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Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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A fleeting visit to a history-rich museum-house

You really need more than the hour or so I was able to allocate - there is a great deal to see and experience about Bach's family, his life, and the life of the world around him... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Christine C
Bushey, United Kingdom
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

You really need more than the hour or so I was able to allocate - there is a great deal to see and experience about Bach's family, his life, and the life of the world around him. The hourly performances to display the function of the Bach-contemporary keyboards enriched the visit greatly. The explanations and performances were well worth the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The was an unexpected pleasure in our trip to Einenach. Sent little place. Lovingly restored and well laid out. Live music recitals each hour with explanation of varous instruments that Bach used. Very informative.

1 Thank Julie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Cute house, decent English translations next to exhibits, pleasant little free concert on period instruments. Bubble chairs with headphones nice for a snooze, but probably constantly occupied in summer. If you like Bach, you'll love this. If you're indifferent or only mildly keen, you probably won't.

1 Thank InspectorBear
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

A nice little museum with 5 original instruments played from bach's time was just what we needed to help us relax after a 7 mile walk

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Ramblinrob2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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