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Bayreuth

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Bayreuth is a festival city in Upper Franconia (Oberfranken) a region of Bavaria, Germany. It is best known for being home to the famous classical musician Richard Wagner and for hosting the Festspiele.

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Get in

By train

Frequent train services connect Bayreuth to other regions of Franconia and Northern Bavaria. Regular services exist seven days a week to and from

  • Nuremberg
    • Regional-Express (RE) trains once an hour (66 minutes travel time)
    • As a stop on the Interregio-Express (IRE) service between Nuremberg and Dresden (49 minutes from Nuremberg, 3.5 hours from Dresden)
  • Würzburg
    • Direct RE trains every two hours (2.5 hours)
    • Otherwise a change in Nuremberg or Lichtenfels is necessary
  • Dresden - With the IRE in 3.5 hours
  • Bamberg - 1.5 hours by RE, sometimes a change in Lichtenfels is necessary

The Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is located approximately 1 km north of the city center, easily accessed by foot. Several buses also run from the train station to the central bus station in the town center (Lines 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, and 13).

By car

Bayreuth is easily accessible on the autobahn A9, approximately 70 km north of Nuremberg and 40 km south of Hof.

By plane

The nearest airport with regular commercial service is located in Nuremberg.

Get around

See

  • Bayreuth Hermitage (Altes Schloss Ermitage), Eremitage Haus Nr. 1, (09 21) 7 59 69-37. On the edge of the city there is an old hunting hermitage with a small castle and lush maze gardens. Very pleasant.

Do

Drink some of the local wheat beer - Hefeweizen - it is perhaps the best sipping beer in the world.

When traveling in summer, make sure not to miss the beautiful Theta beergarden. It is located in the hills above Bayreuth and it's hard to get there. But even taking a taxi would be worth it. For active people it is possible to do a very nice hike here from the Festspielhaus


Nightlife is not the thing Bayreuth is famous for. A really good place for concerts and parties is the Glashaus on the university campus.

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