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If you like Wagner, you must visit it.

This is a unique place. Built by a Bavarian king (Ludwig II) for his beloved composer (who also... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
UD K
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Wonderful to attend a performance or two in Wagner's own Festival Theatre, with its amazing... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
John B
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Festspielhuegel 1-2, 95445, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Bayreuth and walked from the train station to the grounds of the Festspielhaus. Arriving just after 11am, we were hoping to get information on the tours taking place in the afternoon. There was no signage at all relating to where the entrance...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a unique place. Built by a Bavarian king (Ludwig II) for his beloved composer (who also designed it), it is a must-visit place for all those who appreciate Wagner's music. The acoustics are very good, and the place is certainly memorable for musical...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Wonderful to attend a performance or two in Wagner's own Festival Theatre, with its amazing acoustics as a result of the Schalldeckel, or covered orchestra pit. I stood on the stage in 1984 after spending some weeks in the former German Democratic Republic, and this...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

If you are a fan of Wagner’s beautiful operas, you will eventually want to visit the yearly three week festival that runs mid-July to mid-August. I waited 11 years for my first set of tickets. Only the four opera Ring, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Flying Dutchman, Die...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to obtain tickets for both the Walkerie and Meistersinger. Both shows were wonderful though the latter had some troubling or disturbing parts. We drove to the grounds, once from Nuremberg and once from Bamberg. The facility is easily accessible from the autobahn....More

2  Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Top of the opera World: visit one of the opera's of Richard Wagner in Bayreuth. Be patient with obtaining tickets, Take at least six years. You wil never forget the happening. Top quality and fine atmosphere on high level. black tie or formal suit is...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We have been waiting years to come here and finally saw a performance of Lohengrin last night, wonderful. Had heard how uncomfortable the seats were but didn’t find that the case. The lack of ventilation and air conditioning however was shocking.

1  Thank Colin H
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

3  Thank Bozororo
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.

Thank Jonathan B
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

1  Thank Mitselakis
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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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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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