of the building
The Richard Wagner Museum in Tribschen is situated on the premises
of the former country home of the Am Rhyn family. The patrician family
had acquired the manor in the 18th century.
The origins of the property, which is under historical monument protection,
can be traced back to the 15th century. Evidence of this fact is provided
by the basement, which dates from that period. In all likelihood,
the house was inhabited by the "Herren zu Tripschen" (the
men from Tripschen) in the late Middle Ages. This area of Lucerne
still bears their name today.
The manor's present-day external appearance can be attributed to the
year 1800. The rows of windows are typical of buildings dating from
this time period. Their axial symmetry can be traced to the building
style of the masters from the Singer family.