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Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Eisenach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Guided tours are offered of the small home in which Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have visited a wonderful Bach's house and I strongly recommend you if you are around the corner to visit this very nice place . Music ,classic and tradition are waiting for you.

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Hannover, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have learned he didn't live in this house, but it belonged to his parents. There is one room on display to see how middle-class homes where furnitured in his time. Otherweise lots of interesting information on the area and music and composers of his life time.

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New Brunswick, NJ
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The little old town of Eisenach in the state of Thuringia in Germany has much to offer the intrepid traveller. We were there because our recent trip in August featured a Bach theme and Eisenach was his hometown. The tour inside the Bachhaus museum was a real highlight of our trip! A docent not only talked about the musical instruments... More

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cambridgeshire england
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went here to while away the time while hubby was working. So glad I came. I am a complete philistine when it comes to classical music but who hasn't heard of Bach? It was very interesting learning about Bach's life and life in general in Eisenbach at the period he lived. Very well laid out museum. Vey informative. I really... More

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Schenectady, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Bach Haus is not to be missed if you have any interest in classical music. The house itself, on the spot if the original house (now gone) that Bach was born in, but of the same period, was bombed in World War II but is now beautifully restored and is connected to a new, modern wing that actually looks... More

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