City Tour: Richard Wagner in Zurich
On the occasion of the current "Ring performances" at the Zurich Opera House, guided tours of the famous creator of the cycle will take place.
As a political refugee, the composer Richard Wagner traveled from Dresden to Zurich. Nine extremely productive years followed in the City on the Limmat, during which he wrote a large part of his epic work, “Der Ring des Nibelungen”.
This city tour tells which places Richard Wagner particularly loved, what he had to do with the husband of Johanna Spyri, the author of “Heidi”, what role the Baur au Lac hotel played, and why both good and bad fortune awaited him at what is today the Museum Rietberg.
Enriched by facts from Richard Wagner's life, as well as impressive stories about the Zurich of yesteryear, on this city tour participants take an inspiring journey back through time.
|Price for Private Tour
|Subcharge per Additional Hour (Private Tour)
Time and Duration
Available on the Following Days
Public Tour Saturday 4pm (german):
Public Tour Sunday 11am (english):
Private tour: Possible on request
|Number of Participants
|max. 20 persons
This tour requires good physical mobility
Meeting point: Zurich, In front of main entrance Kunshaus Zurich, Moser-Bau, Heimplatz 1
Important: After 1 1/2h a valid ticket for zone 110 (short distance) is required and is not included in the price. The tour ends at the Museum Rietberg.
Contact & Starting Point