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Current information

Due to renovation work, the Margravial Opera House will be closed at the following times: 9 January to 15 February 2023 | 17 April to 21 April 2023

New from 22 April 2023: "Margravial Opera House. World Heritage & Museum"


Due to renovation and conversion work, the Oriental Building at Sanspareil will unfortunately not be accessible to visitors in 2023.

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.


 

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

New from 22 April: "Margravial Opera House. World Heritage & Museum"

Here you will find information on visiting the Margravial Opera House in 2023.


 

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
1-15 October: daily 10 am-4 pm
16 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).
Last guided tour: April-September: 5.15 pm
1-15 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


 

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

 

Sanspareil

Zwernitz Castle

Sanspareil 29, 96197 Wonsees

April-September: 9 am-6 pm
1-15 October: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 3 October)
16 October-March: closed

There are no regular guided tours of Zwernitz Castle.

Oriental Building

Due to renovation and conversion work, the Oriental Building will be closed in 2023. 360-degree shots of two rooms give you an insight into the interior of the Oriental Building (Photo: Walter Oetter).

Sanspareil Rock Garden

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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