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Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Guided tours are offered of the small home in which Johann Sebastian Bach...
Guided tours are offered of the small home in which Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685.
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I visited here with by husband as he is keen on Bach and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Learned a lot about Bach as a person but shame he's not thought to have been born here but did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visited here with by husband as he is keen on Bach and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Learned a lot about Bach as a person but shame he's not thought to have been born here but did live there for 10 years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum was a revelation. I am not an expert on Bach's music nor have I ever played a classical musical instrument nor studied music theory. My teenage son is more of a rock fan than a classical fan but we both felt inspired by this museum. It did show us interesting aspects of his life and there was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This museum was fantastic! We were able to see a demonstration of the instruments that Bach played on. While the presenter only spoke in German, afterwards we approached him and he summarized everything for us in English! The exhibit is very interactive and the listening pods are so comfortable I didn't want to leave!! Definitely worth a visit, the exhibit... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Bach House (Bachhaus) Museum in Eisenach includes a part of circa 500 years old half-timbered Eisenach house in Bach's era. It's the first Bach museum in Germany, housed in a building which was presumed to be the actual birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach. The house later added an extension in a contemporary architecture. The Museum's yellow colored exterior looks... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The extremely well planned and Bachhaus is a great tribute to the musician in his birth town. The museum and the remnants of the old house are great attractions, but do not miss the demonstration of the musical instruments used during Bach's time.

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north carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lovely place to visit. Again asked if we were Canadian looked unhappy that we were Americans but still friendly. Heard some very talented young teens play music and saw were Bach lived awesome Eisenach is a beautiful place with beautiful people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Amazing Bach museum with loads of music including live performances on period instruments. Staff were super-friendly and very helpful

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I love that they play period instruments for you! And that you can walk around an old house looking at cool musical stuff from a great family. There is great signage in both German and English, which makes it probably the best museum in the area (definitely in town). It's inventive too, with the way it presents the family and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to visit. It has a lot of interactive materials and interesting reading. We attended a musical performance in one of the halls, performed on the musical instruments of that time. It was very interesting don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Bach comes alive with this wonderful collection in the historic house. Not old and dusty thanks to innovative display and design.

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Additional Information about Bachhaus

Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Thuringia  >  Eisenach
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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