May 23, 2013

Bayreuth Festival

The annual Bayreuth Festival, also known as the Richard Wagner Festival, is taking place this year from 25 July to 28 August. During the festival season, operas composed by Richard Wagner, such as 'Siegfried' and 'Lohengrin', will be performed at the festival theatre, which was built specially to host this magnificent event. As in previous years, celebrated artists will be taking to the stage and delighting their audiences with the timeless works of this influential German composer.

The opera house in Bayreuth is another fine attraction and was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2012. A visit to the Upper Franconian town would also not be complete without sampling the food and wine from the region.