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Oriental Building at Sanspareil

Due to renovation and conversion work, the Oriental Building at Sanspareil will unfortunately not be accessible to visitors in 2024 and 2025.


Margravial Opera House: World Heritage & Museum

Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival (5-15 September 2024)

Festival website: www.bayreuthbaroque.de

In preparation for the festival, the historically recreated scenery on the stage of the opera house has to be dismantled and will therefore not be on display from Wednesday, 21 August. Due to rehearsals and facilities for the festival, the Margravial Opera House: World Heritage & Museum will be closed to the public at these times.

Maintenance work (18-20 September 2024)

Due to maintenance work, restrictions on visiting the Opera House are to be expected from Wednesday, 18 September to Friday, 22 September. The stage and the historically recreated scenery will not be visible. The Iron Curtain may be closed.


Opening hours

Picture: Bayreuth New Palace and Court Garden

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

 

Bayreuth New Palace and Court Garden

Picture: Bayreuth New Palace

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. 25 people) are available on request in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Czech).

For individual visitors, handouts in German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Czech are available.

Italian Palace

The Italian Palace can only be visited with a guided tour (every 30 minutes; duration: approx. 30 minutes, in German only, maximum 20 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: World Heritage & Museum

Picture: Margravial Opera House: World Heritage & Museum, entranceOpernstraße 16, 95444 Bayreuth

April-September: daily 9 am-6 pm
October-March: daily 10 am-4 pm

Please note:
The Margravial Opera House may be closed temporarily due to event rehearsals.

List of the current closing times

 

 

Visiting the Margravial Opera House: World Heritage & Museum

The "Margravial Opera House: World Heritage & Museum" can be visited without a guided tour. Experience the magnificent auditorium and immerse yourself in the world of Margravine Wilhelmine's baroque theatre. The museum provides information about the Margravial Opera House World Heritage Site and the theatre and festive culture at the Bayreuth Court. Interactive stations bring baroque theatre life to life.

Use the free museum app (Android / iOS) or borrow a media guide at the museum ticket office. The app can also be downloaded in the museum via the free Bavarian WLAN. For private devices, we recommend bringing headphones. The app is available in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Czech.

Flyers for visiting the Margravial Opera House are available in Chinese, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Czech and can be obtained free of charge at the museum ticket office.


 

Picture: Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

Guided tours in the auditorium of the Margravial Opera House

 

Guided tours for individual guests of up to 25 people

daily at 3 pm in German
daily at 12.30 pm in English

Duration: 45 minutes
Maximum number of participants: 25 persons
Costs: Admission + 3 euros tour fee per participant
Registration (up to 5 persons): spontaneously on site or in advance by phone +49 921 75969-22
Unfortunately, it is not possible to book guided tours outside the specified times!
Registration is recommended due to the limited number of participants.

Visit of the auditorium for groups (without a guided tour)

For groups of 15 or more, it is possible to register in advance for a specific date and hour (without a guided tour). Please send your requests by e-mail to Gruppenanmeldung-Opernhaus@bsv.bayern.de (Reservations are possible for a maximum of 50 people). We kindly ask you to be there 30 minutes before the reserved time. Otherwise, the reserved tickets will be put on free sale.

 


Hermitage and Court Garden

Picture: Hermitage New Palace, Temple of the Sun

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

We ask groups to register in advance (Telephone +49 921 75969-37). It is possible to book guided tours for groups in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and 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 10 am-5 pm · Lower Grotto 10.15 am-5.15 pm


Sanspareil

Picture: Beech tree in the inner courtyard of the Oriental Building
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 unfortunately not be accessible to visitors in 2024 and 2025.

However, 360-degree shots of two rooms give you an insight into the interior of the Oriental Building (Shots: Walter Oetter).

Sanspareil Rock Garden

Sanspareil Rock Garden is open all year round.


Fantaisie Palace


 
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