Residence of Richard Wagner and his family in Bayreuth.
Now a museum and the seat of Richard Wagner National Archives.
This is where Alma rosen meets Siegfried Soergel, the director of the archive. She is looking for the letters that Hitler wrote to the Wagner family, especially to his friend Winifred Wager, head of the Festspiele. What content do they have? Why are they still not been published? She has an horrible idea.
The grave of Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima dauther of Franz Liszt. It is situated in the garden of the Villa Wahnfried.
For Wagnerians from around the world a holy place.
Before this safe in the basement of the Villa Wahnfried Director Soergel is found dead. Murderor suicide. Here is kept the valuable original Parsifal score presumably also the mysterious Hitler letters Alma is looking for.
The New Castle
The New Castle in the Ludwigstrasse 21
The Hofgarten behind the Neues Schloss.
Alma loved to walk here.
The Festival House
Here Alma Rose first experienced a Wagner opera, Rheingold, and is impressed by the beauty of Wagner’s music. She thinks of her grandfather, who has heard the music here at the same place and must have been equally fascinated. She thinks, however, the perpetrators who killed him.
A conflickting feeling she cannot not deny: ist it allowed to enjoy music that have also enjoyed the criminals of the Third Reich at that same location?
Hotel „Goldener Anker“
In this hotel lives Alma Rosen during her stay in Bayreuth.
Hitler lived here, but also the famous writers Mark Twain and Thomas Mann.
A very popular pub dating from the 15th century.
Frequented by the famous singes and conductors during the time of the festival: Marth Mödl, Birgit Nilson, Anja silja, Joseph Keilberth, Herbert von Karajan und Hans Knappertsbusch.
The Margrave Opera House
The Margrave Opera House is one of the most magnificent Baroque theaters in Europe.
When Alma entered the opera house, she felt sent into the wonderful world of theater.
The Synagogue is right, wall to wall, built at the ancient Opera House. A beautiful symbol of the former German and Jewish coexistence, thinks Alma.
Rabbi Kohn told Alma why the Nazis, the synagogue „only“ devastated, but did not set on fire: the Opera House itself would have caught fire.
Prison of St. Georgen
Where do you find in Europe a Baroque castle transformed into a prison? Only in Bayreuth. Alma’s grandfather was captived here by the Nazis, Jews, Christians, socialists, and the famous protestant theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He died on April 9, 1945 in the concentration camp Flossenburg.
At this prison wall along the Inselstrasse Alma was running for her live, pursued by masked men with baseball bats.
Old Station of St.Georgen
The station is located directly behind the prison.
At this station is Alma Rosen looking along the railroad tracks that are now overgrown with weeds. She thinks of his grandfather. No plate commemorates the fact that from here the trains with so many innocent people went to the extermination camps, to Flossenburg, Dachau, and then to Auschwitz.
The affiliated camp Bayreuth of the concentration camp Flossenbürg.
Long it has been concealed. In the old spinning mill in Bayreuth, the Nazis had set up here an affiliated camp of the Bavarian concentration camp Flossenbürg. The son of Siegfried Wagner, Wieland Wagner, the famous grandson of Richard Wagner was Deputy Director of this camp: music, art and crime were adopted in an abstruse symbiosis. Wieland Wagner, the great post-war opera director, must have known what happened to to the prisoner, Alma thinks. He has let it happen. The historian Jörg Albrecht Bald and Jörg Skriebeleit have brought it out into the open.
The „Rotten Museum“ of the Artist Wo Sarazen in the Brandenburger Strasse 26
Alma grabs the naked fear in the damp basement corridors of the museum where all art items are to be rotten according to the philosophy of the artist.
Here resides Prof. Murphy from the United States, the Pope of genetic engineering. He is working on the `Parsifal Project`. What does it mean?