Nuremberg & Franconia

Around 6km east of the centre lies the Eremitage, a lush park girding the Altes Schloss, the summer residence that belonged to 18th-century margrave Friedrich and his wife Wilhelmine. Visits to the palace are by guided tour only and take in the Chinese Mirror room where Countess Wilhelmine penned her memoirs. Also in the park is horseshoe-shaped Neues Schloss (not to be confused with the one in town), which centres on the amazing mosaic Sun Temple with gilded Apollo sculpture. Take bus 302 from the Hauptbahnhof.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Nuremberg & Franconia attractions

1. Altes Schloss

0.07 MILES

Within the Erimitage stands the Altes Schloss, King Frederick the Great of Prussia and his wife Wilhelmine’s summer residence. Visits to the palace are by…

2. Richard Wagner Museum

1.98 MILES

In the early 1870s King Ludwig II, Wagner's most devoted fan, gave the composer the cash to build Haus Wahnfried, a pleasingly symmetrical minimansion on…

3. Markgräfliches Opernhaus


Designed by Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, a famous 18th-century architect from Bologna, Bayreuth's opera house is one of Europe's most stunningly ornate baroque…

4. Neues Schloss

2.17 MILES

Opening into the vast Hofgarten, the Neues Schloss lies a short distance south of the main shopping street, Maxmilianstrasse. A riot of rococo style, the…

5. Festspielhaus

2.18 MILES

North of the Hauptbahnhof, the main venue for Bayreuth’s annual Wagner Festival is the Festspielhaus, constructed in 1872 with King Ludwig II’s backing…

6. Maisel's Bier-Erlebnis-Welt

2.62 MILES

For a fascinating look at the brewing process, head to this enormous museum next door to the brewery of one of Germany’s top wheat-beer producers – Maisel…