Main information:

Information for visitors on opening hours and private tours

Opening hours

 

Picture: Bayreuth New Palace

Public holidays: All buildings are closed on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday and 24, 25 and 31 December.

Bayreuth New Palace and Court Garden
Ludwigstr. 21, 95444 Bayreuth

April-September: daily 9 am-6 pm
October-March: daily 10 am-4 pm

In the New Palace visitors can go around on their own.

There are guided tours (in German) of the Italian Palace every half-hour.
last guided tour: April-September: 5.15 pm
1.-15. October: 3.15 pm

The Court Garden is open all year round.

 

 

Picture: Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
Opernstr. 14, 95444 Bayreuth

April-September: daily 9 am-6 pm
October-March: daily 10 am-4 pm
(last entry 45 mins before closing time)

Please note that the opera house may be closed temporarily due to event rehearsals.
All closing times you will find here.

The Opera House has fixed admission times (every 45 minutes). After you have taken your seat, a short introductory film will be shown (German with English subtitles). Our staff will then give you a lecture on the opera house (in German), where you will learn interesting facts. Leaflets in English, French, Italian and Czech are available for foreign-language guests.

 

Picture: Hermitage New Palace, Temple of the Sun

Hermitage and Court Garden
Eremitage 4, 95448 Bayreuth

Hermitage Old Palace:
April-September: daily 9 am-6 pm
1-15 October: daily 10 am-4 pm
16 October-March: closed

There are guided tours (in German) of the Old Palace every 45 minutes.

Last guided tour: April-September: 5.15 pm
1.-15. October: 3.15 pm

The Court Garden is open all year round.

Waterworks from May to mid-October every hour:
Bassin at the New Palace 10 am-6 pm
Lower Grotto 10.15 am-5.15 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the persistent drought and the resulting lack of water, which have determined this summer, the water games in the Hermitage Court Garden can unfortunately only run to a limited extent until further notice (Bassin at the New Palace 12 pm-4 pm, Lower Grotto 12.15 pm-4.15 pm). The operation of the Inner Grotto of the Old Palace is also limited at present. We ask for your understanding for the restrictions.

 

 

Picture: Beech tree in the inner courtyard of the Oriental Building

Sanspareil Rock Garden / Oriental Building / Zwernitz Castle
Sanspareil 34 and Sanspareil 29 (Zwernitz Castle)
96197 Wonsees

Oriental Building and Zwernitz Castle:
April-September: 9 am-6 pm
1-15 October: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays
16 October-March: closed

There are guided tours (in German; ca. 30mins) of the Oriental Building at Sanspareil every 45 minutes.
last guided tour: April-September: 5.15 pm
1.-15. October: 3.15 pm

The Rock Garden is open all year round.

 

Fantaisie Palace
(opening times on www.gartenkunst.museum.de)

Private tours

It is possible to book private tours for groups, also of the court gardens. Please contact our administrative office at Bayreuth (Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Bayreuth-Eremitage).

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