Bachhaus Eisenach

Bachhaus_mit_DenkmalIn 1907, the Neue Bachgesellschaft opened the first Bach museum in the city of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birth. Today the Bachhaus is one of the largest and most popular museums dedicated to a musician in Germany. On 600 sqm more than 250 original exhibits from the life and work of Bach are on display, including relics such as the front door to Bach’s apartment in the St. Thomas school building, which was demolished in 1902, the mysterious Bach goblet, an original handwritten manuscript by Bach or the “Componir-Stube”, the room where he used to compose, in which his “theological library” has been recreated. Every hour there is a little concert on two organs, the Silbermann spinet, clavichord and harpsichord. Floating “bubble chairs” allow you to immerse yourself entirely in the music of Bach or you can step into four Bach performances via multi-media “walk-in music pieces”. The baroque garden and the “Café Cantata” offer a bit of rest after an exciting visit to the museum.

Special offers:

• hourly presentations of instruments
• guided tours around specific topics and city tours
• programmes for school classes upon reservation
• evening concerts upon reservation
• public concert series
• sheet music of nearly all Bach cantatas for hire
• public specialized library including several rarities

Members of the Neue Bachgesellschaft and their children get free entrance at the Bachhaus Eisenach. Welcome to the museum of the Neue Bachgesellschaft!

Bachhaus_Rueckseite (2)Opening hours
Daily 10 am to 6 pm

Bachhaus Eisenach
Frauenplan 21
99817 Eisenach

Phone: +49 (0)3691-7934-0