A Franconian World Cultural Heritage
The so-called "Eremitage", just outside Bayreuth, ranks as one of the most important parks of the 18th century and will enthuse you with its Baroque design and the water games and trick fountains.
Bayreuth's UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Margravial Opera House is the only surviving original Baroque theater in Europe and is located at the heart of the town.
The Neue Schloss (New Castle) with its Hofgarten (Court Gardens) are just a stone's throw away and great for a discovery tour. On a visit of the living spaces and the grand reception areas of the castle, which once was the Margrave's residence, decors made of mirror shards, stucco and floral spandrels bring the unique Bayreuth Rococo style back to live.
Bayreuth – Richard Wagner town
Bayreuth is closely linked to the name of Richard Wagner and his life and works. The Richard Wagner Opera Festival, staged in the "Festival Hall on the green hill", which was built from 1872 to 1875 specifically and exclusively for Wagner's compositions, attracts a top-class audience every year – international Wagner lovers as well as Germany's political elite enjoy Wagner's world-renowned operas here.
Richard Wagner's former home Haus Wahnfried next to the Court Gardens, were he lived and worked for many years, has been home to the Richard-Wagner-Museum since 1972.
The Eremitage – Bayreuths Baroque gem
The Eremitage Park was Markgrave Friedrich's birthday present to his wife Wilhelmine in 1735. Margrave Wilhelmine attracted a lot of attention at other courts when she made arrangements for various renovation and conversion works at the park showing a lot of expertise in landscape gardening. Wilhelmine integrated several elements of the English style of landscape gardening but also valued traditional Baroque elements. Arcades, hedged quarters and water games and fountains as well as some artificial ruins are some of the characteristic elements of the park. That's why Bayreuth's Eremitage enjoys reputation as a perfect example of 18th century landscape gardening.
Exceptional buildings, gardens & UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Bayreuth is home to the Margraves Opera House, ranking as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, as well as additional Baroque highlights like Neues Schloss, Hofgarten and Eremitage. All of them are worth a visit – inquire about infos and guided tours at the Liebesbier reception.
An annual cultural highlight:
The Wagner Festival
For the time of the festival, Wagner fans and political elite meet at Bayreuth's so-called "Green Hill" to enjoy live performances of Wagner's operas like The Rhine Gold, The Ring ofthe Niberlung, Parsifal or Tannhäuser in the Festival Hall famed for its unique acoustics.
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Liebesbier Restaurant & Bar and our Urban Art Hotel
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At our modern Smart Hotel every room has its own unique street artwork, created and designed by international artists exclusively for our Liebesbier Urban Art Hotel.
Our recommendation: Bayreuth guided tours by Maisel & Friends
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