Situated in the German state of Bavaria, Bayreuth is known for its baroque and rococo architecture as well as its association with the famous composer Richard Wagner. For business travellers, Bayreuth offers excellent transportation links, as well as great cuisine, shopping and culture. You'll also be able to choose from a range of excellent hotels in Bayreuth, located conveniently in the heart of this tranquil and picturesque town.
What is Bayreuth known for?
Bayreuth is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Margravial Opera House, opened in 1748, and the Hermitage, a historical park with a palace and gardens. If you are travelling to this baroque town during summer, you can attend one of Bayreuth’s annual highlights, the Bayreuth Festival. Presenting performances of works by Richard Wagner, this world-class opera festival is considered a pilgrimage for Wagner enthusiasts. It takes places in the Bayreuter Festspielhaus, carefully designed by Wagner himself to stage large orchestral performances.
What should I know as a business traveller?
Bayreuth is located at a convenient distance in between Germany’s two major cities, Berlin and Munich. The closest airport is in Nuremburg, and within the town the local bus network makes it easy to get around. Buses run at approx. 20 minute intervals, with the option of day passes. For business travellers attending or arranging conferences, there is the impressive Stadthalle, as well as several smaller venues. Amongst the many companies based in the town, the chemicals producers LyondellBasell and the packaging company Hertel & Co., are two of the most prominent.
How can I spend my free time, when I stay in a hotel in Bayreuth?
You certainly won't be short of things to enjoy near your hotel. Bayreuth is known for its delicious wheat beers, considered by many to be the world's best variety of 'sipping beer'. Unwind in one of the town's many charming Gasthäuser, or guest houses, as you savour this local speciality. Restaurants such as Oskar, which offers typical German and Bavarian dishes, and Liebesbier, which is known for its wide selection of beers, are fine spots for entertaining clients or simply relaxing. Should you have some time to spare, be sure to visit Wahnfried, the villa in which Richard Wagner formerly lived. Today it houses an informative museum dedicated to the composer, whilst his and his wife's graves also lie on the grounds.