City Tour: Richard Wagner in Zurich

Tracing the footsteps of Richard Wagner, participants discover the Zurich that inspired the famous composer to write his outstanding works.

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.


Public Tour
Private Tour
German, English


Price Adult CHF 25.00
Price for Private Tour CHF 350.00

Time and Duration

Available on the Following Days

  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su
Start Time

Public Tour Saturday 4pm:

  • 24.09.2022, 01.10.2022, 08.10.2022, 15.10.2022
  • 04.03.2023, 11.03.2023, 18.03.2023, 25.03.2023 04.11.2023, 11.11.2023, 18.11.2023, 25.11.2023, 02.12.2023

Private tour: Possible on request


2 h

Number of Participants max. 20 persons (or depending on federal ordinance)

Contact & Starting Point

Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
8001  Zürich