Bayreuth and Surroundings

The former Margravial residence is today world famous for the annual Richard Wagner Festival. The largest city in Upper Franconia is a modern university, congress and conference town, has a strong economy and is well on its way to becoming the high-tech centre of the region.

Bayreuth´s Margravial Opera House is the most beautiful baroque theatre in Europe and was appointed  as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2012. Visitors are treated to fascinating palaces, the historic gardens of the Eremitage with its mysterious caves and water fountains, the Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus with its unique acoustics and more than 20 interesting museums. Bayreuth is the gateway to the tourist regions Fichtelgebirge and the romantic Fränkische Schweiz.

Read more about sights and history at the

-> Tourist Information Bayreuth




University of Bayreuth

The University of Bayreuth is a dynamic campus university with a focus on academic research. The University has a track-record of excellence. It offers students from Germany and abroad an ideal atmosphere for specialisation and is highly attractive for researchers from all over the world.

-> Presentation of the University of Bayreuth (at "Study in Bavaria")
-> Sitemap of the Campus of the University of Bayreuth

City of Bayreuth from above
Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
Traffic-free marketplace
Park Eremitage

last modified 2014-05-12