What is there to do? Which buildings, museums, monuments and other sights are worth a visit? We reveal to you here all the great things to see and experience in Bayreuth
Bayreuth: 10 Must-Sees
Markgräfliches Opernhaus (Margravial Opera House)
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit possible as part of a guided tour, duration: 45 minutes. Limited number of concerts and opera performances per year.
Neues Schloss und Hofgarten (New Palace and Court Garden)
Margravial City Residence in Bayreuth Rococo style. Complete with museums and picture gallery. Court garden with a stunning park, breathing fresh air into the city – ideal for a relaxing break!
Collection of contemporary art from Africa, with a focus on Nigeria, plus changing exhibitions.
iwalewahaus.uni-bayreuth.de (only in German)
Deutsches Freimaurermuseum (German Masonic Museum)
Liberty, equality, fraternity, tolerance, humanity! This museum houses a collection of objects, pictures and photographs that sheds light on the essence of Freemasonry. That is unique in Germany.
freimaurermuseum.de (only in German)
Richard Wagner Museum, Festspielhaus and Walk of Wagner
The museum stretches across three buildings: Haus Wahnfried, the representative villa that Wagner lived in with his family from 1874, Siegfried Wagner House and the new museum building. Guided tours of the “Festspielhaus” – September to March. “Walk of Wagner” – all year round. Exhibition “Verstummte Stimmen” (“Silenced Voices”) all year round.
Richard Wagner Museum | Bayreuther Festspielhaus |
Walk of Wagner
Urwelt-Museum (Primeval World Museum)
Information on the geological history of Upper Franconia. Great fun for kids with a dinosaur garden, dragon basement and bear cave. And with original skeletons from the Mistelgau clay pit near Bayreuth, one of the most important fossil sites in Europe!
urwelt-museum.de (only in German)
Steingraeber & Söhne
Pleasure strolls: “Eremitage” and “Wilhelminenaue”
Garden art complex of near unparalleled European standing – Ludwig II used to stay here during his visits to Bayreuth! Open all year round. The floodplain landscape of “Wilhelminenaue Park” was created for the 2016 State Garden Show, complete with lake stage and cultural kiosk.
Top excursions: “Schloss Fantaisie” and “Sanspareil”
Charming castle park and “Schloss Fantaisie” with garden art museum in Eckersdorf/Donndorf near Bayreuth. Exceptional rock garden – “Sanspareil” – with the “Morgenländisches Bau und Ruinentheater” performance venue and the “Burg Zwernitz” castle fortress in Wonsees, about half an hour’s drive west of Bayreuth.
Schloss Fantaisie | Sanspareil
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