Bayreuth is an urban district located in the state of Bavaria (Bayern). Although first mentioned just in the year 1194, it is full of history.
Margravine Wilhelmine, sister of Frederick the Great, turned it into a scintillating center of fine art and customs some two century ago.
The town is located next to the Fichtelgebirge, the Franconian Forest and Franconian Switzerland local holiday regions. If you’re like me, looking for nature, you’ll also LOVE the baroque gardens of the Hermitage, the Fantasie Park and Palace and the Sanspareil rock garden.
Moreover, the University’s Ecological-Botanical Garden is a multicolored show of the sorts of vegetations more frequently seen on the American prairies or Europe’s heathlands.
The town’s Margravial Opera House is an extremely attractive baroque theater. It contains a number of eye-catching palaces and castles. Its Hermitage Park by way of its enthralled caverns and fountains, the Festival Hall in the midst of its highly praised acoustics and 22 interesting museums are making it a grand cultural town of the region.
The Richard Wagner Festival has dominated the artistic panorama of the town for more than 100 years.
Its Festival Hall is a precious art and is worth a visit even outside festival times. The Bayreuth Art Museum and Iwalewa Museum of African Art are full of mesmerizing shows and there are various music and drama events coming up with the highest calibre of cultural entertainment.
The Festival Hall, by way of its exceptional architecture and acoustics, is regarded among the world’s largest opera houses. Its Iwalewa House, also called as the Africa Center of Bayreuth University, is a center for learning and exploration. The Africa Center also has a museum which contains some of the valuable arts and culture from third-world countries.