Bach Family Ancestral House
In Drei Gleichen (formerly Wechmar), Veit Bach (1550-1619), the forefather of the widely ramified Bach family, took refuge from the Counter-Reformation in 1590 and settled as a miller and minstrel in the then "Oberbackhaus" at the centre of the town. In the ancestral home of the Bach family, a permanent exhibition provides information about the life and work of the Wechmar Bachs. The "Museum of Thuringian Minstrels" is also housed here and recalls with historic exhibits, such as a violin-making workshop, the time when Wechmar was the centre of Thuringian violin making (1750-1846). In the Veit-Bach Upper Mill, the picture cycle entitled "The Bach Family" is on show, with eleven large-size panels on the history of this family of musicians.