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.

Picture: Palm Room external link

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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Bayreuth Court Garden



»The world of Wilhelmine«

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Object information:


Ludwigstraße 21
95444 Bayreuth
Telefon 0921 75969-21

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 charges

Guided tours

There are no regular guided tours of the New Palace (main tract); guided tours of the Italian Palace (in German) every half-hour
last guided tour:
April-September: 5.15 pm
October-March: 3.15 pm

Admission charges 2019

5.50 euros regular
4.50 euros reduced

Combination ticket
(New Palace / Margravial Opera House)
12 euros regular
10 euros reduced

Combination ticket
"The world of Wilhelmine"
(all Bayreuth objects)
182 euros regular
16 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Accessible for wheelchair users; parking places for the disabled in front of the New Palace; lift and toilet for the disabled available; wheelchairs can be hired on request




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

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung
Ludwigstraße 21
95444 Bayreuth
Telefon 0921 75969-0
Fax 0921 75969-15

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