Stage set for Bayreuths museums

Guests can find out even more about historial treasures and the way of life of Upper Franconian's biggest city in numerous museums and cultural establishments.

Richard Wagner Museum Frontansicht (c) Andreas Harbach

The Richard Wagner Museum

The Richard Wagner Museum, in the house “Wahnfried, former residence of the Wagner family, was restored in 2015 and expanded with a modern addition.

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Markgräfliches Opernhaus

Margra­vial Opera House

The Margravial Opera House Bayreuth, a world heritage site since 2012, was reopened after extensive restauration in 2018 and is one of the most beautiful baroque theaters of the world.

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Neues Schloss am Hofgarten

New Palace and Park

Visiting the New Üalace from the 18th century, also known because of its adjacent romantic park, visitors experience design perfection of Margravial culture.

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Deutsches Freimaurermuseum - Freimaurerführung

German Free­mason Museum

History and nature of the freemasonry. Largest freemason library in German speaking countries and Freemason research center.

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Außenansicht Franz Liszt-Museum Bayreuth

Franz Liszt Museum

When Franz Liszt visited the Bayreuth Opera Festival in July 1886, he was already very ill. He lived in the house of the forest ranger, right next to the Villa Wahn­fried in which his daughter Cosima Wagner lived with her children. During the night from July 31st ...

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Jean Paul Museum © Jean-Paul-Museum der Stadt Bayreuth

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.

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Kunstmuseum © GMK

Museum of Art Bayreuth

The museum of Art Bayreuth was initiated by Dr. Helmut and Constanze Meyer foun­da­tion and opened in the reno­vated old baroque muni­cipal buil­ding in the heart of the historic center of the city. From an exten­sive stock of diffe­rent foun­da­tions and ...

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Historisches Museum© Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH

Histo­rical Museum

The foun­da­tion of the museum goes back to an initia­tive of history conscious citi­zens who, at the end of the 19th century rightly feared, that more and more histo­rical docu­ments would be destroyed and scat­tered. Until around 1930 most objects came as gifts ...

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Nothosaurier © Urweltmuseum

Primeval World Museum

Information about the earth history of Upper Franconia, in particular about the history of life (Paleontology), and rock foundation (Geology), as well as minerals (Mineralogy).

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Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt

Maisel’s Beer World

Over 4,500 sqm to experience Bayreuth craft brewing at its finest! Brauerei Gebr. Maisel’s historic main building is home to this 4,500 sqm gem where you can experience the world of beer – the “Bier-Erlebnis-Welt” – with all your senses as you gain insight into the ...

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More museums

For museum enthusiasts the city of Bayreuth has more museum addresses worth seeing.

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