One of the greatest opera composers of the 19th century, Richard Wagner visited Mariánské Lázně in 1845 together with his wife.
Right here in Mariánské Lázně were set the foundations for his famous operas: Loherngrin, Parsifal and The Masters Singers of Nuremberg.
Although Wagner was supposed to have primarily undergone medical procedures here, while having a bath he had a longing to create, and so he spent most of his time in Mariánské Lázně writing operas. He himself wrote about it: "…As soon as I got into the bath, suddenly overcome by such a longing to continue writing Lohengrin, I could not stand it any longer, and after several minutes of bathing I got up impatiently and ran like a maniac into my room to write down what was weighing on my chest."
(Quotation from the book Mariánské Lázně 106 Times, or Talking about a town which became world-famous within a hundred years)