City and university

City

Bayreuth has 72.148 inhabitants (in December 2015) and houses the government of Upper Franconia. It used to be residence of margraves and is famous for the Richard-Wagner-Festspiele, which take place every summer.

Tourist attractions

Margravial Opera House (“Markgräfliches Opernhaus”): every day 10 – 16 o’clock, admission free

New Castle (“Neues Schloss”): every day 10 – 16 o’clock, 5,50 €

Richard-Wagner-Museum (Haus Wahnfried): Tuesday – Sunday, 10 – 18 o’clock, 8 €

Franz-Liszt-Museum: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 – 12 and 14 – 17 o’clock, 2 €

Jean-Paul-Museum: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 – 12 and 14 – 17 o’clock, 2 €

Ecologic-Botanic Garden on campus (“Ökologisch-Botanischer Garten”): every day 10 – 16 o’clock, admission free

Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of Bayreuth has a wide range of chairs, which cover different areas of the science-oriented “Physische Geographie” as well as the social-oriented “Humangeographie”. The focus of study at the Department of Geography at the University of Bayreuth correlates with its advanced fields: Africa, ecology and environment, as well as the emerging fields governance and responsibility and cultural encounter and transcultural processes.

University and Iwalewahaus

The campus university Bayreuth started teaching in 1975 with an interdisciplinary mission. 13.502 students were enrolled on the 1st December 2015. The Iwalewahaus was founded in 1981 to support the focus on Africa of the university. It enables access to non-European art and culture for everyone. Iwalewa is a saying in the language Yoruba (southwestern Nigeria), which means “character is beauty”.