Frequently Asked Questions

„Weißt Du, wie das wird?“

From ordering the ticket to the final applause

“May I clap after the first act of Parsifal?” This question is not covered at this point, since there is no clear answer to it. This is more a matter of specific tips which are aimed at facilitating the visit to the festival, especially for “beginners”.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Online Immediate Procurement 2022

No, because the establishment of online sales allows everyone who is interested an equal chance of obtaining the coveted tickets. Yes, because the number of ticket applications from all over the world exceeds the quota of available tickets many times over every year.

– New (first-time order):

Please register at https://ticketshop.bayreuther-festspiele.de/en.html
Note: You can only register once with your postal address and e-mail address. If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot your password?”.
Please do not register again!

– Already registered customers:

Please log in at https://ticketshop.bayreuther-festspiele.de/en.html and check your data if necessary. Are your postal address and e-mail address correct? If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot your password?
Please do not register again!

Now fill out the order form on the Internet.

You can purchase a maximum of 6 tickets per work for the 2023 season, 18 tickets in total.

All information about the online instant purchase, which will take place in May 2023, can be found here: https://www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/en/tickets-service/buy-tickets/about-immediate-purchase/

In addition, a box office will also be open on the day of each performance during the festival season (10 am to 12 pm and 2 hours before the performance begins).

Important: The Bayreuth Festival sells tickets for its performances exclusively directly to those attending the performances. Tickets purchased through other channels (tour operators, hotels as well as the so-called black market) may be denied entry to the Festspielhaus.

There are no rules, but the festive character of the events determines guests’ outfits. By the way, the weather also determines the evening attire. Please note that temperatures in the Festival Hall rise when going up from the stalls to the gallery.

ARRIVING BY CAR

Extremely easy to reach by car, Bayreuth lies on the A9 connecting Munich and Berlin. If coming from the north, take the exit marked ‘Bayreuth-Nord’ and then follow the signs to the town centre (‘Stadtmitte’) or the Festspielhaus. If coming from the south, take the exit marked ‘Bayreuth-Süd’ and then follow the signs to the Festspielhaus.

Once you have reached the theatre, you will find ample municipal parking further up the hill. During the dress rehearsals and the festival the parking lots are chargeable (currently flat fee of 5,- EUR). To the north of Bayreuth the A70 connects the town with the A7 at Schweinfurt to the west and with the A3 at Würzburg.

ARRIVING BY BUS OR TRAIN

The city of Bayreuth is integrated on the railway line from Nuremberg to Dresden with the Franken-Saxonia-Express every two hours. The festival city is also connected to the ICE junction Nuremberg by regional trains every half hour. You can find further information on how to get there by train at www.bahn.de.

You can also visit Bayreuth with long-distance bus lines of various providers. The long-distance bus stops are located on the main station forecourt and in Goethestraße. All connections and information can be found at www.busliniensuche.de.

Information on bus services within the city centre can be found on the website of the local transport association.

Of course, have discussions about Wagner! A walk through the park on the festival hill is just as recommended as a visit to the gastronomic facilities.

… please contact the reception staff at the Festival Hall. During the performances, the so-called “hill guard”, a station of the BRK (Bavarian Red Cross), is in operation near the house. If you are looking for a doctor in Bayreuth after the show, the staff of your hotel will be happy to help you.

Depends on whether you are attending The flying duchman or Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In the first case, there should be no problems, with “real” Wagner length, unfortunately, by the time you return from the festival hill to the city center, some kitchens have already closed. Fortunately, some restaurants and hotels in the city of Bayreuth have also adapted to the late wishes of visitors. Advance reservations are helpful.

If you can’t get enough of Wagner: The festival itself offers a comprehensive supporting programme (see Discourse Bayreuth, Caesuras, Introductory Talks), and a visit to the Richard Wagner Museum (Haus Wahnfried) is also a must. Since April 2018 the Margravial Opera House (World Heritage Site) has been reopened after years of renovation – a unique jewel of Baroque theatre architecture. In and around Bayreuth, a large number of museums await their visitors.

Further information:
Tourist-Information Bayreuth
Opernstraße 22, 95444 Bayreuth
Tel.: 0921 88588
Fax: 0921 885755
info@bayreuth-tourismus.de

www.festspiel-gourmet.de

The catering of the festival guests in Bayreuth in 2023 is again in the hands of wahnfood GmbH from Bayreuth. As in 2022, Wahnfood will provide visitors with various catering offers around the Festspielhaus to offer a culinary range on the green hill before, during and after the performances. In doing so, the concept will change somewhat after last year’s experience and offer an even better service for visitors. The “Feel-Good” should also be in the foreground outside of the performances and enable the guests of the festival to enjoy a complete and high-quality opera experience.

A pre-paid concept with a high-quality buffet area under the name Festival Garden will once again move into the former Steigenberger Festival Restaurant. Guests will be catered for with small, healthy and regionally sourced portions – from cakes to starters, main courses to desserts. The outdoor area will be redesigned once again and will be exclusively available to visitors of this gastronomic concept.

On the terrace above the restaurant, in the last year of the Ring Lounge, Wahnfood will redevelop another gastronomic concept and offer visitors a special service here. More is not yet to be revealed.

The former self-service restaurant to the right of the Festspielhaus will remain a self-service food court under the name “Green Hill Kitchen”. Here, guests will be served at various buffet stations and, of course, there will again be a special festival bratwurst as a special creation.

In the outdoor catering area to the left of the Festspielhaus, there will once again be the “Walk of Fame” with various gastro stations. Here you can enjoy small dishes and drinks at high tables that are weatherproof and can be used even in the rain.

The concept will be rounded off with “Wagner-To-Go” bicycles, which will be distributed across the festival grounds and into the festival park, and will have drinks, coffee, sparkling wine, etc. ready and waiting.

For picnic fans, there will again be the special Festival basket including blanket and dishes for the breaks, this time in 2 versions. The PickNick station will move to the Walk of Fame for this purpose.

The gourmet card will no longer exist in the form of 2022, however Wahnfood will rely even more on EC cards and electronic means of payment at the cashier stations to enable faster processing of the payment process. The aim is to enable visitors to spend as little cash as possible on the green hill.

All information can be found from spring 2023 at: www.festspiel-gourmet.de