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|Admin. region||Upper Franconia|
|Lord Mayor||Michael Hohl (CSU)|
|Area||66.92 km2 (25.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||340 m (1116 ft)|
|Population||73,794 (31 December 2005)|
|- Density||1,103 /km2 (2,856 /sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||95401 – 95448|
|Area codes||0921, 09201, 09209|
Bayreuth is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany. It is in in the south of Franconia. It is the capital of Upper Franconia. About 74,000 people live there. Bayreuth is internationally famous for the Bayreuth Festival (German: Bayreuther Festspiele), a festival for the music of Richard Wagner. Nearby bigger cities are Coburg, Bamberg, Hof and Nürnberg. Bayreuth has a university, the University of Bayreuth.
Bayreuth has a lot of sights and historical buildings that are usually visited by many tourists, especially at the time of the Bayreuth Festival. You can find sights such as the New Palace (Neues Schloss), Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Eremitage, Spitalkirche, The Old Castle, Margravial Opera House, and Wahnfried. Most of the sights have been built in the 18th century and the 19th century. The most popular sight in Bayreuth is the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which is a major opera building located north of Bayreuth.