Bayreuth is a town in the district of Oberfranken in the state of Bavaria. World-famous is Bayreuth through the annual Richard Wagner Festival in the Festival Hall on the Green Hill. This stunning opera house has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 2012.
Unlike the name suggests, the city belongs only since the year 1810 to Bavaria. Historically grown as a margrave residence, the largest city of Oberfranken is now a modern economic, Congress and university city on the way to the high-tech center of the region.