Wahnfried clock to help finance museum renovations

Wahnfried clock to help finance museum renovations

The costs for the entire building project amount to approximately 15 million euros. Besides the city, the federal government and the state of bavaria also support the project. In addition, wagner-enthusiastic burghers are now to contribute their share to financing the project. This approach has already worked very successfully in financing the reconstruction of the women's church in dresden and is now to be applied in bayreuth as well. "If all those involved make their contribution, a contemporary examination of the legacy of richard wagner in bayreuth can be made possible and wagner's historical sites of influence can be preserved for posterity", this is what it says in a press release of the bavarian state ministry for science, research and the arts.

With the limited edition of the wahnfried clock, the buyer not only owns a special clock, but also makes a contribution to the renovation and redesign of the wagner museum. Half of the purchase price of 299 euros goes directly to the restoration of the church. In addition, the clock is a high quality and unique memento of lasting value.

Limited to 1000 copies

The renowned german watch manufacturer pointtec, known for the brands junkers and zeppelin, is responsible for the outstanding quality "made in germany". The wahnfried watch is equipped with an automatic movement from the well-known manufacturer citizen and presents itself in a reduced design typical of the bauhaus aesthetic. The clear design of the dial shows ri chard wagner's original signature and the name of his home in bayreuth in the inscription on the facade: "here where my wahn found peace – wahnfried – this house of mine is named"." This unique collector's piece is limited to 1000 copies. The numbering is engraved in the glass floor.

The sale of the watches is intended to appeal to buyers and wagnerians worldwide. Just as the renovation of the church in bayreuth is the subject of controversial debate, the reconstruction plans for the church in dresden initially met with fierce resistance. But in saxony an unprecedented rallying movement then took off.

More than two-thirds of the building costs of the frauenkirche came from private donations or raffles. Since its consecration in october 2005, the dresden frauenkirche has become a magnet for visitors. In bayreuth, there is now also the chance to contribute to the creation of a visitor attraction through private commitment. If you are thinking about buying a new watch, you should go for the wahnfried model. The watch is also suitable as a gift in any case.

The bayreuth clock is on display at the infopoint, at the savings bank in the opera street and at the lohengrin thermal baths for interested parties to view. In the last festspiel season were already sold 50 clocks.

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