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

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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.

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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 Bayreuth Rococo. It was built from 1753 to 1758 on behalf of the margrave couple Wilhelmine and Friedrich III as a Lutheran castle and sepulchral church. The plans are by court architect Joseph Saint-Pierre, the ornate ceiling stucco work by Giovanni Battista Pedrozzi. Since 1813, the castle church has been a Catholic parish church with the patronage of Our Lady.

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4. Stadtkirche „Heilig Dreifaltigkeit

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The Stadtkirche Heilig Trinity in Bayreuth is a three -aisled Evangelical basilica in the late Gothic style and the largest church in the city. The predecessor building consecrated to St. Magdalena, a daughter church of the St. Nicholas Church in the Altenstadt, was destroyed in a city fire in 1605. The reconstruction of the church began in 1611, and on the first Advent in 1614 it was consecrated to the sacred trinity.

Wikipedia: Heilig Dreifaltigkeit (Bayreuth) (DE), Website

5. Orangerie

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The New Palace is one of the two palaces in the historic Hermitage Park east of the Sankt Johannis district of the Upper Franconian city of Bayreuth. It is not to be confused with the New Palace in the city centre, built from 1753 onwards. A special feature of the castle complex is the colourfulness of its outer walls, which is created by stones, crystals and pieces of glass in a mosaic-like arrangement.

Wikipedia: Neues Schloss (Eremitage) (DE), Architect Wikipedia

6. Festspielhaus

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Festspielhaus Rico Neitzel / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Bayreuth Festspielhaus or Bayreuth Festival Theatre is an opera house north of Bayreuth, Germany, built by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner and dedicated solely to the performance of his stage works. It is the venue for the annual Bayreuth Festival, for which it was specifically conceived and built. Its official name is Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus.

Wikipedia: Bayreuth Festspielhaus (EN), Architect Wikipedia, Website

7. Freimaurermuseum

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The German Masonic Museum in Bayreuth (Upper Franconia) houses one of the largest collections of Masonic cultural heritage in the world: Masonica of any kind 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), Website

8. Spitalkirche

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

The hospital church in Bayreuth is located in the city center on Maximiliansstraße, a street market. It belongs to the margrave churches, is Evangelical Lutheran and is administered by the city of Bayreuth as part of the Hospital Foundation. The eponymous former hospital, which houses apartments and the city archive, is directly adjacent.

Wikipedia: Spitalkirche (Bayreuth) (DE), Website, Architect Wikipedia, Website

9. Margravial Opera House

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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), Website, Architect Wikipedia, Heritage Website

10. Deutsches Schreibmaschinenmuseum

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Until August 2022, the German Typewriter Museum was located in the Sankt Georgen district of Bayreuth, in the annex building of Leers Orphanage before 1901. Since then, the exhibits have been temporarily stored in a secret place before they can be moved into the new home of Thiergarten Hunting Lodge.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Schreibmaschinenmuseum (DE)

11. Synagoge Bayreuth

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The Bayreuth Synagogue is the prayer house of the Jewish Community in the Upper Franconian district capital of Bayreuth. It is located at Münzgasse 2, based on the Margravial Opera House. The baroque house is the oldest synagogue in Germany, which is still used according to its purpose.

Wikipedia: Synagoge Bayreuth (DE), Website

12. 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)

13. Gluehwürmchen Feuersalamander

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Feuersalamander Gluehwürmchen is a 23.5 meter wide and 1.10 meter high lettering at the Kolpinghaus in Bayreuth, which is attributed to the artist Roland Schön. Since its construction in 2008, the lettering has had its third location in the city as Kunst am Bau.

Wikipedia: Feuersalamander Gluehwürmchen (DE)

14. Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten

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Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten manfred.sause@volloeko.de / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten der Universität Bayreuth is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Bayreuth. It is located at Universitätsstraße 30, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany, and open daily except Saturday.

Wikipedia: Ecological-Botanical Garden of the University of Bayreuth (EN), Website

15. Taharahaus

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The Taharahaus on the Jewish cemetery in Bayreuth, a town in the Bavarian administrative district of Upper Franconia, was built around 1870. The Tahara House in the southeast corner of the cemetery is a protected monument.

Wikipedia: Taharahaus (Bayreuth) (DE)


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