Dedicated to the life of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Bach House occupies a half-timbered residence in the city of his birth, Eisenach. It was mistakenly identified as his birth house during the mid-19th century and now showcases his life and musical legacy, as well as more than 400 baroque instruments.
Discover the history of the five centuries-old residence in the foyer, then learn about Bach’s studies throughout modern-day Germany while browsing the instruments and original librettos on display. A highlight of the museum is the Bach Goblet, one of only a few authentic possessions of the renowned composer, which features a monogram of the letters “JSB”.
Coincide your visit with one of the hourly musical demonstrations in the Instrument Hall where a baroque viola da gamba, violoncello piccolo and clavichord are exhibited. You can watch performances of Bach’s compositions on the museum’s 180-degree screen or experience his music while seated in one of the hanging “bubble chairs”.
The Bach House is a 15-minute walk from the Eisenach railway station, which has regular trains to Leipzig and Frankfurt. Both Frankfurt Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport are around two hours’ drive from the museum.