Visitors encounter Jean Paul‘s legacy in Bayreuth in many ways. His residence in the Friederichstrasse which was also the house he died in, the grave site at the city cemetery, the center monument on the Jean Paul place, the Rollwenzelei on the way to the Eremitage and the palaces and parks which were used as the scenery in some of the most beautiful scenes in his novels. These places are connected with each other through the Jean Paul walk way. Many informative plaques along those places let the reader immerse in the life and works of Jean Paul.
Jean Paul trail
The hiking trail touches the Franconian forest and Franconian Switzerland. The trail was continued in 2012 to Sansparail and has length of 200 km.
In the Königsallee in Bayreuth, at the junction , direction Eremitage stands an old house. It is the former customs house of Colmberg also called “Chaussee- and Traiteur house”.
The Jean Paul Museum
The Jean Paul Museum was, for the 250th birthday of the great upper Franconian poet, completely new designed and in time for this anniversary (21.03.2013) reopened.
The Poet Jean Paul
Jean Paul was born in Wunsiedel on March 21th 1763 (his name was actually Johann Paul Friederich Richter). He lived and worked from 1804 until his death on November 14th 1825 in Bayreuth. Without a doubt he was one of the most significant German poets.