Monday, August 19, 2013


The town of Bayreuth itself is small & has many well-preserved Baroque buildings...

...thanks to the 18th century patronage of Markgräfin Wilhelmine.

You can see everything & more in a walk of a couple of hours.

For Wagner pilgrims a must-see is Haus Wahnfried, the Wagner family home on the edge of the city center. It's currently undergoing a major renovation that will surround it with a Wagner museum complex. There is no direct access this summer, but it is still open.

Wagner's grave is behind the house & has easy access, though.

Wagner's dog Russ is buried there too.

The Hofgarten which runs behind the house is tranquil & a good place for quiet walks between performances.

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