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Bachhaus

Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Eisenach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Guided tours are offered of the small home in which Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Guided tours are offered of the small home in which Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685.
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Aurora, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The 30 minute music concert is worth it. You get to hear various Bach pieces on instruments the Bach family owned and used. In addition the music concert and the historical part of the museum, there is a new wing with modern interactive displays. You can sit down and put headphones on and listen to various Bach compositions and hear... More 

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Ullapool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum in the lovely old town of Eisenach is a delight if you are a fan of J S Bach. I loved hearing two old organs being played by a very good musician. The new museum building melds well with the oldest house in Eisenach. Whether or not this is the actual house where Bach was born has not... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We were prepared for an interesting experience but this was so much more. The Bachhaus was fascinating, giving a wonderful evocation of the Bach family, the garden delightful and the Museum was somewhere I could have spent the whole day with music, Bach's of course, to listen to, period instruments and much more, but there were other places to visit... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a musician I was already looking forward to this visit. However, my expectations were exceeded. The museum offers ample information for the casual visitor but also gives rich details to someone who has studied Bach. A little live demo on period instruments was also well done. In addition, the museum offers many hours of listening samples along with analyses.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Bachhaus is a wonderful place. Our visit began with a recital - a student played five different instruments and gave a bi-lingual lecture about performance practices, very informative and engaging. The museum succeeds in addressing music lovers with or without a previous knowledge of Bach and his time. The newly added spaces invite the visitor to listen to a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Presented a view of Bach the man and his mind in a fascinating light - so well done, with focus on different aspects of his music and life. So many different approaches to his musical thought and processes that it was a fascinating window into past and present musicology as well as the life and times that Bach lived and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It was really nice to see Bach House as a Bach fan. You can see the instruments he used as well as listen to the music there. You can also see the kitchen, bathroom and other rooms he used. It was a great experience. If you are close to Eisenach, definitely go and visit it.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a great museum. Lots of interactive items and plenty of great music to listen to. Highly recommended.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The original Bachhaus has slanted windows, shows how old it is. The Instruments are played every hour in the Music room. The B+A+C+H=14 exhibition is interesting, it solves a "puzzle canon", you will only understand if you watch the 2 videos on ground and first fllor, both are available in english. Toilets are free.

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Edina, Minnesota
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a great opportunity to learn about and listen to Bach and his music. There is a history of Bach, explanations of his music and a great listening room. There is also a 20 minute demonstration of old musical instruments (done in German only but still fun). Most displays have English and German information. The listening room is one... More 

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