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Welcome to the Bachhaus

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach on 21 March 1685. He spent ten years of his childhood here, received his first music lessons and sang in the school choir and in the Church of St George. Throughout his life, he described himself as “Isenacus”.

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In 1907, the Neue Bachgesellschaft (New Bach Society) opened the Bachhaus (Bach House) as the world’s first Bach Museum. It was instructed to “collect and preserve everything relating to Johann Sebastian Bach and his life’s work”.

Today, the Bachhaus is one of the largest musicians museums in Germany. Every hour there is a short concert on five Baroque keyboard instruments. Installations such as the “Walkable Composition” make Bachs music a complete experience.

You will find further information under the headings Visit, Museum, Events, Shop, FAQ and Contact.

Overview: Überblick_Overview
Visit: The Bachhaus is open each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets, tours … ›› more
Museum: Manuscripts, instruments, the Bach Goblet, skulls and bones – a walk round. ›› more
Events: Concerts, readings, current and upcoming special exhibitions … ›› more
Shop: Bach busts, chocolate, books, CDs, soap with music on it, coffee mugs ... ›› more
FAQ: Do I need to book in advance? Can I bring my dog? What else is there? … ›› more
Contact: Finding us, e-mail, donations and support, legal information. ›› more