Wahnfried was the name given by Richard Wagner to his villa in Bayreuth. The name is a German compound of Wahn (delusion, madness) and Fried(e), (peace, freedom).The house was constructed from 1872 to 1874 under Carl Wölfel's supervision after plans from Berlin architect Wilhelm Neumann, the plans being altered according to some ideas of Wagner. He and his family moved in on April 28, 1874. The Wagner family handed over the Festspielhaus and the Richard Wagner Archive to the foundation and donated Wahnfried to the town of Bayreuth. In 1976 Villa Wahnfried was rebuilt true to the original and the Richard Wagner Museum was opened.The front of the house shows Wagner's motto "Hier wo mein Wähnen Frieden fand – Wahnfried – sei dieses Haus von mir benannt." ("Here where my delusions have found peace, let this place be named Wahnfried.").The grave of Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima lies on the grounds of Wahnfried. The house has been a museum since 1976. Visitors can take a walk in the remote Hofgarten, the baroque park of Bayreuth's New Castle, to where a path directly leads.It contains:Bayreuth's Richard Wagner Memorial & The National Archive of the Richard Wagner Foundation.In The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery Grace Nakimura is directed to the museum after viewing all of the displays at the Herrenchiemsee Castle Museum by the receptionist working there in Chapter 4.Georg Immerding is the curator of the Wahenfried museum due to his obsession with the conductor.
In the game Grace can view the following displays: