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

The new Palace and Park

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

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Freimaurer Museum

German Freemason Museum

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

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Franz Liszt Museum Bayreuth © Lorenzo Moscia

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 to ...

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Jean Paul Museum © Jean Paul Museum

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 collections, ...

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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 into the ...

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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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Historisches Sudhaus

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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Contact

Contact

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday:
09:00 – 18:00
Saturday:
09:00 – 16:00
Sunday and Holidays:
10:00 -14:00
(May 1st  – October 31st)