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This was an interesting though not desperately informative visit to Wagner's house in Bayreuth (paid for by Ludwig of Bavaria), and the modern Wagner Museum. I particularly enjoyed the photographs of all those who have conducted at the Bayreuth Festival, paralleling the photographs allegedly along...More
As far as composers' homes go this is a must see. There is so much there from all periods of Wagner's life and there are also costumes and instruments from earlier festivals in the new sub ground gallery. Clothes too worn by Richard and Cosima...More
The museum isn’t leveraging on its potential in terms of using interactive media. There are audio guides and VR but the technology isn’t up to the marks and much of it couldn’t be used.
Good though about Wagner’s philosophy but on the other hand that...More
You can’t visit Bayreuth without paying homage to Wagner. A fascinating museum even if, like us, you are not fond of his music. The museum does not paper over his anti-Sémitism or the Nazi cult of Wagner.
We first visited Wahnfried in 2013 when there were massive renovations going on. All is now complete and what a wonderful place it is!! A must for all you Wagnerians!! The house and museum are stunning! Take a stroll in the garden and then through...More
Last time we visited the house was about to be closed to refurbish the museum. What they have now done is to strip the old artifacts out of the house and to restore it to what it might have looked like if the Wagners had...More