A guided tour dedicated to the visible and invisible traces left by famous freemasons.
Bayreuth was already in the 18th century a center of Freemasonry with the, in the year 1741, from margrave Friederich founded palace lodge, one of the first masonic lodges. The co-founder of the lodge, the master builder Carl Philipp Christian von Gontard, left as visible signs of his work, the two representative palais above the palace terraces, which are known today as the Gontard houses.
Also numerous street names remind one of many other freemasons: Feustelstraße, Ellrodtweg, Fichtelstraße oder Gottfried-Semper-Weg. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart also left traces of his own in Bayreuth, through his cousin Maria Anna Thekla Mozart, who became famous as “Bäsle” through their famous correspondence. Until her death in the year 1841, the “Bäsle” lived in the house of the former Postei in the
The tour continues through the new palace, where, with the palm room, one of the first masonic temples of the continent has been preserved, the tour then continues to the German freemason museum, which can be visited after the tour is finished. In addition to buildings, street names and persons, the two-hour tour also includes looking at the origins and goals of the often as secretive looked upon freemasonry.