Bayreuth

Bayreuth (German: [baɪˈʁɔʏt] (listen), Upper Franconian: [ba(ː)ˈɾaɪ̯t]; Bavarian: Bareid) is a town in northern Bavaria, 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. In the 21st century, it is the capital of Upper Franconia and has a population of 72,148 (2015). It hosts the annual Bayreuth Festival, at which performances of operas by the 19th-century German composer Richard Wagner are presented.

Bayreuth
Town square
Location of Bayreuth
Bayreuth
Bayreuth
Coordinates: 49°56′53″N 11°34′42″E
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Admin. regionUpper Franconia
DistrictUrban district
Government
  Lord mayor (202026) Thomas Ebersberger[1] (CSU)
Area
  Total66.92 km2 (25.84 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
  Total74,048
  Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
95401–95448
Dialling codes0921, 09201, 09209
Vehicle registrationBT
Websitewww.bayreuth.de

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