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General information for visitors

Opera House closed at the moment · Reopening in April 2018

The Bavarian Palace Department is currently comprehensively restoring the Margravial Opera House. Therefore the Opera House is closed at the moment. The festive reopening will take place on 12 April 2018.

More information about the programme accompanying the festive reopening

The Margravial Opera House will be open again to the public from 17 April 2018.
There will be no guided tours of the opera house but multimedia shows at fixed times (every 45 minutes). Visitors will be able to look round the opera house on their own afterwards until the next show.


 

Picture: Margravine Wilhelmine

»The world of Wilhelmine«

 

Welcome to the Margravine's palaces and gardens

 

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.


 

Picture: Vase, Meißen around 1878

Information for visitors with reduced mobility

New Palace

Accessible for wheelchairs; disabled parking places in front of the building; lift and toilet for the disabled available; wheelchairs can be hired on request

Margravial Opera House

The Bavarian Palace Department is currently comprehensively restoring the Margravial Opera House. Therefore the Opera House is closed at the moment.

Hermitage

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.

Sanspareil Rock Garden/ Oriental Building/ Zwernitz Castle

Oriental Building accessible via the rear entrance; Rock Garden accessible for wheelchairs, with the exception of certain areas with steep paths; rooms in Zwernitz Castle only accessible via steps.


Plans of the palaces and gardens

New Palace and Court Garden Bayreuth
Hermitage
Sanspareil Rock Garden with Oriental Building and Zwernitz Castle


Photography and filming

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.


Wi-fi

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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