8th to 12th January, 2015 - Bayreuth, Germany

Striking out on your own:
points of interest

1. Bayreuth Court GardenHofgarten_bearb

Ludwigstraße 21
95444 Bayreuth

The garden had been margravial property since the end of the 16th century. After the New Palace was built, it was redesigned and extended by avenues, hedge gardens, pergolas and parterres. The central axis was a canal with a right-angled bend and four islands. At the end of the 18th century, the court garden was transformed into an English-style park with winding paths and natural stands of trees. (Bavarian Palace Department)

 

Opening hours
Open all year round

Admission charge
Admission free

Travel infos
From the university:

  • Bus 306 (city bus) -->  Bayreuth Roter Hügel
    station: Bayreuth Stadthalle + approximately 200m by foot
    (appr. 15 minutes travel time)

Or:

  • Bus 306 (city bus) --> Bayreuth ZOH
    station: Bayreuth ZOH + approximately 600m by foot
    (appr. 20 minutes travel time)

 

 

 

2. Hermitage Court GardenEremitage

Eremitage 4
95448 Bayreuth

The New Palace with the upper grotto, the lower grotto, the Margrave's Hermitage, the "Ruined Theatre" and other small buildings are the dominant features of the Hermitage. Although traditional baroque elements can be found, it is not a typical baroque garden: the complex is not dominated by a main axis and the individual garden sections are more independent from one another than was usual in the high baroque era.

Eremitage3

At the end of the 18th century, the Hermitage Court Garden was transformed into a landscape garden, which included replacing the boskets with natural stands of trees and meadows. Over the last 30 years, individual sections of the park which disappeared in the 19th century have been reconstructed. (Bavarian Palace Department)

Site map
Plan of the Hermitage Court Garden

 

Opening hours
Open all year round

Admission charge
Admission free

Travel infos
From the university:

  • Bus 306 (city bus) --> Bayreuth ZOH
    station: Bayreuth ZOH

Change here to:

  • Bus 302 (city bus) --> Sankt Johannis/BT
    station: Eremitage + approximately 500m by foot
    (appr. 35 minutes travel time)

Or:

  • Bus 303 (city bus) --> Seulbitz Alm
    station: Sankt Johannis/BT Ochsenhut + approximately 600m by foot
    (appr. 40 minutes travel time)

 

 

 

3. Fantaisie Palace ParkFantaisie_bearb

Bayreuther Straße 2
95488 Eckersdorf/Donndorf

The summer seat of Duchess Elisabeth Friederike Sophie von Württemberg (1732-1780) is a masterpiece of garden design which combines various styles: the rococo style, the sentimental landscape style and the mixed style of the 19th century. (Bavarian Palace Department)

Site map
Plan of the Park Fantaisie

Fantaisie2

Opening hours
Open all year round

Admission charge
Admission free

Travel infos
From the university:

  • Bus 304 or 306 (city bus) --> Bayreuth ZOH
    station: Bayreuth ZOH

Change here to:

  • Bus 375 or 373 (intercity bus) --> Eckersdorf/BT Bruck
    station: Donndorf Hotel Fantaisie + approximately 100m by foot
    (appr. 40 minutes travel time)

 

For more information: Bavarian Palace Department

 

 

 

4. Urwelt-Museum OberfrankenUrweltmuseum

Kanzleistraße 1
95444 Bayreuth

Site map
Flyer (english)

Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Admission charge
3.50 €

Travel infos
From the university:

  • Bus 306 (city bus) --> Bayreuth Roter Hügel
    station: Bayreuth Sternplatz +
    approximately 100m by foot
    (appr. 10 minutes travel time)
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