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Current information / Coronavirus

For a visit to our sights, the 2G plus rule applies, i.e. all visitors must either be

  • vaccinated against COVID-19
    (with a vaccine authorised in the EU)

  • or recovered from COVID-19.

You will need to bring appropriate proof (written or electronic) as well as a valid ID (identity card or passport).

IN ADDITION, a negative Corona test must be brought along.
Proof of a negative PCR test (maximum 48 hours old) or a rapid antigen test (maximum 24 hours old). No tests are offered, supervised or proofs issued on site!
Vaccinated persons who have additionally received a booster vaccination or have gone through a COVID-19 infection after complete immunisation (vaccination breakthrough) do not have to present a negative Corona test.
In the case of vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine Janssen from Janssen-Cilag International (Johnson & Johnson), the second vaccination is not to be regarded as a booster vaccination, but takes place as part of the basic immunisation.

Children under 14 years are exempt from the 2G plus rule. Pupils are considered tested (pupil ID required).

Visitors are required to wear FFP2 masks. Children and young people between the ages of six and 16 only need to wear a medical face mask.

Here you will find further information and FAQ.


The New Palace and the Margravial Opera House are open at present.

For the visit of the Margravial Opera House an online reservation via our reservation website is recommended due to reduced capacity (maximum 7 days in advance; booking deadline for the next day is always at 5 pm).

Reservations for groups are possible on a limited basis. Please send your requests by e-mail to Gruppenanmeldung-Opernhaus@bsv.bayern.de (Reservations are possible for a maximum of 28 people and until 31 March 2022).

The Italian Palace, the bath wing and the grotto wing in the New Palace, the Old Hermitage Palace, Zwernitz Castle and the Oriental Building at Sanspareil must unfortunately remain closed until further notice.


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

The Court Garden is open all year round.

There are no regular guided tours of the New Palace.

Guided tours for groups are currently not available.

For individual visitors, handouts in English, French, Italian, Russian and Czech are available.


 

 

Picture: Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

Opernstr. 14, 95444 Bayreuth

April-September: daily 9 am-6 pm
(Admission times: 9 am, 9.45 am, 10.30 am [engl.], 11.15 am, noon, 12.45 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.15 pm, 3 pm, 3.45 pm, 4.30 pm, 5.15 pm)
Lecture in English: daily 10.30 am

October-March: daily 10 am-4 pm
(Admission times: 10 am, 10.45 am, 11.30 am, 12.15 pm, 1 pm [engl.], 1.45 pm, 2.30 pm, 3.15 pm)

Lecture in English: daily 1 pm

The opera house may be closed temporarily due to event rehearsals. List of the current closing times

Reservations for groups are possible on a limited basis. Please send your requests by e-mail to Gruppenanmeldung-Opernhaus@bsv.bayern.de (Reservations are possible for a maximum of 28 people and until 31 March 2022).

 

 

Visiting the Margravial Opera House

The auditorium of the Margravial Opera House can be viewed from the stalls; there are fixed admission times (see above). After you have taken a seat in the stalls (two wheelchair places available), a short introductory film will be shown (German with English subtitles).

Afterwards you will learn interesting facts about the Margravial Opera House in a lecture by our staff (April-September 10.30 am and October-March 1 pm in English, otherwise in German) and you can then briefly look around in the stalls area.

Leaflets in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Czech are available for foreign-language guests.


 

Picture: Hermitage Court Garden

Hermitage Court Garden

Eremitage 4, 95448 Bayreuth

The Court Garden is open all year round.

Waterworks at Hermitage Court Garden

May to October every hour:
Bassin at the New Palace: daily 10 am-5 pm
Lower Grotto: daily 10.15 am-5.15 pm


Sanspareil Rock Garden

Sanspareil 34, 96197 Wonsees

Sanspareil Rock Garden is open all year round.


Fantaisie Palace and Park

The opening hours and much more information about Fantaisie Palace can be found at www.gartenkunst.museum.de.


 
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