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Holidays to Bayreuth

Bayreuth, world-famous because of Richard Wagner and the Bayreuth Festival, is also one of the most beautiful cities in northern Bavaria. Charming palaces, historical parks, such as the Hermitage historical park with its interesting grottos and water fountains, the Festspielhaus with its one of a kind acoustics, as well as a choice of museums await the visitor in Bayreuth.

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Numerous music and theatre festivals bring cultural enjoyment of the highest level all year round. Visitors may relax in the town’s leisure facilities – in the Lohengrin Thermal Baths or swimming pools or in the surrounding nature.

There is also another quite different side to Bayreuth, which you may not realise. Since ancient times Bayreuth has been home to excellent beers, even back in the 19th century no less than 74 breweries existed and nowadays the reputation of Bayreuth Beer is legendary. The Maisel’s Beer Museum is one of the most comprehensive beer museums in the world, the catacombs reveal the brewing history and naturally there are beautiful beer gardens to sit in and enjoy Bayreuth’s favourite drink!

​But the true treasure of Bayreuth is indeed the Margravial Opera House, which has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 2012. It was built in the 18th century under the reign and guidance of Margravine Wilhelmine. The Margravial Opera House was also listed as one of the top 100 attractions in Germany for the first time in 2014.  The Margravial Opera House is one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe and after six years of renovation it was re-opened in April 2018.

The Prussian princess and favoured sister of Friedrich the Great, made Bayreuth a famous cultural capital. Bayreuth is seen as the gateway to the Fichtelgebirge Mountains and romantic Franconian Switzerland; Bamberg and Nuremberg are also easily reached for day trips by car from Bayreuth.

What to do

  • Margravial Opera House
  • Richard Wagner Festspielhaus (Festival Hall)
  • Hermitage (Eremitage) Old Palace and Court Garden
  • New Palace and Court Garden
  • Richard-Wagner-Museum (Haus Wahnfried)
  • Franz Liszt Museum
  • Maisel’s Beer-Adventure-World
  • Catacombs of Bayreuth

BAYREUTH TRAVEL FACTS

Arrival Airport: Nuremberg | Transfer Time from airport: 1 hour 30 mins (rail) / 1 hour (driving) | 855 km from Calais

(Information is approximate and subject to change / rail transfers are not always direct and may involve changing trains).

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