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Bach House Eisenach

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The largest Bach museum in the world is to be found in the town where Johann Sebastian Bach was born. On an area of 600 m², more than 300 exhibits present the world and music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Fascinating: the mysterious "Bach Goblet", the Bach autograph, the "Composing Room". There is live music on every hour - on two organs, the Silbermann spinet, clavichord and cembalo (the 20-minute concert is included in the admission price). Visitors can enjoy the music sitting in the hanging "bubble chairs".

The  "walk-in musical presentation" shows visitors four Bach performances on a 180° screen. And a visit to the Museum can be brought to a pleasant end in "Café Kantate" and the 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

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

Services

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

Accessibility

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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Bachhaus Eisenach

Frauenplan 21
99817 Eisenach

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

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