The Prussian Princess Wilhelmine – the favourite sister of Frederick the Great – established a unique ensemble of palaces, garden art and a wonderful margrave opera house in Bayreuth.The latter is said to be Europe’s most beautiful, preserved baroque theatre and was registered as a “unique example of baroque theatre and festival culture” on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The New Palace is a true rococo master-piece with margrave couple Friedrich andWilhelmine’s historic rooms. Garden art of European importance can be found slightly outside of the city centre at the Bayreuth Hermitage, which impresses with its palaces, grottos and water features, as well as the unique, semi-circular orangery embellished with glass and quartz.