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Festspielhaus

Festspielhuegel 1-2, 95445, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
+49 921 78780
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Pro-Tips for the Wagner Festival

Attending the Wagner Festival is a rare privilege, so here are a few recommendations to make your... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Bozororo
,
Geneva, Switzerland
Surprising

I took an English-speaking guided tour here. It was interesting to see the hallowed grounds of... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Jonathan B
,
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Festspielhuegel 1-2, 95445, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Attending the Wagner Festival is a rare privilege, so here are a few recommendations to make your first festival a truly special experience : - Come in early if you seat in the middle of a row. The German old ladies will give you THE...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

I took an English-speaking guided tour here. It was interesting to see the hallowed grounds of Wagner. The theatre is surprisingly small and plain, but still a great experience. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am not sure that tours of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus is really of interest to anybody but those that love opera and in particular Wagner... Although rated as one of the world's greatest opera houses it is not, to be honest, a very exciting building...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Tour of the Festspielhaus. Tour was in German but I was provided with some printed material in English. It might be useful to run an occasional English language tour. Spent time in the orchestra pit which was very interesting.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

To hear the music waft up from the orchestra is to experience Wagner the way it is meant to be experienced. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the sound, and the realization of how many years people have been listening to the magnificence in...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't go inside, heard you had to pay 7 euros to get in. The building from the outside was nothing special. O

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We have been at the Wagner festival last more than 10 years ago. After this times visit we are clear that we will be back next year. Absolutely fantastic!

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Castor direction disgraceful. Music and singing saved the week. Line ups for beer too long on intemissions.

Thank MurrayTO
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A unique experience is a visit at the Bayreuther Festspiele. Wagner Opera in its high end performance.

Thank Michael v
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The opera hall itself is bland and for the most part uninteresting unlike the grand opera halls in Europe. The accompanying grounds are just beautiful and peaceful which one needs after sitting through a Wagner Opera. The gardens are worth a trip in itself. A...More

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merlyngrey
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Response from Ankalima | Reviewed this property |
The Opera house does offer tours when it is not in season (when the operas are not on) but look closely at the conditions about whether or not you can take photographs. I went on one and it was all in German, but... More
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Inga K
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I attended Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" this year and was astonished to see that there is no dress code. I saw men in T-Shirts, with or without tie and dinner jackets. I saw all kind of fancy colors and styles. Women... More
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