Bach House Eisenach
The world's most famous composer comes from Eisenach - Johann Sebastian Bach was born here on 21 March 1685. All his life, he proudly called himself an "Isenacus". Opened in 1907, the Bach House is the home of a modern - and the world's largest - exhibition on Bach's life and music, with more than 250 original exhibits displayed in an area of 600 m², including Bach's autograph, first editions like the "Art of the Fugue", the meticulously reconstructed "Bach Library", mementoes like the entrance door to Bach's home in Leipzig and the famous "Bach Goblet" from Bach's possessions.
There is live music at the Museum at hourly intervals, on two organs, the Silbermann spinet, clavichord and cembalo (included in the admission fee). In the extension, visitors will find a fascinating combination of exhibits, multimedia art and individual listening. In floating "bubble chairs", they can become immersed in Bach's music or compare famous recordings of the same cantatas at a mixing console. The section entitled "Bach iconography" traces the development of Bach's image from original paintings through copperplate engravings to artists like Emil Orlik and Johannes Heisig and the forensic reconstruction created in 2008.
A "walk-in musical presentation" takes visitors to four Bach performances via a 180° projection, namely a ballet of the "Art of the Fugue", a rehearsal of St. Thomas' Boys' Choir, an organ concert and St. Matthew's Passion. Nowhere else is there so much Bach! And a visit to the Museum can be brought to a pleasant end in "Café Kantate" in the garden of the Bach House.