Bayreuth (Upper Franconian: [ba(ː)ˈɾaɪ̯t]) is a sizeable town in Franconia Germany,
on the Red Main river in a valley between the Franconian Jura and the Fichtelgebirge Mountains.
The town's roots date back to 1194 and it is nowadays the capital of Upper Franconia.
It is world-famous for its annual Bayreuth Festival, at which performances of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner are presented.
The Bayreuth Festspielhaus or Bayreuth Festival Theatre (German: Bayreuther Festspielhaus) is an opera house north of Bayreuth,
Germany, dedicated solely to the performance of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner.
It is the venue for the annual Bayreuth Festival, for which it was specifically conceived and built.
Its official name is Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus.
It is considered one of the opera houses of the world's best acoustics.
The Hermitage in Bayreuth is a resulting 1715 historical park with fountains and buildings belonging to the city's attractions .
There are also the so-called Old Castle , the New Castle ( Orangerie with the Sun Temple ) and other smaller buildings .
The Hermitage is also officially a district of the independent city of Bayreuth .