Main information:

Information for visitors on opening hours and private tours

Current information

COVID-19: Visitors must wear at least a medical mask during the guided tour of the Italian Palace in the New Palace.
Otherwise, there is currently no obligation to wear a mask in our properties in Bayreuth. However, we recommend wearing an FFP2 mask or at least a medical mask.


In the Hermitage Old Palace only the grotto (with a demonstration of the waterworks), the inner courtyard and the Marble Hall can be visited (max. 25 people). The rooms of Margravine Wilhelmine and Margrave Friedrich are unfortunately not accessible at present.

We ask for your understanding for the restrictions.


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 state rooms of the New Palace.

Guided tours for small groups (max. 15 people) are available on request.

For individual visitors, handouts in English, French, Italian, Russian and Czech are available (with costs).

Italian Palace

The Italian Palace can only be visited with a guided tour (every 30 minutes; duration: approx. 30 minutes, in German only, maximum 10 people).
Registration recommended: Telephone +49 921 75969-21
April-September: from 9.15 am (last guided tour 5.15 pm)
October-March: from 10.15 am (last guided tour 3.15 pm)

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 50 people and until 30 December 2022). We ask you to be there 30 minutes before the reserved time.

 

 

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 New Palace, Temple of the Sun

Hermitage and Court Garden

Eremitage 4, 95448 Bayreuth

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

The Court Garden is open all year round.

The Old Palace can only be visited with a guided tour (tours in German every 45 minutes, duration approx. 30 minutes).
Currently, only the grotto (with a demonstration of the water games from May), the inner courtyard and the Marble Hall can be visited (max. 25 people). The rooms of Margravine Wilhelmine and Margrave Friedrich are unfortunately not accessible at present.
Last guided tour: April-September: 5.15 pm
1-16 October: 3.15 pm

It is possible to book guided tours for groups in the following languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Czech (contact).

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

Waterworks from May to mid-October every hour:
Bassin at the New Palace 12 pm-5 pm · Lower Grotto 12.15 pm-5.15 pm


Sanspareil Rock Garden / Oriental Building / Zwernitz Castle

 

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

Sanspareil 34 and Sanspareil 29 (Zwernitz Castle)
96197 Wonsees

Oriental Building and Zwernitz Castle:
April-September: 9 am-6 pm
1-16 October: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 3 October)
17 October-March: closed

The Oriental Building can only be visited with a guided tour (tours in German every 45 minutes, duration approx. 30 minutes).
Last guided tour: April-September: 5.15 pm
1-16 October: 3.15 pm

There are no regular guided tours of Zwernitz Castle. The tower of Zwernitz Castle is closed until further notice.

Sanspareil Rock Garden is open all year round.


Fantaisie Palace

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


 
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