Fußgängerzone und Flaniermeile in der Altstadt von Bayreuth

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

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Bayreuth: 10 Must-Sees

UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe: Das Markgräfliche Opernhaus in Bayreuth

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.

Das Neue Schloss in Bayreuth

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!

Sammlung afrikanischer Kunst im Iwalewahaus in Bayreuth

Iwalewa House

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)

Firmenchef Udo Schmidt-Steingraeber an einem Flügel seiner Klaviermanufaktur Steingraeber und Söhne in Bayreuth

Steingraeber & Söhne

Guided tours of this unique manufacturer and the museum, concerts in its own chamber music hall and exhibitions. And be sure not to miss: innovative culinary delights in the “eila tasting centre” located on the Steingraeberpassage.
steingraeber.de | eila-tasting-center.de (only in German)

Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt (Maisel’s Beer Experience World)

Beer seminars, beer tasting sessions, brewery museum, beer shop and catacomb tours. Great beer variety and modern, stylish gastronomy at the “Liebesbier” restaurant.
biererlebniswelt.de (only in German) | liebesbier.de (only in German)

Wasserfontäne in der Gartenanlage der Orangerie

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.

Schloss Fantaisie bei Bayreuth

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

Junge Leute sitzen auf den Steinstufen in der Sonne am Roten Main in Bayreuth

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