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setting. The extension building, created by Berlin’s renowned architect Volker Staab, is dedicated to Bayreuth Festival’s performance history. Here, a large collection of historic stage design models, costumes and equipment from the Bayreuth Festival Hall are showcased. Never before was one able to see the valuable collection in this diversity. In the Siegfried-Wagner-Haus visitors can gaze at the living spaces of Winifred Wagner, which have been made accessible for the public for the first time in its entirety. Here, Wagner’s ideology history or the Wagner family’s relationship to the Nazi regime are presented. In close proximity, one can find Bayreuth’s Jean-Paul-Museum and the last residence of Richard Wagner’s father-in-law Franz Liszt, which houses the municipal Franz-Liszt-Museum. National horticultural show 2016 In 2016, the cultural metropolis and Wagner city of Bayreuth will organise the hitherto largest Bavarian national horticultural show from 22 April until 9 October. A new park with the name ‘Wilhelminenaue’ has been developed in the Red Main valley under the motto‘music for the eyes’. It was named after the horticultural show’s figurehead and host margravine Wilhelmine of Bayreuth. Her visions: the baroque garden art, the castles that were created in her time, the Hermitage, Castle Fantaisie, with the first German garden art museum, or Sanspareil Rock Garden still shape city and region today.

breweries were located in Bayreuth. Around 200 breweries produce over 1,000 different types of beer in the region, and thus holds the world record for the highest brewery density as measured by population figures. Today, Maisel’s Weisse, which is brewed in Bayreuth, is one of the most popular wheat beers in Germany and Maisel’s brewery museum is the world’s most extensive beer museum according to the Guinness Book of Records. On approximately 2,400 square metres and with over 6,000 exhibits, the museum brings beer culture to life. During Bayreuth’s ‘BeerTour’ through the brewery museum and Bayreuth’s catacombs – a long labyrinth of 400-year-old rock cellars – visitors can learn interesting facts about the city’s brewing history and get to know regional delicacies on two culinary stopovers. Just in time for the 500 years of beer purity law anniversary, the new Maisel & Friends brewing workshop opened, in which visitors can look over a brewer’s shoulder and follow the entire brewing process from grain crushing to fermentation.The focus is put on traditional brewing craft and Franconian beer culture. The beers that are brewed here can be tried in the new restau-

rant Liebesbier, which impresses with an incomparable atmosphere. 21 special beer types are freshly tapped from the barrel and numerous bottled beers are served. After visiting the brewery museum, up to 280 guests fit inside the new restaurant and 300 additional guests in the beer garden where they can enjoy more than 80 beers and culinary delicacies. www.wagnermuseum.de www.landesgartenschau2016.de www.maiselandfriends.com Further information: Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH Opernstraße 22 95444 Bayreuth +49-(0)921-885 88 www.bayreuth-tourismus.de

Below, clockwise: The Fantaisie Castle. © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung The New Palace. © Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus GmbH, Björn Vollmuth Pavilion at the national horticultural show. © Landesgartenschau 2016 GmbH Visitors take a look into the brewing pot. © Bayreuther Bierbrauerei AG

The new park of the national horticultural show was also inspired by Wilhelmine and builds bridges between the historic city centre, Hermitage and the court garden. This contemporary, yet playful ‘pleasure garden’with its water elements and garden pavilions inspires visitors to go on a scenic discovery journey. In the unique river scape and meadow landscape with flowers, woods, perennials and trees, the national horticultural show presents itself as a blossoming area thriving with various species in the new, 45-hectare landscape park. Unique beer experience Bayreuth is able to look back on a long brewing tradition. In 1884, no less than 74

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Discover Germany, Issue 36, March 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 36, March 2016  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.