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Bachhaus

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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Hanover, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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6 helpful votes 6 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
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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