The former Margravial residence is today world famous for the annual Richard Wagner Festival. The largest city in Upper Franconia is a modern university and conference town, has a strong economy and is well on its way to becoming the high-tech centre of the region. Bayreuth's sights, museums and broad choice of cultural activities provide visitors a range of attractions all year round.

Bayreuth also offers a wide range of leisure activities, including the championship golf course and the Lohengrin thermal spa. Comfortable hotels and guesthouses invite you to relax and to forget your everyday troubles, whilst Franconian and international restaurants provide a variety of gastronomic delights. Bayreuth is the gateway to the tourist regions Fichtelgebirge and the romantic Fränkische Schweiz.