Where Richard Wagner once lived

A summer cafe on the wonderful museum forecourt


Richard Wagner is one of the most famous composers in the history of music. For six years (1866–1872), he chose to live and work at the Tribschen Landhaus by Lake Lucerne.

The Landhaus, in which Wagner created a number of his works, is now a museum containing photographs, paintings and a valuable collection of scores and letters illustrating the life and work of the artist. The centrepiece of the collection is the Erard grand piano, on which Wagner completed «The Mastersingers of Nuremberg» and other works. Concerts featuring the piano still take place.

The museum also puts on temporary exhibitions alongside the permanent Wagner collection on display. These focus on aspects of his work and times.

Exquisite garden

A summer cafe on the wonderful museum forecourt invites visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the lake and mountains. Depending on the weather, the cafe is open from 11 a.m. between May and September.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, except Easter Monday and Whit Monday

The museum is closed in winter between 1 November and 31 March.


Location and contact

Richard Wagner Museum
Richard Wagner Weg 27
6005 Luzern
+41 (0)41 360 23 70
Location not accessible/usable