said, Tribschen is worth the trip. A beautifully maintained building with helpful staff.
During our visit there were two exhibitions running.
Most of the written material is in German but there are two longish DVD presentations running in English (a life of Wagner from the BBC and a 'making of' the Chereau Ring).
The museum is in a beautiful location too: it's an easy 25min stroll from the town centre (just make sure you go behind the yacht club when you reach it and up the hill, do not be fooled by what seems the obvious way along the front!) or there is a lovely old boat service that that stops directly outside.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Interesting small museum”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Spent an interesting couple of hours touring the museum and grounds. Interesting (and commendable) that they include clips from movies of Wagner's life that reveal his egotism as well as his talent. I felt I gained a better appreciation of how he lived here and what he accomplished in this place.

Visited June 2011
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Vancouver
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“A Must-see for Wagnerians”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

A charming house on the lake, this museum not only has some of Wagner's personal possessions (such as his piano), but provides much historical info about the composer and gives an opportunity to listen to much of his music.

Visited September 2011
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Edinburgh
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“Historical music”
Reviewed 2 October 2010

A little old fashioned museum but with an outstanding collection of Wagner's memorablia. Good walk along Lakeside from Rail Station but worth the effort.
The home where Wagner actually lived for six years.

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