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New Palace – Bayreuth

Picture: New Palace

After the Old Palace burned down, the new town residence for Margrave Friedrich von Brandenburg-Bayreuth was begun by Joseph Saint-Pierre in 1753. Margravine Wilhelmine had considerable influence on its final form, designing some of the rooms herself, including the Cabinet of Fragmented Mirrors and the Old Music Room with its pastel portraits of singers, actors and dancers. The Palm Room with its outstanding walnut panelling is a typical example of the Rococo style in Bayreuth.

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Palm Room

On the ground floor of the New Palace today the museums "Margravine Wilhelmine's Bayreuth" and "Bayreuth Faience – Rummel Collection" with outstanding items from the Bayreuth Manufactory can be seen. The faience collection covers the whole period of production from its beginnings until 1788. The Gallery Rooms (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) contain Dutch and German paintings from the 18th century. On the first floor is the exhibition "Chivalrous miniatures – Dr. Löer Collection".

The rooms of the small but remarkable Italian Palace are an impressive example of the "Bayreuth rococo" style in its later manifestation with the flower tendrils, trellis rooms and grottos that were its typical features.

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Ludwigstraße 21
95444 Bayreuth
Telefon 0921 75969-21

Closures on 25/26 July

Due to an event, the New Palace will have to remain closed to visitors all day on 25 July 2022 and from 9 am to 1 pm on 26 July 2022.
We ask for your understanding.

Opening hours

April-September: 9 m-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
open daily

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission fees

Admission fees 2022

5.50 euros regular
4.50 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Detailed information at www.bayreuth-wilhelmine.de




Free wi-fi available

Museums under different administration:

Archaeological Museum
(Historical Association of Upper Franconia)
Telephone 0921 65307

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Sternplatz"

Parking space:

Parking facilities in the centre of Bayreuth can be found at www.bayreuth.de.

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung
Ludwigstraße 21
95444 Bayreuth
Telefon 0921 75969-0
Fax 0921 75969-15
sgvbayreuth@ bsv.bayern.de

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