In the middle of Upper Franconia in Germany, lies an extraordinary city that is bursting with culture – Bayreuth. It was in this city that the famous German composer Franz Liszt took his last breath. His son-in-law, the well-known composer Richard Wagner who created a gigantic artistic oeuvre, also comes from the city. But Bayreuth offers more than just culture and its festival. Bayreuth is a young, green and colourful city where life is flourishing, especially since the university was founded.
In this Collection, we present the Bayreuth Radring cycle route so you can discover the most beautiful corners in and around this Upper Franconian city on your bike. The five short to medium-long Tours guide you to historic buildings, through parks, into the surrounding countryside, and back again. The Inner Radring takes you around the city centre whilst the Outer Radring leads you to the most beautiful highlights around Bayreuth. Last but not least, the UNIKAT discovery Tour, which was developed by students for students, shows you the most popular hangout spots in the city.
You will be amazed how many highlights fit into such a small area in Bayreuth. Quiet meadows along the Red Main river, shaded forest paths, hills with wonderful views, unique buildings such as Fantaisie Castle or the Hermitage, and magnificent gardens. Whether you live in Bayreuth or are just visiting the city, you are sure to find your favourite new spot as you cycle.
Of course, no bike trip is complete without a bite to eat en route. Although the Tours are short, it’s hard to pass the countless beer gardens, inns and pubs without trying some Franconian delicacies.
If you feel like going on an exciting voyage of discovery, but don’t have a bike, we have a solution. You can rent a bike at the Radgarten (radgartren.de), 2nd Sky (2ndsky-shop.de), or the tourist information centre (bayreuth-tourismus.de).
On the Outer Radring you drive around Bayreuth and discover exciting places and breathtaking nature outside the city center. The tour is quite hilly, but you will always be rewarded with beautiful views.The tour starts at the Festspielhaus, but of course you can get into the ring anywhere. At the beginning - or at the end - you will pass a pretty Kneipp facility where you can cool off your calves.
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The comfortable loop D of the Bayreuth Cycle Ring takes you from the city to the countryside and back again. The start is at Luitpoldplatz, where the Red Main disappears briefly under the earth. You drive up a small hill to the festival hall. In the house, known far beyond the borders of Germany, everything revolves around the works of Richard Wagner. It is best to take the time to get to know the unique building during a guided tour.