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Bayreuth - Margravial Opera House Becomes World Heritage Site

Most people associate Bayreuth with the Richard Wagner Festival, which attracts thousands of Wagner-lovers from around the world to the Bayreuth Festival Theatre, the opera house he had built solely for performances of his operas. But Bayreuth has another opera house, the 18th century Margravial Opera House, which is, incidentally, one of the reasons Richard Wagner came to Bayreuth.

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Late in June it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.