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Festspielhaus

Am Festspielhugel, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
+49 921 78780
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Easter Festival at FESTSPIELHAUS Baden Baden

If you are fortunate enough to be in Germany over the period of the annual Easter Festival in Baden... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
felag103
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Well worth the 8-year wait but with minor annoyances

For women, don't wear stiletto heels. You would just ruin your poise when you set those spikes in... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
nlitend
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nyc
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Am Festspielhugel, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you are fortunate enough to be in Germany over the period of the annual Easter Festival in Baden Baden you will not be disappointed when booking tickets for at least one of the performances. All tastes are catered for! I was able to "introduce"...More

Thank felag103
Reviewed 4 October 2016

For women, don't wear stiletto heels. You would just ruin your poise when you set those spikes in between cobblestones. The venue provides you with free cushions. We had to check ours with the staff. The seats were unbelievably uncomfortable. The back of the seat...More

Thank nlitend
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have waited years to get a ticket in the ballot for the Ring Cycle, and knew the contentious nature of the Frank Castoff productions. Nevertheless had a really memorable visit. Wear cool clothes. The two intervals in each opera were each exactly an hour...More

3  Thank Ankalima
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have been applying for tickets for the Wagner Festival for 15 years and although we visited 4 years ago, this time it was for the Ring cycle. We took the opportunity to intercalate a Parsifal which was fantastic. The Castof production is now some...More

3  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Visited Bayreuth Wagner Festspiele for Parsifal on July 25th 2016. It was the Premiere and the first time that they have had rigorous security measures, as a lot of celebrities are attending that event. In the forerun it was highly discussed with anxiety that it...More

3  Thank Christos S
Reviewed 4 September 2016

What is there to say about the Festspielhaus that hasn't already been said? I saw the complete season in August 2016, 7 operas in 9 nights. The opera house was designed by Richard Wagner and the acoustics are magnificent and perfectly balanced. One of the...More

6  Thank John W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The annual Bayreuth Wagner Ring Cycle and other Wagner operas held at this iconic place and for good reason. It is not a particularly attractive building from outside although it was supposed to have been built over 100 years ago but it certainly does not...More

1  Thank Eaa1947
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough (after 8 years of waiting ), to see a fabulous production of Gotterdamerung, it had a contemporary setting with the Rhine Gold being replaced with oil. During the two separate hour intervals there are plenty of places to eat and drink,...More

3  Thank Startravellors
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Anyone who loves Wagner's operas has to make a pilgrimage to the Bayreuth Festival. The theatre is beautiful from the outside, very plain inside, but the acoustics are superb. It's like being inside a wind instrument. Taking the guided tour allows you to get into...More

1  Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Opera The Flying Dutchman. A wonderful performance in this wonderful place. A fine evening and everyone beautifully dressed. My husband had replaced his old dinner suit for the occasion

Thank smjhodgson
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merlyngrey
22 September 2016|
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Response from Ankalima | Reviewed this property |
The Opera house does offer tours when it is not in season (when the operas are not on) but look closely at the conditions about whether or not you can take photographs. I went on one and it was all in German, but... More
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Inga K
23 July 2015|
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Response from Ankalima | Reviewed this property |
As smart or fancy as you like for women. I saw three Japanese women in the most gorgeous kimonos. Men all wear Dinner Jackets and bow ties, unless they want to stand out as under-dressed.
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