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Johann-Sebastian-Bachkirche

Markt, 99310 Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3628 740960
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Wonderful church.

While we were there they were getting ready for a wedding.What a dream to get married in this... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
Lee Ann H
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Kissenbrück
via mobile
Perfect and Poignant

Visiting this simple yet beautifully-kept village church where Bach began his professional life as... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2016
CBS-CHS
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Houston, Texas
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Once called the Neuekirche, this church was renamed after Bach in honor of the composer's incredible popularity in this town.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Markt, 99310 Arnstadt, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 3628 740960
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

While we were there they were getting ready for a wedding.What a dream to get married in this church!

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Reviewed December 17, 2016

Visiting this simple yet beautifully-kept village church where Bach began his professional life as an organist was a poignant highlight of our Thuringia visit. There we learned the young man got the job due to family ties and lost it due to sowing wild oats....More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

The church in Arnstadt was the firts position that JS Bach held as an organist and church musician. Why did he get the position? Because he was well known as an organ expert and he was called 1703 to Arnstadt to inspect the newly built...More

1  Thank Vierdank
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We have now attended two concerts in this church, including an organ recital using both Bach's 1703 organ and a 19th-century Romantic organ. Acoustics and performances were both excellent.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016

The church is a very nice maintained church with a lot of history and good concerts. It is located in the center of Arnstadt wich is a nice little city with great ambiance

Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

...then this is a place to visit. Not only is the church itself charming but you can buy CDs of recordings of both the current organist and his predecessor playing the same instrument that JSB himself used.

Thank PasdeCalaisJames
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Bachkirche in the small town of Arnstadt, Germany was Johann Sebastian Bach's first post as organist at the young age of 18. It was in this Lutheran Church that Bach composed the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Originally the church of St...More

Thank gesuati
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

Nice little church famous because of the Bach's organ. The church itself is situated in the city center, very nice part of Arnstadt town with other monuments and very nice and relaxing park.

Thank Mia F
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Reviewed April 13, 2015

Come and marvel at the organ that JSB actually played. Beautifully restored church and a brilliant concert venue

Thank strelnikov
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had Bach not played at the church, it would be just another small church with a splendid old organ. What you see is not what Bach saw. A century after Bach's time, the church interior had a massive make-over. It now serves as a concert...More

1  Thank DonPaulo
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