The German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) arrived in Zurich in 1849 as a political refugee. The nine years he spent in the town on the river Limmat were among the most productive of his life. He gained not only great recognition as a conductor and arranged in Zürich the first ever Wagner Festival. Wagner was a prolific writer, yet most notably he worked on the Ring des Nibelungen, the „Wesendonck-Lieder“ and on Tristan und Isolde.


Most of the places where Wagner lived and worked in Zurich still exist. Most of them they are situated within a walking distance. Take a walk to the authentic locations and find out more about Wagner’s stay in Zürich.