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Information for visitors on opening hours and private tours

Current information / Coronavirus

For a visit to our sights, the 3G rule applies if the 7-day incidence determined by the competent district administration authority is above 35, i.e. all visitors must either be

  • vaccinated against Covid-19
    (with a vaccine authorised in the EU),

  • recovered from Covid-19 or

  • tested negative.
    Proof of a negative PCR test (maximum 48 hours old) or rapid antigen tests / self-tests under supervision (maximum 24 hours old) must be BROUGHT ALONG.
    No tests will be offered or proof issued on site!
    Children up to their sixth birthday, pupils who are subject to regular testing as part of their school attendance and children not yet enrolled in school are exempt from compulsory testing.

You will need to bring appropriate proof (written or electronic).

Here you will find further information and FAQ.


The New Palace and the Margravial Opera House are open at present.

An online reservation via our reservation website is possible for the visit to the Margravial Opera House (maximum 7 days in advance; booking deadline for the next day is always at 5 pm).
Reservations for groups are possible on a limited basis. Please send your requests by e-mail to Gruppenanmeldung-Opernhaus@bsv.bayern.de (Reservations are possible for a maximum of 28 people and until 31 March 2022).

The Italian Palace, the bath wing and the grotto wing in the New Palace, the Old Hermitage Palace, Zwernitz Castle and the Oriental Building at Sanspareil must unfortunately remain closed until further notice.


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 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

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

The opera house may be closed temporarily due to event rehearsals. List of the current closing times

Reservations for groups are possible on a limited basis. Please send your requests by e-mail to Gruppenanmeldung-Opernhaus@bsv.bayern.de (Reservations are possible for a maximum of 28 people and until 31 March 2022).

 

 

Visiting the Margravial Opera House

The auditorium of the Margravial Opera House can be viewed from the stalls; there are fixed admission times (see above). After you have taken a seat in the stalls (two wheelchair places available), a short introductory film will be shown (German with English subtitles).

Afterwards you will learn interesting facts about the Margravial Opera House in a lecture by our staff (April-September 10.30 am and October-March 1 pm in English, otherwise in German) and you can then briefly look around in the stalls area.

Leaflets in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Czech are available for foreign-language guests.


 

Picture: Hermitage Court Garden

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, 96197 Wonsees

Sanspareil Rock Garden is open all year round.


Fantaisie Palace and Park

The opening hours and much more information about Fantaisie Palace can be found at www.gartenkunst.museum.de.


 
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