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Bach House Eisenach

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The Bach House in Eisenach is the oldest and largest museum devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750). It was opened in the town of his birth in 1907. Today it displays the world's largest exhibition on Bach's life and music. Every visitor can experience a short concert during which instruments from Bach's era are played live.

In the modern annexe, various works by Bach are played in a "walk-in musical presentation" with a 180° screen. And a visit to the Museum can be brought to a pleasant end in "Café Kantate" in the Baroque garden.

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Programmes which can be booked: "Historic Serenades" (incl. guided tour of the museum), age-oriented programmes for school children, guided tours can also be booked outside of opening hours.

24 December and 31 December: open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Detailed information

  • culture/history
  • literature/theatre/music
  • further training for music teachers, Thuringian organ academies
  • musical instruments, hourly live concerts for all visitors, Baroque garden


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Café
  • Language: German, English, French
  • Parking for coach: 8


Restricted access for wheelchair users Personnel lift available Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users Assistance for blind and visually impaired persons

2 public disabled parking spaces (3.40 x 4.20 metres) about 150 metres away. Assistance recommended for wheelchair users for the path from the car park to the museum. Ramp in front of the entrance area (14%). Only the ground floor of the historic house can be visited. Visitors with a wheelchair up to 80 cm wide can attend the hourly live concert in the historic instrument room. Access via 2 mobile ramps (75 cm long, 80 cm wide, 10%, and 65 cm long, 80 cm wide, 11%). Garden access via steps.

In the new building, everything is barrier-free. There are listening stations and music chairs. WC in the basement accessible via lift. Please note: accessible at right 40 cm (but there is a mobile changing table which can be removed), left = 100cm.

Guide dogs permitted. Museum guide in Braille with relief pictures.

Educational museum tours by prior appointment for blind and visually impaired children and teenagers and for visitors with mental disabilities. 

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Contact information

Bachhaus Eisenach

Frauenplan 21
99817 Eisenach

Telephone: +49 (0) 3691 79340
Fax: +49 (0) 3691 793424

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