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Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 0.19 ha
- Buffer zone: 4.22 ha
A masterpiece of Baroque theatre architecture, built between 1745 and 1750, the Opera House is the only entirely preserved example of its type where an audience of 500 can experience Baroque court opera culture and acoustics authentically, as its auditorium retains its original materials, i.e. wood and canvas. Commissioned by Margravine Wilhelmine, wife of Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg–Bayreuth, it was designed by the renowned theatre architect Giuseppe Galli Bibiena. As a court opera house in a public space, it foreshadowed the large public theatres of the 19th century. The highly decorated theatre’s tiered loge structure of wood with illusionistic painted canvas represents the ephemeral ceremonial architectural tradition that was employed in pageants and celebrations for princely self-representation.
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Hotels and places to stay
Goldener Anker Bayreuth
City Partner Hotel Bayerischer Hof
H4 Hotel Residenzschloß
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Medium airport - 4 mi (7 km) Hof-Plauen Airport
Medium airport - 27 mi (44 km) Bamberg-Breitenau Airport
Small airport - 30 mi (48 km) Nuremberg Airport
Large airport - 38 mi (62 km) Mariánské Lázně Airport
Small airport - 51 mi (83 km) Ansbach-Petersdorf Airport
Small airport - 57 mi (93 km) Erfurt Airport
Medium airport - 77 mi (124 km) Ingolstadt Manching Airport
Medium airport - 85 mi (137 km) Leipzig Halle Airport
Large airport - 107 mi (172 km) Munich International Airport
Large airport - 110 mi (178 km) Dresden Airport
Large airport - 126 mi (204 km) Stuttgart Airport
Large airport - 137 mi (221 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Sankt Johannis