With this annual musical festival, the Bavarian town of Bayreuth in Bavaria pays tribute to the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner. The world's largest Wagner Festival draws thousands of music fans every year, and the festival has been sold out since 1876. It is indeed very difficult to get tickets; demand exceeds supply, so fans must apply for a ticket - sometimes up to 10 years in advance! The application process entails submitting an order form every summer; if you don't apply every year, you are being placed at the back of the queue.
Want to get one of those hard-to-come-by tickets and enjoy some of the composer's best operas, from The Ring Cycle, to Parsifal ? Check out these tips on how to attend the festival, from joining Wagner societies, to buying last-minute tickets.