In only two decades, Margravine Wilhelmine of Bayreuth, the legendary sister of Frederick the Great, together with her husband Margrave Friedrich, transformed Bayreuth into a residential seat of European standing.
Well-known buildings such as the Margravial Opera House, which was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2012 (closed at the moment due to restoration), the New Palace in the Bayreuth Rococo style and the Hermitage and Sanspareil parks still bear eloquent witness of their achievement.
The New Palace is accessible for wheelchairs. You will find disabled parking places in front of the building. There are a lift and a toilet for the disabled available; wheelchairs can be hired on request.
The Opera House is accessible for wheelchairs. In the pit you will find two places reserved for wheelchair users (for the introductory film during your visit). There is a toilet for the disabled available.
To visit the Old Palace two steps are to be negotiated (for help please ring the bell marked "Kasse"). The New Palace is accessible for wheelchairs, which can also be hired on request. Most of the park is accessible for wheelchairs, with the exception of certain areas with steep paths.
The Oriental Building is accessible via the rear entrance. The Rock Garden is accessible for wheelchairs, with the exception of certain areas with steep paths. The rooms in Zwernitz Castle are accessible only via stairs.
Taking pictures of the outside of the palaces for private use does not require a permit. Photo and film shootings taken for further use as well as the flying of drones / multicopters are basically subject to approval and charges. Here you will find information on photography permits / film permits.
Free wi-fi is available at "Residenzplatz", in the entrance area of the New Palace, and in parts of the adjacent Court Garden.
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