Richard-Strauss-Institute in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
The home of choice of a world-famous personality
In 1908, the world-famous composer Richard Strauss built a villa as a summer residence in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It soon became his “home base” from where he would go on his concert tours to the surrounding art metropolises. Many of his famous works were composed at the Villa Strauss. Until his death in 1949, the village in Upper Bavaria was considered his home. Today, the villa is privately owned by the descendants of the composer and open to the public.
If you’d like to find out more about the world-famous composer, you might want to visit the Richard-Strauss-Institute (RSI) at the “Villa Christina” in the Kurpark Partenkirchen. The international Strauss Centre houses a publicly accessible permanent exhibition, a concert hall as well as a specialised library. Music lovers will get excited: The RSI holds multiple symphony and chamber music concerts each year as well as the internationally celebrated Richard-Strauss-Festival.
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