Music tour "In the footsteps of Richard Wagner"

Journey

Travel time
6 days or upon request
Arrival information
daily
Bookable from
10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Music tourtailor-made group tour suggestionfor groups of 10 or more people
  • Statue of Richard Wagner at Liebethaler Grund

  • Richard Wagner
    Image source: Tourismusverband Franken

  • Church of Our Lady and Old Town of Dresden
    Image source: Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen mbH

  • Semper Opera House Dresden

  • St. Nicholas Church Leipzig
    Image source: Schmidt, Leipzig Tourist Service (LTS) e. V.

  • Old St. Nicholas’s School Leipzig

  • Boys Choir of the St. Thomas Church
    Image source: Dirk Brzoska, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

  • Evening in Leipzig
    Image source: Nico Bullan

What to expect

It is now over 200 years since the birth of Richard Wagner – a man who became one of the world’s greatest composers. Wagner’s compositional style represented the zenith of the Romantic Movement, and paved the way for further musical development right into the modern era.

Travel with us to the most important domains of that great composer: 
Your first step is Dresden, the birthplace of the Lohengrin opera. It was at the Saxon Court Opera that Rienzi, Tannhäuser and the Flying Dutchman had their world premieres. During the visit to Graupa and Pillnitz you will learn more about Wagner and his time spent in Dresden-area. Furthermore, you will continue to Leipzig which is the city of Wagner’s birth and cradle of his musical ambition. Your tour ends with an extended visit of Bayreuth and the Festival Theatre.

Plan with us your music tour to Dresden and retrace the life and work of Richard Wagner. Delight in visits to the Lohengrin House in Graupa, the Semper Opera House and the Church of the Cross. On a music tour to Dresden not only the music will inspire you: Discover the saxon capital and get to know the most beautiful places of the "Florence on the Elbe" on this music tour to Dresden.

It was here in Leipzig – during a performance of Beethoven’s 7th symphony – that Richard Wagner discovered his passion for music. Follow in Wagner’s footsteps on this music tour to Lepzig and visit highlights such as the building of the former school Alte Nikolaischule, which now houses a traditional restaurant. Furthermore delight on visit the famous, music related sites of Leipzig, such as the St. Thomas Church.



Contact Person

Ulrike Ehlemann

Ulrike Ehlemann

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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My tip in Leipzig: Visit one of the Wagner performances at the Leipzig Opera. We would be very happy to provide you with group tickets to make your cultural tour even more special!

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Richard Wagner"

Basic package for your music tour Richard Wagner:
6 days/5 nights

Day 1: Individual arrival to Dresden
10 silhoutte dresden mit frauenkirche web c dwtdittrich kleinAfter an individual arrival to Dresden, you will get to enjoy a music-themed walking tour to the baroque “Florence on the Elbe”. A nice dinner at a traditional restaurant will mark the end of day 1 of your music tour.

Day 2: Graupa and Pillnitz
Today you will learn more about Wagner and his time spent in the Dresden-area. First stop will be to the Richard-Wagner-sites (Lohengrin House and Hunting Lodge) in Graupa, where he stayed during summer and where he wrote the music for Lohengrin. A leisurely stroll through the gardens of Pillnitz will get you ready for the afternoon visit to the Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum. The exhibition will introduce you to the composer´s life and work, and will make the connection to Wagner. Your day will end with a boat trip along the Elbe River back to Dresden on one of the historic paddle steamers, operated by the Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt.

Day 3: Semper Opera and Leipzig
Bring your Dresden stay to a close with an exclusive guided tour at the Semper Opera Dresden, one of the most well-known opera houses in Germany. Afterwards you will continue to Leipzig, the city of music, for the next leg of your tour. A local guide will take you on a walking tour, introducing you to the city of music. A visit to the Bach museum and the Thomas Church also goes highly recommended for every Leipzig stay.

Day 4: Wagner in Leipzig
First on today´s list will be a tour to the exhibition “Young Richard Wagner, 1813 – 1834” at the Richard-Wagner-Museum Leipzig. It focuses on showcasing his younger years and the circumstances that made him who he is. Another exiting visit will be to the Mendelssohn House. The museum honours the great composer and long-term conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. An evening visit to a performance at the Leipzig Gewandhaus or Leipzig Opera can certainly be included during your stay.

Day 5: Bayreuth
bayreuther festspielhaus 2Next leg of your music tour will be Bayreuth. You will start out with a walking tour in the footsteps of Wagner. The tour will end with an extended visit at the Richard Wagner Museum, located in the composer’s former residence “Wahnfried House”. He spent his last years at this house and amongst working on other projects, finished his world famous opera cycle “Ring des Nibelungen”.

Day 6: Festspielhaus and departure
You will finish your music tour with one last highlight, a guided tour at the Festival Theatre. Located on the green hill, it was designed by the composer himself and remains one of the opera houses with the best acoustics in the world. After an eventful music tour in the footsteps of Richard Wagner, you will make your way back home.


This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next music tour which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next special interest tour.

Credits:
Skyline of Dresden © Dittrich Klein, dwt
Festival Theatre Bayreuth © AugustusTours

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Contact Person

Ulrike Ehlemann

Ulrike Ehlemann

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip in Leipzig: Visit one of the Wagner performances at the Leipzig Opera. We would be very happy to provide you with group tickets to make your cultural tour even more special!


Services

Services included

Basic package for your music tour Richard Wagner:
6 days/5 nights

  • 2 x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Dresden
  • 2 x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Leipzig
  • 1 x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Bayreuth
  • Music-themed walking tour of the baroque "Florence on the Elbe" Dresden
  • Dinner at a traditional restaurant in Dresden
  • Visit to Lohengrin House and Hunting LOdge in Graupa
  • Leisurely stroll through the gardens of Pillnitz
  • Admission to the Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Museum
  • Boat trip along the Elbe River on one of the historic paddle steamers
  • Guided tour at the well-known Semper Opera in Dresden
  • Transfer from Dresden to Leipzig
  • Sightseeing tour in Leipzig
  • Visit to the Thomas Church in Leipzig
  • Admission to the Bach Museum Leipzig
  • Visit to the exhibition "Young Richard Wagner, 1813 - 1834"
  • Admission to the Mendelssohn House
  • Evening visit to a performance at the Leipzig Gewandhaus or Leipzig Opera
  • City map of Leipzig per room 
  • City map of Dresden per room 
  • Travel documents for the tour manager/driver
  • 24-hrs AugustusTours telephone assistance during the tour

Those are suggestions for your next music tour which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next group tour.

Contact Person

Ulrike Ehlemann

Ulrike Ehlemann

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip in Leipzig: Visit one of the Wagner performances at the Leipzig Opera. We would be very happy to provide you with group tickets to make your cultural tour even more special!


Quotes

Prices for services included

This music tour to Dresden and Leipzig "In the footsteps of Richard Wagner" is characterized by its creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. The prices are based on the programme, group size and hotel class. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your music tour to Dresden or music tour to Leipzig "In the footsteps of Richard Wagner" or to other German cities . We are also happy to organize a cultural tour in different German cities for your group!

Please note:

The state capital of Dresden has passed an amendment regarding the calculation of the „Lodging Tax“, introduced 01/07/2015, effective 01/01/2016. The tax is now quoted based on the accommodation rate per person per night. The exact costs will be calculated for each tour individually, included in the offer and are to be paid on the spot. 

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