Discover Bayreuth

Bayreuth is a city that has historically grown as a Margravial Residence and is in the meantime world famous because of the Richard Wagner Festival. It is the largest city in Upper Franconia. Today, it is a modern Economic, Congress and University City that is on it´s way to becoming a High-Tech Centre of the region. Bayreuth’s places of interest, the museums and its diversity of cultural offers promises exciting days throughout the year.

The town is best known for its association with the composer  Richard Wagner, who lived in Bayreuth from 1872 until his death in 1883. Wagner's villa,  "Wahnfried", was constructed in Bayreuth under the sponsorship of King Ludwig II of bavaria, and was converted after World War II into a Wagner Museum. In the northern part of Bayreuth is the Festival Hall, an Opera House specially constructed for and exclusively devoted to the performance of Wagner's  operas. The premieres of the final two works of Wagner's Ring Cycle ( "Siegfried"  and  "Götterdämmerung"); the cycle as a whole; and of  Parsifal took place here.

Bayreuth has the most beautiful preserved Baroque Theatre in Europe with the Margravial Opera House. It is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 2012.

We look forward to welcome you here in Akzent Grunau Hotel.