Bayreuth is a charming, cosy student city. With about 75,000 inhabitants, it is not particularly large... but: people do run into each other. Bayreuth's party and pub scene is well and truly the preserve of the students - while the world-famous festival town has a cultural life and leisure opportunities that go far beyond Wagner. Nature lovers, in particular, are well catered for. In fact, Bayreuth lies right between the Fichtelgebirge and the Franken Jura. Just perfect for outdoor, sporting activities like cycling, hiking, climbing and skiing. And if you ever feel like going to a major city, you can choose from Nuremberg, Munich, Leipzig, Berlin, and Prague - all of them easy to reach by train, coach, or car in under four hours.