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Bach as a baroque genius

Few people know that Johann Sebastian Bach lived in Weimar for almost ten years. Weimar is two stations in his life. In 1703 he spent half a year for the first time in Weimar, freshly returned from Lüneburg. After his stay in Arnstadt and Mühlhausen, the 23-year-old returned to Weimar from 1708 to 1717 to work at the court of Duke Wilhelm Ernst. The thematic city tour begins at Markt, the composer's home in Weimar, right next to the Hotel Elephant. Today, a commemorative plaque of Bach's residence still bears witness. It also refers to his sons Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel, who were born in Weimar. The route continues along Ilmwärts along the Stadtschloss with the destination Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul (Herderkirche), where Bach played the organ with his cousin Johann Gottfried Walter and four of his children were baptized.

The offer is not suitable for travellers with reduced mobility.


Duration: 2 hours

Price: 105,00€ per group (max. 25 people)

supply foreign languages: EUR 20,00 per group

Meeting place: as arranged

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