Richard Wagner Museum


Housed in the composer’s former residence in Tribschen, on the lake’s southern shore, this museum harbours historic musical instruments, including rarities such as a regal (portable organ). Take bus 6, 7 or 8 from the train station to Wartegg.

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3. Inseli

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