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Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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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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Bachhaus

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW 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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are ever in Eisenach I suggest you to go visit this museum. Its a house Bach lived in for a few years of his life and they turned it into a very nice museum. Its interesting and educative. They even added a new part which is very modern looking where one can relax and listen to Bach's works.... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lovely place, small as houses where at the time of his youth, in a lovely area in walking distance of the old town, lots of great things to see if you take the time to see the old architecture

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Aurora, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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