In the summer of 1846, opera history was written in the village of Graupa near Dresden. Richard Wagner, Kapellmeister at the Royal Court Theater in Dresden, today's Semperoper, took a three-month summer vacation to Graupa.
Here Wagner's childhood, school days and education in Leipzig and Dresden are documented as „Saxon“ life stages. Furthermore, his time at the Dresden Court Opera is illuminated.
The festive hall in the Graupa hunting lodge offers the perfect setting for your romantic marriage ceremony, wedding reception or celebrations of all kinds.
The Richard Wagner Sites Graupa are regular organizers of musical events. Stay up to date and find out about planned events here.
Richard Wagner was a firebrand. A revolutionary in music who actually wanted to revolutionize all of humanity. And a blessed sound magician. His music captivates the senses, even when expressing the most complicated thoughts and the most subtle psychology. Generations of musicians have drawn from Wagner's inventions. Today's film music would be unthinkable without them.
Wagner's ideas and his character move people's minds to this day – perhaps precisely because he has the brilliant next to the controversial. Discover with us the cosmos of this unique artist from Saxony.
In our museum, Wagner's time in Saxony, his childhood, youth and school days, his friends and stages of life as well as the impact of his work up to the present day are illuminated. In addition, the hunting lodge can be rented for weddings and celebrations.