I stayed at this apartment during my visit to the Bayreuth Wagner Festival. I enthusiastically recomend this option! The photographs do not do justice to this beautiful and wonderfully comfortable apartment. It consists of four very spacious separate areas:
- A huge living room with TV and separate “easy chair corner” with direct access to the balcony overlooking the owner’s manicured garden.
- An immaculate kitchen-dining room, complete with all appliances and tableware anyone could wish for. I particularly like the fantastic coffeemaker /
- A generously proportioned bedroom with queen-size bed, also opening to the balcony.
- A bathroom almost as big as the kitchen, featuring double lavatories, jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
Everything was meticulously clean and inviting. The apartment seems to have been built yesterday, such is the care and attention to detail the owner has lavished on this unique space. The strong WiFi allowed me to use my Apple TV on the available TV set with no problems.
The area is the small residential community of Glashütten, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the “Franconian Switzerland” forests and hills The Festspielhaus is an easy 15-minute drive, with supermarkets and other necessities along the way. The location is perfect for exploring the region’s natural and man-made attractions, such as the stunning basilica in Gössweinstein. Of course, a rental car is required. Because of Bayreuth’s accessibility and car-friendliness, driving is both worthwhile and cost-effective. Parking is inexpensive and plentiful. I found that Parsifalstrasse, a residential street on the left side of the Festspielhaus grounds, to be a more convenient -and free- parking option than the official (and crowded) Festspielhaus parking lot, as long as you arrive two hours prior to the performance. A GPS is strongly recommended.
Last but not least, I must credit the host. The charming and attentive Fr. Krieg lives downstairs and was always available to advise me on operating the apartment’s appliances and about the area’s sightseeing features. One could hardly wish for a more cooperative, sensitive and hard-working host.
I am eagerly looking forward to my next visit!