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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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wonderful collection and innovative display

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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England, United Kingdom
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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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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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