Main information:

Information for visitors on opening hours and private tours

Current information / Coronavirus

The New Palace and the Margravial Opera House will be open again from 30 May 2020. Please take into account waiting times and restrictions such as altered routes or room closures.

The Italian Palace in the New Palace, the Old Hermitage Palace, Zwernitz Castle and the Oriental Building at Sanspareil must unfortunately remain closed. Here it would not be possible to make the partly narrow rooms accessible without endangering the health of visitors and employees.

Opening hours

Public holidays: All buildings are closed on 1 January, Shrove Tuesday and 24, 25 and 31 December.



Picture: Bayreuth New Palace

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

27.08.-13.09.2020: Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival
Information on visiting the Margravial Opera House during the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival

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

Please note: Closing times of the Margravial Opera House

The opera house may be closed temporarily due to event rehearsals.
The current closing times you will find here.

Unfortunately, no group or special tours can be booked at the Margravial Opera House.


How does the visit of the Margravial Opera House work?

In the Margravial Opera House the auditorium can be visited from the parquet floor; there are fixed admission times (see above). After you have taken a seat in the parquet of the opera house, a short introductory film will be shown (German with English subtitles). Our staff will then give you a lecture on the Opera House (April-September 10.30 am and October-March 1 pm in English, otherwise in German) and you will have a brief look around the parquet floor. Leaflets in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Czech are available for foreign-language guests.

Visiting the Opera House during the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival (27.8.-13.9.2020):
Visits are possible during preparations and rehearsals at fixed admission times. During your visit, you will receive brief information about the festival and the current rehearsal situation, supplemented by interesting facts about the opera house via audio guide (in German and English).


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 and Sanspareil 29 (Zwernitz Castle)
96197 Wonsees

Sanspareil Rock Garden is open all year round.

Fantaisie Palace

The opening hours and much more information about Fantaisie Palace can be found at

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