Clear the stage for Bayreuth

Clear the stage for Bayreuth

City Trip
photo spot
Architectural Highlight
swimming possibility
Gardens and parks

The small Bavarian town on the Red Main has made a name for itself not only as a film set for Tatort or as the venue for the famous Bayreuth Festival. Bayreuth offers so many other charming attractions.

Between architectural masterpieces and Richard Wagner

Bayreuth's many destinations are well worth a visit, for even outside the Bayreuth Festival season there is much to discover in the city in Upper Franconia: starting with Bayreuth's oldest building, the Romanesque-influenced city church. The first forerunners of the town church were mentioned in documents as early as 1194, and construction of the present complex finally began in 1270. Especially recommended: A guided tour up to the former turret's flat in the bell tower. But Bayreuth has much more to offer: for example, the impressive baroque theatre of the "Margravial Opera House", which has also been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012, or the Richard Wagner Museum, which impressively shows the composer's life's work and the spirit of the 19th century.

Green park romance and golden palms

After a visit to the museum, take a relaxing stroll through the nearby Hofgarten. Strolling through "the green lung of Bayreuth" - as the park is affectionately called by the locals - was taboo for non-nobles in earlier times. You can best enjoy the romantic flair along one of the two canals: The curved bridges over the water, framed by gnarled trees and antique statues serve as a picturesque backdrop for a nice souvenir photo. The Hofgarten ends with the New Palace. Treat yourself to a guided tour of this magnificent building and let yourself be enchanted by its playful rococo splendour. The highlight of the palace tour is the famous Palm Room: in front of the elaborate walnut panelling, numerous golden palms "grow" out of the floor and reach up to the high palace ceiling.

Bathing fun and wellness oasis in the heart of the city

There are many ways to feel good in Bayreuth: The Bayreuth Stadtbad is particularly recommended for wellness. The high ceilings with round arches create a pleasant atmosphere, and the white and blue tiles also visually pick up on the focus on water. The modern facilities invite you to linger: a large swimming pool with massage jets and waterfall, a tingling whirlpool as well as a steam bath and two textile saunas make a visit an experience. You can relax even more extensively in the Bayreuth "Oasis" and choose the right wellness option for you from various Hawaiian, Indian or Tibetan massages.

Franconian beer and hearty delicacies in the traditional inn

After an eventful day in the Upper Franconian festival city, hearty meals and a proper beer tempt you at the Wirtshaus Oskar. This cosy inn has been around for 600 years. The menu offers everything the Bavarian heart desires. But vegetarians and vegans also get their money's worth here. In combination with a delicious freshly tapped beer, you can round off your excursion in a relaxed manner. Afterwards, it's only a 15-minute walk to the train station before you board the train again for your journey home.

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Altes Schloss in Bayreuth
Bayreuth City Baths
Am Jägerhaus 2
95444 Bayreuth
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Bayreuth Hbf (main station)

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