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Richard Wagner Monument

Am Schwanenteich

Picture of the Richard-Wagner memorial, which is a station of the Notenspur in the music city Leipzig, cultural institution
© Sepp Beck

The Richard Wagner Monument is located on the green at the Schwanenteich north of Leipzig Opera and commemorates the musician, who was born in Leipzig in 1813. He is considered the most influential composer of high romanticism.

Wagner was 17 years old when he first played his Overture in B flat major at the Comödienhaus in Leipzig during Christmas in 1830. The monument, inaugurated in January 1983, features a bronze bust of Wagner. This is a replica of the bust that the Leipzig sculptor Max Klinger (1857 - 1920) created in 1905 for the unfinished Wagner monument. You can visit the permanent exhibition "The Young Richard Wagner from 1813 to 1834" at the Old St. Nicholas School.


location Park at Goerdelerring
04109 Leipzig
The Richard Wagner monument, which is a stop on the Notenspur (music trail), can be seen on the right in the image, cultural venue
© Andreas Schmidt