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Bayreuth, a city to fall in love with

Do you want to enjoy a gelato in the midst of the musical ambience of the 19th century? Or would you prefer to enjoy our gelato during your shopping trip in the city centre?

If so, then Bayreuth is just the right place to discover extraordinary tastes. Bayreuth is also known as the “Wagner City” and is the international destination for classical music lovers. This thanks to the world-famous Wagner Festival, which takes place every year from July to August and is entirely dedicated to Richard Wagner. It was founded by the great composer in 1876 to bring the beauty and musicality of his works to as many people as possible.

 

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Bayreuth, a city to fall in love with

Bayreuth is home to Villa Wahnfried, which was built in 1873 as a gift to the composer from his patron King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, who also financed the realization of the Festspielhaus. Today, the villa houses the Richard Wagner Museum, in whose gardens are buried Richard Wagner, his wife Cosima, and Franz Liszt’s daughter, and their beloved dog Russ.

Non-opera enthusiasts can also enjoy Bayreuth to the fullest, even if the beautiful harmonies of Götterdämmerung cannot simply be “overlooked” in the city. This e.g., when you visit our ice cream parlour on Maximilianstraße on the pedestrian walkway that crosses the old town. In the city centre you can visit numerous other sights, such as the beautiful Neptune Fountain, the Historic Castle, built at the turn of 500 and ‘600, or the Castle Church, or until you get to the most important monument of the city, the beautiful Margravial Opera House. The Margravial Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its spectacular elegance.

The Margravial Opera House was founded by a woman, Margravine Wilhelmina, sister of the Prussian King Frederick II. the Great, who was also a friend of Voltaire and an educated woman.  The Margravial Opera House served as the setting for the film Farinelli, which tells the life story of the most famous soprano of the 18th century. The story of the twentieth century. 

You have visited the Hermitage or the water playground of the Orangery in the Bayreuth area and now you need a sweet reward for in between meals? Then come by and indulge in our gelato of the month, our premium flavors or in general our Italian gelato specialties. You can find us at Maximilianstrasse 26. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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