Stage for Soulfulness

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Bayreuth is the City of grand stages

Since 1872 Bayreuth has gained an international reputation as the Festival City. Every year during the months of July and August an international audience flocks into the city and the Festival Opera House on the green hill. The City has much more to offer than the Richard Wager Festival and is a crowd favorite all year around. Take a look and see what makes Bayreuth so special.

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Bayreuth's Highlights

From high-culture to subculture and from elite-sports to international congresses Bayreuth offers activities and events for everybody. But you definitely shouldn’t miss these highlight events.

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Digital city tour via mobile phone app

With the new Future History city tour app, Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH offers all guests and locals the opportunity to discover Bayreuth from completely different perspectives.

Bayreuth in the spotlight

Bayreuth as you haven’t seen it before. Raise the curtain and showtime: This is Bayreuth.


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Our Top 5 touristic Sights

In Bayreuth you don’t have to look long for touristic attractions. These are our top 5.

Sehenswürdigkeiten Bayreuth – Opernhaus The Margravial Opera House Bayreuth, a world heritage site since 2012, was reopened after extensive restauration in 2018 and is one of the most beautiful baroque theaters of the world. UNESCO world heritage Margravial Opera House To the Margravial Opera House Sehenswürdigkeiten Bayreuth – Festspielhaus The 19th century Festival Opera House of Richard Wagner is one of the largest opera houses in the world and known for its one of a kind acoustics. The Festival Opera House To the Bayreuth Opera Festival Sehenswürdigkeiten Bayreuth – Eremitage At the doors of Bayreuth is the “Eremitage”, with historical parks from the 18th century, the old palace with fountains and water attractions and the orangery. Hermitage To the Hermitage Sehenswürdigkeiten Bayreuth – Neues Schloss Visiting the new palace from the 18th century, also known because of its adjacent romantic park, visitors experience design perfection of Margravial culture. The New Palace and Park To the New Palace and Park Sehenswürdigkeiten Bayreuth – Richard Wagner Museum The Richard Wagner Museum, in the house “Wahnfried”, former residence of the Wagner family, was restored in 2015 and expanded with a modern addition. The Richard Wagner Museum To the Richard Wagner Museum Sehenswürdigkeiten Bayreuth – Natur & Erholung Bayreuth does not end at the city limits, but shines with its surrounding countryside. If you want to be active, you will find a huge range of leisure activities right on your doorstep, for which others travel from far away: 100 climbing rocks, mountain bike trails, canoe routes, countless walking and skating routes, many facets of winter sports, golf courses and, of course, 4000 km of hiking trails and cross-country skiing tracks. Nature and recreation - right on the doorstep To the Bayreuth Tourism Sehenswürdigkeiten Bayreuth – Region für Genießer just as outstanding is the number of breweries, butchers, bakeries and gastronomic options. If you don't know where to go in this region of gourmets, it's your own fault. A region for gourmets To the Bayreuth Tourism


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