9 Sights in Bayreuth, Germany (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Bayreuth, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Bayreuth, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Bayreuth

1. Iwalewahaus

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Iwalewahaus Wilfried Engelbrecht / CC BY 2.5

Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth, is a place for the production and presentation of contemporary art. By doing exhibitions, academic research and teaching, by taking care of the collection and the archive as well as providing residencies for artists, recent developments in contemporary African and Diaspora culture are presented and refined together with artists and institutions. The mission of Iwalewahaus is to research, document and teach recent African culture. The focus is on visual arts, everyday culture, the media and music. The house provides space for lectures, conferences, concerts, film screenings and readings and is a vivid forum for artists, researchers, students of African studies and the interested public.

Wikipedia: Iwalewahaus (EN)

2. Ordenskirche St. Georgen

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The Ordenskirche St. Georgen or Sophienkirche is a church in the Sankt Georgen suburb of Bayreuth, a suburb which had been founded by George William, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth as hereditary prince of the Principality of Bayreuth. The church's foundation stone was laid in 1705. Stone was supplied from twenty nearby and distant quarries and in 1709 the church's outer shell was completed. As George William had hoped, the church was consecrated on the feast day of his name-saint George, 23 April 1711, though some work had to be carried out after consecration.

Wikipedia: Ordenskirche St. Georgen (EN)

3. Schlosskirche

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The Schlosskirche Bayreuth in the building ensemble of the Old Palace in Bayreuth is a hall church in the style of the Bayreuth Rococo. It was built from 1753 to 1758 by order of the Margrave couple Wilhelmine and Frederick III as a Lutheran castle and burial church. The plans are by court architect Joseph Saint-Pierre, the ornate ceiling stuccoes by Giovanni Battista Pedrozzi. Since 1813, the castle church has been a Catholic parish church with the patronage of Our Lady.

Wikipedia: Schlosskirche Bayreuth (DE)

4. Stadtkirche „Heilig Dreifaltigkeit

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Stadtkirche in Bayreuth is a three-nave Protestant cathedral in late Gothic style and the largest church in the city. St. Magdalena's predecessor was the daughter's church of St. Nicholas' Church in Altenstadt, which was destroyed in a fire in 1605. Reconstruction of the church began in 1611, and when it first came in 1614, it was dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

Wikipedia: Stadtkirche (Bayreuth) (DE)

5. Freimaurermuseum

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The German Masonic Museum in Bayreuth (Upper Franconia) houses one of the largest collections of Masonic cultural assets in the world: Masonica of all kinds such as lodge badges, ritual objects, work carpets and the largest Masonic library in the German-speaking world. It is dedicated to the history of ideas of Freemasonry and its interactions within Germany.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Freimaurer-Museum (DE)

6. Markgräfliches Opernhaus

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The Margravial Opera House is a Baroque opera house in the town of Bayreuth, Germany. Built between 1745 and 1750, it is one of Europe's few surviving theatres of the period and has been extensively restored. On 30 June 2012, the opera house was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its exceptional Baroque architecture.

Wikipedia: Margravial Opera House (EN)

7. Spitalkirche

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Spitalkirche Thomas Kees (Powerbiker1) / CC BY-SA 3.0 de

The hospital church in Bayreuth is located in Maximiliansstraße, a street market, in the heart of the city. It belongs to Markgrafenkirchen, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is administered by the city of Bayreuth as part of the Hospital Foundation. The former hospital, apartment and city archives with the same name are nearby.

Wikipedia: Spitalkirche (Bayreuth) (DE)

8. Altes Rathaus

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The Kunstmuseum Bayreuth is a museum for modern art, opened in 1999 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. The historic rooms of the baroque former town hall present exhibitions with contemporary art and classical modern art. The offer includes guided tours, educational events and lectures.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Bayreuth (EN)

9. Synagoge Bayreuth

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The Bayreuth Synagogue is the home of prayer for the Bayreuth Jewish community. It is located in Münzgasse 2 and is based on the Margravial Opera House. This Baroque building is the oldest synagogue in Germany and is still in use today.

Wikipedia: Synagoge Bayreuth (DE)

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