banners of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany, European Union
Capital of Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, on the Red Main River.
It is an industrial center; its manufactures include machinery, textiles, chemicals, and pianos. Founded in the mid-12th cent., Bayreuth belonged to a branch of the Hohenzollern family from 1248 to 1791, when it was annexed by Prussia. It was taken by France in 1807 and passed to Bavaria in 1810.
old opera house
Richard Wagner lived in Bayreuth from 1872 to 1883, and the annual Bayreuth Festival is held in the Festspielhaus, an opera house designed by Wagner and built in 1872–76. Wagner and Franz Liszt are buried in Bayreuth.
More Photos of the Festspielhaus
fish or a fish sandwich
even the dinosaur has a Christmas hat
Photos of the Bayreuth Christmas Market
delivering the chickens
People and Places