The Grave of Richard Wagner

I recently visited the grave of Richard Wagner behind the Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, Germany and thought I would share the photos I took while there.  The grave itself is not very remarkable and the only way you know it is is his is because there are signs pointing to it.  There is no marking on the grave itself saying it is where Wagner and his wife are buried.  There is an outstanding site with a wealth of information on the composer at the Richard Wagner Archive.

The grave where Wagner and his wife Cosima are buried.


His dogs grave, it is about 5 feet from his. The dog accompanies him even in death.

The gravestone for the dog says Here rests and guards Wagner’s Russ.  Russ was the name of his dog.

Wganer's wife's dog