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Bachhaus

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Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: 490369179340
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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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Great bit off history

This little place has an amazing amount off history and knowledge available. Great exhibits for music enthusiasts and if your not into music the history off this cosy little place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Manus D
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little place has an amazing amount off history and knowledge available. Great exhibits for music enthusiasts and if your not into music the history off this cosy little place will still interest you.

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Johann Sebastian Bach's birthplace is one of Eisenach "must" attractions. Somebody said that it is not his birthplace and even his family have ever lived there, but some other Bach have :). This museum consist of old house, what is from Bach's time and new modern museum. This is worth to visit, if you are interested of Bach.

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Tadworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

If you like music or history, go to Bachhaus. It's interesting to see various things connected with J. S. Bach. A 20-minute concert is included for each visitor and you are given a time to attend. When it was our turn, we heard a demonstration of 5 small organs, harpsichords and clavichords used in homes and village churches. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

If you love Bach you can spend a whole day here listening to music reading etc. The exhibit does a beautiful job explaining the different Chandra's classical music and how Bach affected the rest of the developing musical world.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My favorite part was when they played the various period instruments, especially the small organ which comes from the region and quite possibly was played by Bach himself in his lifetime.

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Altough there is more than enough to fill a museum on Bach this was a bit small. I remember the theory of the numbers in the music. I thought it was a bit thought after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Bachhaus, especially the live demonstration of a range of keyboard instruments (organs, harpsichords etc). The 20-minute concert is part of the ticket price. You get allocated a specific concert time, but no-one checks whether you go to the correct one. Everything was in both German and English, which helped greatly. The staff at... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The museum is a gem. The creators of it made a point that what brings us to Bach is music. Even though there is plenty of material devoted to his life, the museum mostly concentrates on the period instruments and Bach's music itself. You will have the opportunity to hear the instruments and you will hear Bach's music during the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

A very enjoyable museum that was informative and entertaining. Obviously a must for any Bach followers and certainly worth the journey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Worth a visit, and very interesting for those particularly interested in Bach. The opportunity to hear excerpts from his works, played on instruments of the time, was wonderful. The whole visit took 3 hours, so allow plenty of time.

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