Blown away by the gorgeous city of Bayreuth! This street (Friedrichstraße) is filled with culture and history, and reminds me a bit of Versailles with the long, wide streets!
I love Prussian history and this city was elevated after the marriage of Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia with Frederick, Margravine of Bayreuth-Brandenburg (Wilhelmine is the older sister of Frederick the Great). After arriving in Bayreuth, she was shocked by the appearance and spent a large percentage of Bayreuth’s money redoing the city to her standards (and nearly went bankrupt!) 🤗 While this street was originally constructed by Fredrick’s (Margravine) father, it was expanded and redone under Frederick’s reign - he even dictated what the outer facades and colors of all the houses looked like! My favorite house along this pre-constructed street is the headquarters and factory of Steingraeber & Söhne Piano Haus! 🎹
In an attempt to make Bayreuth a mini Versailles, Wilhelmine completely transformed the city. She called for the (re)building of most of the city including the old opera house (she was also a very talented musician and composer), the new opera house, the Hermitage Old Palace, the Old Palace in the city center, the New Palace, and several other buildings!
. #sponsored Thanks to @bayreuthtourismus for an awesome trip to #visitbayreuth and #visitfranconia#14cities. What’s your favorite German town? Bayreuth is now high up on my list!