Expe­ri­ence Bayreuth

Außenansicht Opernhaus

Our neigh­bour: the UNESCO World Cultural Heri­tage Site, the Margra­vial Opera House in Bayreuth

In 1744, the foun­da­tion stone was laid for one of the most impres­sive court thea­tres of the 18th century. Margra­vine Wilhel­mine of Bran­den­burg-Bayreuth was the driving force behind it. Her aim was to bring festival and musical culture to Bayreuth. Since 2012, the opera house has been listed as a UNESCO World Heri­tage Site and astounds several thousand visi­tors every year.

Opera house
Festspielhaus

The Bayreuth Festival and Richard Wagner

Since 1876, with the start of the first Richard Wagner Festival, summer in Bayreuth has been strongly shaped by Wagner’s music. The extra­or­di­nary festival theatre not only convinces with its impo­sing appearance, but also with its very special acoustics. Due to its special design, this opera house is consi­dered to be one of the venues with the best acoustics world­wide.

Büste Franz Liszt

FRANZ LISZT: Bayreuth as a meeting place for great artists

Even long after the death of the great conductor and composer, traces of his life can still be found in Bayreuth. In 1993, the house where he died was trans­formed into a museum dedi­cated to his life and work. In addi­tion, concerts still take place using the original Liszt grand piano.

Villa Wahn­fried

A few minutes’ walk from the hotel takes you to Villa Wahn­fried. The very exten­sive and lovingly prepared exhi­bi­tion shows an incredible wealth of detail, featuring objects from Richard Wagner’s life and work in Bayreuth. Visi­tors can also find fasci­na­ting back­ground infor­ma­tion on Wagner and the festival.

Hermi­tage

With the conver­sion of the palace and park, Margra­vine Wilhel­mine created her very own refuge. When she received the grounds as a gift from her husband in 1735, she conti­nued to plan further measures to trans­form the place into some­thing very special. She gave her imagi­na­tion free rein,
crea­ting impres­sive water features and colourful flower­beds. To this day, the foun­tains and the flowery meadows invite you to take a summer stroll.

Some­time or other we will all be sitting toge­ther in Bayreuth and asking ourselves how we were able to bear being anywhere else.

Fried­rich Nietz­sche