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Bachhaus, Eisenach

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Serving as a museum to classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach, Bachhaus is a small Eisenach house originally thought to be the birthplace of Bach in 1685. Even though it was disproven, the New Bach Society purchased the building in 1906. Stop here to learn about Bach's life and career through more than 250 original exhibits, including antique musical instruments, a Bach music autograph, and a comprehensive listening room. Concerts occasionally take place here. Check for schedules and tickets on the museum's website. To visit Bachhaus on your trip to Eisenach, use our Eisenach travel tool.
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  • At first we didn't feel like going but our son insisted so we went in. The museum turned out to be really nice. We had a concert and the music of Bach is explained in a historical sense as well as... 
    At first we didn't feel like going but our son insisted so we went in. The museum turned out to be really nice. We had a concert and the music of Bach is explained in a historical sense as well as...  more »
  • The composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach in 1685 and it may have been in this very house, which is known to have been owned by the Bach family. The museum is located within walking... 
    The composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach in 1685 and it may have been in this very house, which is known to have been owned by the Bach family. The museum is located within walking...  more »
  • I love to visit the houses where the famous classical composers were born or used to live in. In a way the ones I have seen so far have all one common characteristic - these are great places to... 
    I love to visit the houses where the famous classical composers were born or used to live in. In a way the ones I have seen so far have all one common characteristic - these are great places to...  more »
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  • you can enjoy and learn Bach amazing world. the concert is taken place once a hour and you can have new things of Bach. You must check Bach = 14 in the 2nd room of exhibition. it is quite smart for his present.
  • Bach may not actually have been born here as originally thought, but the Bachhaus is still very worth a visit. The museum provides an excellent blend of scholarship and accessibility. There are an amazing range of instruments and artefacts, with performance and sound recordings to bring it alive. Something for everyone, no matter how much or how little you know!
  • Fantastic museum. It was super cool to have our guide play music on the old instruments. The exhibits were amazing. There were some cool multi-media exhibitions. Definitely give yourself 2 or 3 hours if you like music.
  • Absolute must stop for any lover of classical music. Well, music lover in general! Great place providing the most comprehensive insight into the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The historic part focussed on the living condition, the biography, Bach's relationship with women. And finally the historical instruments - played in a nice, 15 minute demonstration. The modern part gives you the opportunity to spend time (lots of it if you have) to dive into Bach's music. Learn about what's the deal with the well-tempered piano, for instance.
  • A must-see for Bach fans. A good balance of showing the house, but also tracing the life of the composer. Lots and lots of interactive stations (with seating) that allow you to listen to Bach's beautiful compositions.

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