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Construction started  1872
Phone  +49 921 7572816
Established  1976

Address  Richard-Wagner-Straße 48, 95444 Bayreuth, Germany
Hours  Closed now Thursday10AM–5PMFriday10AM–5PMSaturday10AM–5PMSunday10AM–5PMMondayClosedTuesday10AM–5PMWednesday10AM–5PMSuggest an edit
Burials  Richard Wagner, Cosima Wagner, Winifred Wagner, Wolfgang Wagner, Benno Walter
Similar  Richard‑Wagner‑Museum, Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Bayreuth Festival, Margravial Opera House, Eremitage

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Wahnfried was the name given by Richard Wagner to his villa in Bayreuth. The name is a German compound of Wahn (delusion, madness) and Fried(e), (peace, freedom).


The house was constructed from 1872 to 1874 under Carl Wölfel's supervision after plans from Berlin architect Wilhelm Neumann, the plans being altered according to some ideas of Wagner. The front of the house shows Wagner's motto "Hier wo mein Wähnen Frieden fand – Wahnfried – sei dieses Haus von mir benannt." ("Here where my delusions have found peace, let this place be named Wahnfried.")

The grave of Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima lies on the grounds of Wahnfried. The house has been a museum since 1976. Visitors can take a walk in the remote Hofgarten, the baroque park of Bayreuth's New Castle, to where a path directly leads.

A stylized version of Villa Wahnfried was used for the sets of Stefan Herheim's new production of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008.

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