Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach on the 21st March 1685. Here, the probably most famous composer of the Baroque grew up until he was ten, attended the Latin school and sang in the choir Musicus of the Georgenkirche. In 1907, his alleged birthplace at Frauenplan was converted into the first Bach museum. The Bachhaus is nowadays one of the most frequently visited museums of musicians in Germany and on more than 600 square metres it shows the worldwide biggest exhibition of Bach’s life and work. In the historical Bachhaus, every guest can experience a little concert on five historical keyboard instruments.

Whereas in the old community house, which is more than 600 years old, the life in the Baroque time is in the limelight, the adjacent new building is fully dedicated to Bach’s music. After the visit to the museum, the Baroque Bachhaus-Garten invites to bid awhile.

Opening hours:

Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
24 December from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
31 December from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Bachhaus Eisenach
Frauenplan 21
99817 Eisenach
Telephone: 03691 - 7934-0