The Wagner city is perfect for a day trip at the weekend. You can find some ideas and suggestions for your stay here!
The morning: Bayreuth’s city centre
A guided city tour will provide you with an introduction to the city and its history. There is a variety of guided tours to choose from. In addition to a guided tour led by Margravine Wilhelmine herself, you can opt between cultural, musical or culinary tours. To take part in a themed tour, it is important that you register in advance with the Tourist Information Office. The meeting point for these tours is the Tourist Information Office, where you can also obtain further information.
After the guided tour, we recommend that you stop off at one of the many Franconian inns for a midday snack. Here, you are spoilt for choice. In addition to “Oskar” directly on the market square, the “Eule”, “Manns Bräu” or “Wolffenzacher” are also popular places to sample Franconian cuisine. Of course, there are other alternatives on Bayreuth’s market square, ranging from Asian to vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
The afternoon: From the opera house to the “Green Hill”
Well refreshed, your weekend excursion will now take you to the Margravial Opera House, which has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 2012. Take a guided tour and marvel at the impressive interior design of the opera house. Concerts and performances still take place regularly in Margravine Wilhelmine’s venue. It is worth attending a concert to appreciate the building’s acoustics.
More into Richard Wagner than Baroque and Rococo? Then allow us to guide you through his famous Festspielhaus (Festival Theatre) and learn about the special features of this building. Guided tours take place there daily from September to April. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the life of the Wagner family during a visit to the Richard Wagner Museum, located in the family’s former home, House Wahnfried. Afterwards, you can round off the day with an enjoyable dinner.