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Festspielhaus

Festspielhugel 1-2, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
+49 921 78780
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The experience of a lifetime

To hear the music waft up from the orchestra is to experience Wagner the way it is meant to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CARheartsTravel
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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We didn't go inside, heard you had to pay 7 euros to get in. The building from the outside was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sophie K
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Festspielhugel 1-2, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank CARheartsTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Sophie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Triprater-71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank MurrayTO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Michael v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank SFjoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unfortunately, the production of the Ring was apallingly bad. The director calls it 'post-modern theatre'. I have nothing against interpretative performances, but there must be some relevance of production to content. Even if the intention is to undermine drama and characters, this cannot be...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There can be no better place to hear Wagner. The sound is just perfect. You actually understand why he was able to write as he did, because in his own house there is no need for the singers to push over the top of the...More

Thank TimothyNathan38
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I love this opera house; the acoustics, history, culture and tradition make it a very special place to see Wagner's works.

Thank NickKhobar
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The Festspielhaus is the epicenter of Wagner culture. Wagner personally oversaw the building of the opera house. It is must place to visit if you love Wagner. It is, however, not without its flaws. First, there is no air conditioning. The festival is held in...More

Thank Walter J
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merlyngrey
22 September 2016|
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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
23 July 2015|
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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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